Mark Conlon Counselling
Therapy in Birmingham and Stourbridge
   Mark Conlon Dip.Couns.  
        Registered MBACP
Types of sessions:

Face-to-Face Counselling
Online Counselling
Telephone Counselling

07879 123313  
Please leave a message if I am unable to answer when you call. Thank you.

What can I expect from Counselling..?

As a qualified counsellor, I offer a safe, confidential space for reflection and exploration of what you feel needs attention and of what I notice in our work together. We'll work with what feels right for you and at a pace that's guided by you. I'm there to support you and to encourage you to explore some of the places that may scare you - it's in the process of being alongside these painful and distressing emotions and thoughts that understanding and change can take place.

I will listen without judging and respond to you openly and honestly. Together we will create an environment and a relationship where we can explore your feelings, beliefs and the ways in which you interact with others and with yourself.  This process can be challenging, especially if you choose to look deeply at what is happening in your internal world and how it has been shaped over time by the events and people around you. Commitment and patience are required for the process of therapy as what is revealed may, at times, be painful as well as offering the potential for living a more fulfilled life. Therapy is not about giving advice, instead it's a collaborative process which challenges you to meet yourself and to explore what needs attention in order for change to happen.

How can counselling help?

Whatever the reason that brings you to therapy, the process aims to provide a chance to explore your feelings, thoughts and beliefs and work towards living your life in a way which feels more fulfilling. At its simplest, being accepted as you are and listened to with careful attention and respect may begin the process of connecting with feelings and understanding thoughts and behaviours which can then enable you to make different choices and to resolve long held beliefs. I work in a relational and embodied way which can be gentle as well as powerfully effective.

Working creatively with images and symbols, including using pastels, pebbles and other materials alongside talking, is an option if that is what feels useful to you.  Sometimes it can be hard to translate feelings into words, so colours, shapes, gestures or textures may describe a feeling more accurately at first. We can then explore what this means for you. This can be a surprisingly powerful way of working, sometimes allowing rapid access to emotions and to understanding. It's there as an optional way of working if that is what you would like to choose.

Types of counselling sessions I offer:

  • Face-to-Face counselling
  • Online Counselling
  • Telephone Counselling                              

I would be happy to answer any questions and give you further details over the telephone, or you can leave me a message with a convenient time to call you. Alternatively, you can email me and I will get back to you as soon as I can, bearing in mind I may be in a counselling session.

Tel: 07879 123313
Email: [email protected]