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Mark Thornthwaite Counselling & Psychotherapy

Helping people to lead happier lives.

Welcome, and thank you for visiting my website. My name is Mark and I’m a counsellor and psychotherapist providing both short and long-term therapy to adult individuals in Wombourne (near Wolverhampton).

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Do you feel that something is holding you back in life, that things could be much better but aren’t sure where to begin? If so then I work with people like you and help them to improve their lives. This can lead to benefits such as better sleep, stronger relationships, more confidence, and improved physical health.

I provide a compassionate space where you’ll find the safety needed to explore challenging aspects of yourself. I’ll listen carefully and will always try to understand things from your perspective, without judgement. Due to the confidential nature of counselling, you’ll be able to explore relationships in your life without fear of hurting anyone.

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Speak in Confidence

Counselling can help you to gain the space needed to identify coping mechanisms that used to work, but which have now become a problem in themselves. It can help you to spot self-sabotaging behaviours, and feel empowered to do things differently, maybe for the first time.

A problem shared...

Everyone’s life story and situation are truly unique, but there are some common themes to how counselling works. Experiencing the special qualities of the therapeutic relationship can allow you to face difficult feelings in safety alongside your counsellor. Once these feelings are allowed into the open, they can be understood from a new perspective which can help you to move on with your life.

Make better, healthier new choices

Counselling can be a wonderful form of self-care to give to yourself, so why not contact me for more information. You have nothing to lose, and potentially lots to gain.

What issues can counselling help with?

People come to me for help a wide range of issues. Here are a few of the more common difficulties that can be supported through counselling:




Relationship problems

Problems with confidence or self-esteem



Problems with addiction



Grief, loss or bereavement

Work or retirement


Family life

About Me

Counselling is a second career for me, having spent twenty five years in the corporate world. I had reached a point in my life where I was struggling with my own mental health and reaching out for help marked the start of a transformational healing journey. This experience inspired me to train as a counsellor myself. I now hold a Masters degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Keele University and am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). During my training I counselled NHS staff for an NHS Trust in North Staffordshire, and worked with cancer patients and their families as a Macmillan counsellor. I currently work for a counselling charity in central Birmingham alongside my private practice.

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My location

I see clients in-person in Wombourne which is easily accessible from the surrounding areas of Wolverhampton, Dudley and Stourbridge and from further afield including Staffordshire, Shropshire and the West Midlands. I also see clients remotely via telephone or video. All clients are free to choose which option they prefer, with some opting for a mixture, to fit around busy lives.

Fees & availability

Sessions last 60 minutes, usually taking place on a weekly or fortnightly basis, and cost £50 per session. If you need to cancel a booked session I require at least 24 hours notice, otherwise payment will still be due. Payments can be made in advance or on the day via bank transfer, cheque or cash.

I know how daunting it can be to contact a counsellor for the first time so I offer a free introductory call to chat things through. This will give you an opportunity to tell me a little about what brings you to counselling and for you to ask any questions you may have.

Choosing the right counsellor for you is very important, and if you don't feel that we could work together there is absolutely no obligation to go any further. I will also use this initial call to decide whether I feel I can help you. If not, then I may be able to refer you on to a more suitable counsellor.

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Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.

You can also call me on 07544041025 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.

All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services.

© Mark Thornthwaite Counselling. Mark Thornthwaite Counselling is a trading style of MT Counselling Limited, registered in England and Wales under company registration number 15257873.

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