Dr Mark Boden is a counselling psychologist. Dr Boden initially began his professional career in economics, sociology and philosophy going on to complete both a masters and PhD in this field. Having worked in this sector for a period, he moved to psychology and completed his masters at the University of East London and a Doctorate in Psychotherapeutic & Counselling Psychology at the University of Surrey.
Since completing his doctorate, Dr Boden has worked in a variety of settings within the NHS including secondary and primary care services, inpatient wards and forensic and specialist personality disorder services. He is also a senior lecturer and clinical tutor in the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at the Metanoia Institute, Middlesex University.
Dr Boden primarily works within a psychodynamic therapeutic model, but also provides an integrative approach adapting to the client’s needs by drawing upon Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and humanistic/person centred approaches, especially Emotion Focused Therapy.
Dr Boden’s clinical experience includes working with adults who present with a range of mental health difficulties, from mild to severe, including personality difficulties, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, interpersonal difficulties and emotional dysregulation. Dr Boden has a specific interest in personality difficulties and issues relating to self-esteem and self-identity.