Mark Shiels offers clients a Buddhist and Contemplative psychospiritual approach to psychotherapy. Inspired and informed by the ancient teachings of Buddhism, Mark works with clients within a Transpersonal psychotherapeutic framework recognising and affirming the emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual parts of our being.

Mark is an experienced meditation practitioner. He has an academic background in Psychology, Business Studies, Theology and the study of World Religions. He has a Masters in Philosophy from the Irish School of Ecumenics and Peace Studies, Trinity College, Dublin. He has worked professionally in both the business and charitable sectors.

He trained at the internationally renowned Karuna Institute, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon. The Karuna Institute offers the only fully accredited and validated United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP) training in Western Europe. He is a dharma student of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.

Mark is deeply inspired and informed by the teachings and writings of Pema Chodron and the late Ayya Khema. He is committed to an inclusive, ecumenical (non-sectarian) buddhist approach as taught by buddhist teachers such as Jack Kornfield, Stephen Batchelor, Sharon Salzburg and Lama Surya Das.

Mark has a psychotherapy practice in London.

To contact Mark, for an initial consultation, or to find out more, please email or contact him by phone on 020 7209 3224.

Mark also offers Stress and Anger Management. For more information on these, please visit

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