Mary Dempsey

Mary Dempsey


0208 289 0900 / 07940 181915

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0208 289 0900 / 07940 181915

About me

Do you constantly feel anxious, depressed or lacking in confidence? Does it feel that your life has no meaning or purpose and that those around you appear to be having a better life?

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.  You may feel overwhelmed by loss/bereavement or by trying to adapt to transitions in your life. Sometimes it can feel that you are stuck in a repeating pattern with no way out.

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 space where you will feel safe to explore your feelings and emotional responses. You can develop greater self-awareness, make sense of your past experience and learn to manage anxiety in the here and now.

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.

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£50 for evening sessions

£40 for daytime sessions (up to 6pm)

(low cost places can be available for students)

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
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Relationships and the individual struggling with family issues
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Lack of confidence
  • Low self esteem
  • Life Changes - Divorce/'Empty Nest /Retirement
  • Trauma
  • 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 to 8pm / daytime to 6pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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