Mary Dempsey

Mary Dempsey


0208 289 0900 / 07940 181915

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0208 289 0900 / 07940 181915

About me

Do you feel anxious, depressed, lacking in confidence or that your life has no meaning or purpose?

Does Facebook make you feel as if everyone else has a better life... ?

People come to counselling for many reasons including stress, anxiety, lack of confidence or difficulty in coping with life in challenging circumstances.  Others find themselves constantly struggling against depression.  You can feel overwhelmed by loss or by trying to adapt to life transitions when everyone around you seems to be moving on. 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 the choices you have and come to understand what is not working for you.

I offer a confidential and supportive space where you feel safe to explore these issues. You can develop greater self-awareness and clarity in your life, learn to manage difficult feelings and find an easier way of being.

"You are not what happened to you, you are what you choose to become"

Training, qualifications & experience

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

I have an integrative training which has given me an understanding of many theoretical perspectives.This means I can adapt to what works best for you.

I have worked as a Counsellor in a South London Bereavement Service for several years and also had two years experience of more diverse counselling in a mainstream Community Counselling service.

I also worked in the Civil Service for many years which gave me an invaluable 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.

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Accredited register membership

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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 / daytime

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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