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. Stress, anxiety and lack of belief in yourself can make it difficult to cope with life, especially when circumstances are challenging.  Some find themselves constantly struggling against recurring depression and it can feel that you are stuck in a repeating pattern with no way out.

Others may feel overwhelmed by loss; bereavement or the end of a relationship. Trying to adapt to transitions in life and to find a way to adapt to the new world you find yourself in may feel impossible.

Do you feel undermined or bullied in your work environment with no control over your situation?

You may need help and support to deal with these issues; to recognise your strengths and the choices you have. You can come to understand yourself more and how things could work better for you. You can learn to like yourself more.

I provide a confidential and reflective space where you will feel safe and relaxed in order to explore these feelings.

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)

(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 (after 6pm) daytime (10-5pm)

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme