Mr Mark Bailey

Mr Mark Bailey

DC Psych, UKCP Reg, NLPTCA

Psychotherapy

Overall Rating

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4.91
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4.91
Explanation
4.91

Top feedback

“Mark is attentive, a good listener, and professional. Despite his structured and professional approach, the therapy does feel very personable and my experience has helped me, to a great extent, to establish a process setting me in right direction of recovery. This was a good experience in otherwise troubled times for me. Thanks Mark! “
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Consultation fees

New appointment: £165

Follow-up appointment: £110

Practices worked at

Linen Hall

162-168 Regent Street, Soho, London, United Kingdom, W1B 5TF
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About

I am a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and habe been in clinical practice since 2001. I hold an Advanced Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy including Psychopathology and have undertaken further training in Neuro-linguistic Psychotherapy, CBT. DBT, and EMDR. I see clients in my consulting room on Regent Street, London but also offer therapy sessions via video calling and messaging, catering for clients who are travelling or overseas.

I incorporate a range of therapeutic methods and approaches into my Clinical Practice including Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT); Dialectical Behavioural therapy, Acceptance-based therapy, Neurolinguistic therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Mindfulness. I place a strong emphasis on my continual professional development and to that end undertake further training every year to keep up to date on clinical advances.

However whilst theoretical principles are useful they do not wholeheartedly govern my work. Successful therapy is a unique collaboration between client and therapist. I am supportive, empathic, non-shaming, kindly challenging and optimistic in my work. I have seen hundreds of people achieve deep, powerful changes in their lives over the years.

I always suggest we speak before we first meet so can we outline what you need and how I might help you.

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Medical procedures

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Acceptance Commitment therapy
  • EMDR
  • Neurolinguistic Psychotherapy
  • Integrative psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness focused techniques
  • Trauma
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Special interests

In addition to these problems I also have specific training and experience in these keys areas:

  • Adjustment disorder
  • Bereavement
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Chemsex recovery
  • Child abuse
  • PTSD & Complex PTSD
  • Physical & psychological abuse
  • Growing up within psychologically abusive, violent, manipulative or narcissistic households
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
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Education

  • Advanced Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy inc. Psychopathology
  • NLP Practitioner
  • NLP Master Practitioner
  • Mindfulness Training/Oxford University Dept of Psychiatry
  • CBT Training
  • EMDR
  • Memberships: UKCP, RSPCC, NLPTCA, INLPTA.
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Reviews

