Deborah Marks

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, Relationship Counsellor

For more information, please telephone us on Freephone
0330 050 1620

Deborah Marks has worked therapeutically with children and adolescents for the past 15 years [and with adults and couples for over 20 years]. She has worked in the NHS, voluntary sector and independently. She teaches on several courses at Northern School of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, including the Masters in Psychoanalytic Observational Studies and Infant Mental Health and has published a number of texts in the area of psychoanalytic work.

Therapies offered

Specialist areas

Child and Adolescent work
Early therapeutic interventions for children can ensure progress through developmental milestones and prevent more intractable problems in later life. I working with children and young people who are experiencing difficulties which interfere with their capacity to play, learn and experience life to the full. I have offered consultation and therapeutic work in the following areas:

  • anxiety
  • panic attacks
  • depression
  • isolation
  • relationship difficulties
  • traumatic life events
  • behavioural problems
  • anger
  • self harm
  • phobias
  • bullying
  • eating disorders
  • addictions

Parent work
I offer support to parents in improving their capacity both to parent and make sense of the difficulties faced by their children.

Couples work
Sometimes small shifts can have a major impact on relationships, identifying destructive patterns and working towards more satisfying ways of relating.

Adult work
I offer brief and longer term counselling and therapy for adults.


  • Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist (MACP)
  • Certificate in Marital and Couple Counselling
  • PhD, Psychology (Manchester Met. University)
  • M. Phil, Social Anthropology (Cambridge University)

Days and hours of work

Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays (8.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.)