Keynote: Mark Mercier - Counselling and psychotherapy
Client Types: Adults, adolescents & families.
Areas of special interest: Grief, depression, trauma, anxiety, self-esteem and identity, relationships, behaviour problems (including addictions), life changes, anger and shame.
I also have extensive professional experience in working with severe mental health issues, including psychosis.
Counselling / therapy services: I provide professional, supportive and practical psychotherapy. I am committed to providing an environment that allows each client to identify and determine what life changes are sought, and how these may be realised. I offer short-term and long-term therapy.
Counselling / therapy approach: My training includes psychodynamic psychotherapy, which explores the significance and influence of past events on current life experiences. I also utilise cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy and solution-focussed therapy in order to develop tools and skills to manage life stressors. The guiding principle of my therapeutic approach is to best support the attainment of each client’s specific personal goals, be they related to the creation of a positive sense of self, the forming and maintenance of satisfying relationships, or a greater sense of life-fulfillment.
Background and Experience: My professional experience includes the following: Mental Health professional role with Richmond (NZ), Mental Health professional role with Buchanan Rehabilitation Centre, Therapist at SAFE – Youth and Early Intervention Services, & Private Practice.
Registrations and Professional Memberships: PBANZ Registered Psychotherapist, Member NZAP.
Qualifications: MHSc Hons 1st class (Psychotherapy). Grad Dip (Psychosocial Studies), BA Hons (Psychology / Public Media).
Practice Locations: Avondale, St Helier’s, Titirangi.
Appointments: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays.
To make an appointment or for further information: mobile 021 775 913, or email firstname.lastname@example.org