Mary Dempsey

Mary Dempsey


0208 289 0900 / 07940 181915

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0208 289 0900 / 07940 181915

About me

People come to counselling for many reasons including stress, anxiety and low self worth which makes it difficult to cope with life when circumstances are challenging.  Others find themselves constantly struggling against debilitating depression. Sometimes it can feel that you are stuck in a repeating pattern with no way out.

At times you may feel overwhelmed by loss or by trying to adapt to transitions in your life.

Do you constantly feel anxious and/or depressed and wonder why those around you seem to cope more easily? Does it feel like everyone else on Facebook is having a better life?

You may need help and support to get through this; to recognise your strengths and the choices you have. You can come to understand how things could work better for you.

I provide a confidential and reflective space where you will feel safe to explore your feelings. You can develop greater self-awareness, learn to like yourself and be the best person you can be.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Counselling (Integrative) from the Minster Centre, NW London - a BACP accredited course

I have an integrative training which integrates and blends many theoretical perspectives.This means I can adapt to what works best for you.

I had two years experience of counselling IAPT clients referred through their GP in a mainstream Community Counselling service and also work as a Counsellor in a South London Bereavement Service.

I also worked in the Civil Service for many years which gave me an insight into the particular pressures of this working environment.

I am a member of the BACP and abide by their code of ethics. I am committed to pursuing my ongoing professional development and maintain an awareness of current thinking in the field of psychotherapy.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

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£50 for evening sessions

£40 for daytime sessions (up to 6pm)

(limited low cost places available for students or those on a low income)

Sessions are 50 minutes long and we would usually meet at the same time once a week.

Further information

I am experienced in counselling clients who are struggling with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Lack of confidence
  • Low self esteem
  • Relationships and the individual struggling with family issues
  • Life Changes - Divorce/'Empty Nest /Retirement
  • Trauma
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Identity issues
  • Dyspraxia, Aspergers Syndrome and other Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Maps & Directions

Beckenham, BR3

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


evenings / daytime (to 6pm)

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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