Mark O'Connell, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Mark O'Connell

Dartington TQ9 English, French
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Mark O'Connell, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Mark O'Connell

Dartington TQ9 English, French
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My Approach

My training in Process Oriented Psychology has been fundamental in learning about the value of following feedback very carefully. I therefore see my approach as one of carefully following the unique nature of the individual, relationship, family or group. I consider myself to always work with nature, and to sometimes work in Nature. We are developing ways of working therapeutically with young people here on the Biodynamic Farm.

It feels important to say that I am passionate to work with as much awareness of relational, cultural and systemic inequities around diversity as is possible as a white middle class english male.

The Processwork approach is awareness based and I find it very important that it includes awareness of experiencees in 'non-consensus reality'. Therefore working with dreaming experiences, body, movement, dreams, is all very important to my approach.

About Me

I work both as a Process Oriented Psychologist (psychotherapy with adults) and as a Process Oriented Child Psychotherapist, mainly in South Devon. . I also have various other trainings including Family Systems Therapy, and am attachment/trauma informed in my work. We work closely with experienced and innovated therapists, mentors, psychologists and psychiatrists to provide a robust and responsive therapeutic wellbeing service. I also enjoy working when time allows with adults. I run the Apricot Centre Wellbeing Service for Children & Families in both East Anglia and in Devon from the Huxhams Cross Farm base nr Dartington (

Process Oriented Psychology aka Process Work has been my passion for many years. I have for a long-time been interested in working with children, young people, and the families and systems around them. I think i am probably most interested in what makes life interesting and inspiring for people, no matter what their, circumstance, direction, orientation or identity. I have worked in residential children's homes, in CAMHS services within the NHS with attachment based approaches, working directly with kids, in schools, and with parents and teachers. I managed and was a Child Psychotherapist within the Ipswich CAMHS 'Connect Service' for Looked After and Adopted Children in Suffolk (NHS) and previously to that I was a manager for 'Trouble Tree' an attachment-based Tier 2 NHS service of children and young people in Southend/Rayleigh.

I work with

  • Children and young people
  • Families
  • Groups
  • Individuals

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Child Psychotherapist
  • Process Oriented Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Age-related Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Chronic Illness
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Employment Difficulties
  • Gender
  • Identity Problems
  • Infertility
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Obsessions
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Online Counselling
  • Parents
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Race Issues
  • Relationships
  • Sex Problems
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Supervision
  • Telephone Counselling
  • Training
  • Transgender
  • Trauma
  • Workplace Counselling

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term

Dartington Office

The Apricot Centre Wellbeing Service for Children & Families
Huxhams Cross Farm
Rattery Road
Dartington TQ9 6AA

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Variable fees according to circumstances.

UKCP College

  • College for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapies (CCAP)
  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)

Working with Children

For more information about therapy for children and young people, visit our info page.
Mark O'Connell

Mark O'Connell

Dartington TQ9

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