4.91 Overall Patient Trust rating
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Depression
12/34
Anxiety
8/34
Anxiety Disorder
8/34
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
6/34
Trauma
3/34
Trauma/Complex Trauma
3/34
Stress
2/34
Anxiety and OCD
1/34
Bereavement
1/34
Counselling
1/34
Sexual Dysfunction
1/34
grief
1/34
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Anxiety Stress Depression
Mark is attentive, a good listener, and professional. Despite his structured and professional approach, the therapy does feel very personable and my experience has helped me, to a great extent, to establish a process setting me in right direction of recovery. This was a good experience in otherwise troubled times for me. Thanks Mark!
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Overall
(5/5)
Explanation
(5/5)
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(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Depression Anxiety Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Mark is compassionate, engaging and understanding. Above all else, Mark focusses explicitly on your personal feelings which make YOU feel valued as he works in partnership with YOU to untangle the webs in your mind. Physiological and psychological connections are consistently referenced which helps with the realisation that "this is not all in my head" through shining lights on clear physical responses to trauma that you may not have previously recognised. Mark guides you through recovery, referencing practical theories (and on occasion reasoning as to why he disagrees with practical theories, which is appreciated) to help you understand that you are your own person and that the way you feel is important to you, no matter what others may think or perceived stigmas/stereotypes you think may exist. Thank you Mark for helping me on the road to feeling like me again.
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Trauma grief Bereavement
I started seeing Mark after the loss of my young child to cancer. From the outset the nature of his approach was really well tailored to my personality and values, and his thorough and knowledgable explanations meant I really bought into his guidance. Mark’s approach was specific and practical whilst also being ‘big picture’ enough that I feel I have come away with a toolkit to help me navigate my grief on my own in future. Throughout our sessions Mark was warm, kind and empathetic, without being patronising. I would highly recommend Mark to anyone.
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Trauma
I saw Mark for around 5 months I think for PTSD after having been raped 18 months prior. All our work was done via FaceTime. I found that working through the pandemic as a nurse, triggered all kinds of memories and I struggled to be able to sleep, eat, concentrate, or do all kinds of simple everyday tasks. Initially I was worried about speaking about all intimate things, but Mark was very easy to talk to and never judgemental about anything I said. Mark was warm, kind and compassionate, calming and super approachable. He was always empathetic and understanding. Mark encouraged me to push myself, which is something I asked him to do, as I knew that I work better with some pressure applied. I emailed Mark a few times in between therapy to ask questions and he always replied with the answer. Mark was fantastic at explaining PTSD and how it works and also demystifying all the things that were making me feel like I was falling apart. He guided me through some traumatic times and made it a lot easier than I thought it would be. He was also very careful to mirror my language, as there are some things which I struggled to say and hear, but I noticed that he saw that and it helped make things a lot easier, until I was ready to say those words too. I genuinely don’t feel like the same person I was, and things are so much easier again. I can sleep and I can do things which I was avoiding due to the trauma, which makes my whole life easier. I would 100% recommend Mark if you are looking for a therapist.
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Trauma/Complex Trauma Depression
Mark has been incredibly helpful as a therapist. He has been understanding, kind and "got me" and more importantly to the root of what was distressing me. After sexual, physical and psychological abuse as a child, I have been able to finally address the trauma I experienced and now feel I can live more how I want to. I am no longer the frightened or timid person I had become and therapy has given me the courage to explore new things without the same fears. Thank you!
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Anxiety Disorder
Mark has a calm and approachable way about him that made me feel at ease. Over time it was like I was visiting a friend. The therapy sessions were thought-provoking, science-backed and gave me the ability and confidence to start questioning my thoughts and behaviours and to gradually amend them to benefit my overall outlook. Mark worked holistically with me and I felt listened to, guided and comfortably led into my new ways and I have left therapy for now knowing I can return if I ever want to or feel the need to and I feel empowered with a new toolkit to face each day and any issues that come my way.
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Overall
(5/5)
Explanation
(5/5)
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(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Anxiety and OCD
I have had 15 therapy sessions with Mark regarding my anxiety and OCDs. Mark is very professional and a fantastic therapist. He is very good at listening and adapting the therapy path to his patients. I recommend Mark to anyone looking for a therapy.
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(5/5)
Explanation
(5/5)
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(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Sexual Dysfunction
I can really recommend Mark. Most of our sessions were online, although when I was in London I met him for a few face-to-face sessions too (long before the lockdown). I had a difficult childhood and have seen many therapists over the years. Mark is the first person I recommend to anyone. He has a caring and helpful attitude and is really insightful. I felt he really helped me see what I needed to see. I was keen to find practical long-term solutions, and Mark did not make me talk about my childhood (which was something I really did not want to do all over again) - instead he helped me discover certain ways of thinking I had which were not helpful for me. I feel lucky to have found such a helpful therapist. Mark is quick thinking and instead of getting caught up in the "story" of whatever I was telling him, he would be able to spot patterns or ask a question which made really open my eyes to something which had never occurred to me. He would not tell me what to think or what to do, but his questions were always spot on. Mark, I will be forever very grateful - thank you for all your help.
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Overall
(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Stress Anxiety Disorder Anxiety
Excellent! I found Mark through the Aviva Preferred Providers list and he has been incredibly helpful. I sought help for stress and anxiety which were getting unmanageable and starting to ruin my life. He is professional, knowledgeable and has absolutely helped me reduce my anxiety levels. After 11 sessions I am in a much, much better place and have a different outlook.
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Anxiety Disorder Depression
Following a GP referral for Anxiety and Depression Mark has helped me immensely. We have worked together now for 3 months and in that time my symptoms have reduced significantly. I feel like myself again and am doing much better in Covid lockdown than I would have done without therapy! I found some of the practical elements especially beneficial. I definitely recommend working with Mark.
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Following a referral with a diagnosis of PTSD after a bad car accident I saw Mark for about 3 months. He has a warm and friendly style and explained things clearly. The work was challenging at times, however it has helped me tremendously. I am no longer having awful flashbacks and can do the things I used to do...I have also now driven again. A very positive experience.
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Anxiety
I had a fantastic experience with Mark. Before I was referred by my GP I hadn't considered attending therapy - I'd always viewed it as something that other people did. But Mark was very patient and understanding and got me to a stage where I felt comfortable discussing my condition. I can honestly say that this therapy has changed my life significantly for the better, and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Mark to anyone.
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Depression Trauma/Complex Trauma Anxiety Disorder
Mark is an excellent therapist. He was able to help me get myself from a pretty dark place to somewhere far better. I have previously received CBT within the NHS, but it was of limited value for me and felt too rigid. My work with Mark felt far more human and flexible and I felt he got me and understood me. He is attentive, personable and professional.
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Anxiety Depression
I felt very anxious about approaching anyone with my issues as i felt they were too personal for someone to understand and help me. I took the leap to approach Mark and he handled my situation perfectly in my eyes. He took the time to understand and learn all the other characters that were invloved, made me feel at ease and took our time. I spent a few months seeing Mark and i can genuinely say i am in a much better place as a result.
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Overall
(3/5)
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(3/5)
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(3/5)
Mark was very supportive and motivating. He helps guide through the problems and mechanisms to cope with them. Great therapist to work with.
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Overall
(4/5)
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(4/5)
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(4/5)
Pleasant, educational and useful experience working with Mark.
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Overall
(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
Mark has an excellent manner and approach. He was very open and also challenging in the right way when I needed it. He really helped me at a very difficult time and got me back on the right path. I can’t recommend Mark highly enough
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Depression
I suffered with depression when I was younger and then for about a year recently so decided to seek therapy rather than using Medication. Mark was recommended to me by another therapist. He has undoubtably been of great help to me, with kindness and a gentle sense of humour. He picks up seemingly small things but which are really helpful. My therapy has helped me to create different responses to difficult challenges. Previously I would spiral in my thoughts and felt I couldn’t get out. Now I can stop myself getting sucked under. It’s been incredibly beneficial.
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Anxiety Disorder Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Depression
Yesterday was my final session with Mark and I am very happy with the help I received. There was an emphasis on practical steps and changes that have helped me in every day situations. Therapy has not been an easy journey and there were times when the process was certainly challenging but it has absolutely been worth it. Mark is intuitive and skilled in his approach and was supportive of me throughout. I thoroughly recommend him.
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Overall
(5/5)
Explanation
(5/5)
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(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Anxiety Disorder Anxiety Depression Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Trauma/Complex Trauma
I found my therapy with Mark to be constructive, kind and highly effective. He is calm, professional and has a sharp insight into the human psyche.
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