Mark Esward

Hi, I’m Mark, thank you for visiting my page. You’ve taken the first step by visiting this therapy website, keep going as help is not far away! Some clients just need a space to share their experiences, others need to vent about work or offload the pressures life brings. Some have traumatic and life-changing events to carefully unpick and address. Whatever it is that brings you to counselling, we can take the journey together, at your pace and on your terms.

With extensive experience working with clients diagnosed with Autism, ADHD, PTSD, and a spectrum of other challenges, I bring a nuanced understanding and tailored approach to each counselling session. From helping those grappling with anxiety, depression, and substance misuse to supporting individuals navigating trauma, bereavement, and terminal diagnoses, I’ve helped clients from diverse backgrounds and ages, ranging from 18 to 80 and beyond. Whether it’s providing a compassionate ear for those battling with health anxieties or offering guidance through moments of suicidal thoughts or psychosis, I’m dedicated to fostering a safe and supportive environment where clients can explore their emotions and experiences without judgment.

I address a comprehensive array of issues, recognising the multifaceted nature of human experiences. From helping individuals cope with the aftermath of abuse, discrimination, or bullying to assisting in managing the complexities of relationships, work-related stress, or neurodiversity, I aim to meet each client’s unique needs with empathy and professionalism. Whether you’re contending with the isolating effects of loneliness or the overwhelming weight of trauma, know that you’re not alone on this journey. Together, we’ll work collaboratively to navigate through life’s challenges, fostering resilience and facilitating positive growth every step of the way.

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A qualified therapist will have completed a fully accredited counselling course, and a minimum level 4 diploma (the study from level 2 through to level 4 takes on average 4 years, during which time they will have also undertaken 100 hours of client work).


The therapist holds relevant practice insurance.


All Mind Sense therapists undertake regular work with a supervising therapist, this is essential in helping them maintain their work with clients, safeguarding and maintaining client boundaries. In addition, all Mind Sense therapists engage with ongoing management supervision, here Mind Sense is committed to supporting the therapist (and their clients) helping to optimise the counselling environment, maintaining high standards and supporting therapists in their ongoing personal and professional development.

DBS Checked

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Member Governing Body

The therapist is a member of a governing body e.g. BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), as such they abide by their code of conduct and are committed to working within an ethical framework.


An accredited therapist needs to have demonstrated high standards of training and competence, they need to have been in practice for at least three years, undertaken at least 450 hours of supervised practice hours and be undertaking supervision for at least 1.5 hours per month.


British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy – PGDip Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Therapies Offered

Humanistic therapies

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

Person-centred therapy


Face to Face


Video (Zoom calls)

Walk and Talk

Fees and Sessions

£50 – per session

* Free initial telephone consultation





Employee Assistance Programme

Additional Services



(OL11 4EE)

(OL2 8PH)

* Initial consultations are undertaken by our lead therapist who will help ensure you get access to the most appropriate therapist as quickly as possible