Mark has worked as a psychological therapist in both primary and secondary sectors of the NHS for 17 years. He worked as a lecturer, supervisor and course leader at Regent’s University London for 14 years and has taught post-graduate programmes at other major universities. He has conceived of and developed EASE Wellbeing which is a community interest company that provides the delivery of psychological therapy interventions in primary care at an early stage of their presentation to GPs.
He has published evidence of effectiveness as well as a protocol for the delivery of this intervention and has written a book chapter demonstrating case study material. He has also spoken at conferences around the world about early intervention, deconstructing the medicalization of misery, challenging stigma and delivery of cost effective and robust interventions. Mark has worked with a wide range of difficulties both in short-term and long-term interventions and has extensive experience of training and supervising both training and qualified therapists. He is deeply interested in the extension of services to populations who have experienced paucity of access to services as well as shortages in service provision. Mark is committed to research and eliciting data that demonstrate how and what is useful for clients who experience difficulty and distress. He has a special interest in the development of existential-phenomenological psychotherapy and counselling psychology and creating robust evidence of efficacy and effectiveness in this and other modalities.
Mark formerly worked in business providing financial solutions for the health care industry in the United States and so has been involved in this field for over 25 years. He has developed a model for supervising executive coaches and works closely with senior organisations in that field to promote effective interpersonal working relationships through supportive supervision practice. Mark is also involved with Place2Be, a national charity for therapeutic work with children, has advised the board of KIT (Keeping In Touch), which is a charity that provides social interventions for care home residents who are elderly, disabled and/or possibly isolated and depressed.
Publications by Mark Rayner:
- Please explore Mark’s extensive research items and citations at ResearchGate.
- Existential Experimentation: From being and doing to an approach that addresses the theme of Insider and Outsider
- What do clients want from talking therapy?
- Psicoterapia Existencial de Corto Plazo en Atención Primaria
- CORE Blimey! Existential Therapy Scores GOALS!
- Measuring a short term existential therapeutic intervention in the NHS
- Being and Doing
- Where practice and research converge
- Truth or Dare
- How Psychotherapy Integration is Put into Practice
- Existential Experimentation
- Existential Experimentation 2011 outline
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