Mark Lough

Mark is a practicing psychotherapist and organisational development consultant working in Aberdeen, Scotland and he has a particular interest in leadership and team development. Mark has run an independent practice since 1997 and has worked with people from many different sectors ranging from health and social care and education to a range of companies within the oil and gas sector. Since those early beginnings, Mark has worked mainly within the UK but he has also enjoyed working internationally with cross-cultural leadership groups in the Middle-East and Russia.

Mark was first introduced to appreciative and strengths-based approaches in 2008. Four years later, had the good fortune to meet Wick van der Vaart, founder of the Instituut, at an AI workshop in London. The conversations that ensued gave rise to a new and stimulating involvement with the Instituut voor Interventiekunde. Mark continues to be stimulated by the challenges of synthesising his work as a therapist with his role as a consultant and his continuing interest is in developing relational perspectives as they relate to the different elements of his work.