Mary Lim (Reg. MBACP) Person-Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist
The Wishing Well
16 St. John Street
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Life can feel really hard at times. Are you feeling scared, sad, low, worried, or stressed? Have you lost somebody close to you and you're struggling to cope? Are your relationships with those in your life going wrong, or feeling difficult?
How would it feel to be truly heard?
I can provide a safe, warm, and friendly space to help you to explore how you're thinking and feeling. I will do my best to understand what your world is like, for you.
Having someone truly listen and empathise with you can help you to feel less alone. Person-centred counselling can help you to see things that you have struggled with in a new light, and identify things you may or may not want to change. It can provide a release from difficult feelings and thoughts that you might not have felt able to say to anyone else. You don't have to struggle alone. I believe that you know what hurts, and also that given the time, space and safety to explore your feelings, you have the ability to heal. Together, we will find the right way forward for you.
You can bring any issue to counselling. This is a safe space, and I will not judge you.
As well as more traditional counselling and psychotherapy, working together through talking, I offer creative ways of working through your thoughts and feelings. We can use drawing, images, writing, or miniatures. Working in this way can help you to gain a deeper understanding and a different perspective on your feelings, behaviour and relationships. It can lead to important shifts within you, releasing your feelings. You do not need to be "creative" or "artistic" to benefit from working creatively: the creative "product" is not important. What is important is how it reflects your experiences and expresses your feelings.
The type of therapy we use is up to you: we can use a mix of both, depending on how you feel in a session. We can find an approach and a pace that suits you.
My practice is based at The Wishing Well, in Bromsgrove Town Centre. This warm and friendly environment is close to public transport links, as well as within easy reach of the M5. There are multiple public carparks nearby.
If you would like further information, to book an appointment, or to have an informal discussion with me, please visit my website, marylim.co.uk, call me on 07473 459100, or email me using the button below. I will aim to get back to you within 24 hours or the next working day. If there is a good time for me to get back to you, then please let me know in your message.
If you would like to explore working with me, we can meet for an initial assessment session. It is important that you feel comfortable with whoever you choose as your counsellor, and it is also important for me to check whether counselling with me is appropriate. If you are happy, we will then arrange to meet for further sessions. It is difficult to predict how many sessions you may need. We can discuss this at your first appointment, but I appreciate that many clients may be on a budget.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist. I worked within the NHS as a doctor for 4 years, before I retrained as a counsellor and psychotherapist. I am also a mum.
BA (Hons) Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy. 1st Class.
University of Warwick, 2017.
FdA Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy.
University of Warwick, 2015.
Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MRCSEd).
University of Birmingham, 2005.
Training and Selected CPD
Advanced Person-Centred Expressive Arts Therapy Training: Soul Collage: Shadow Archetypes. 2017.
Level 1 Certificate: Person-Centred Expressive Arts Therapy. 2016.
Applications of the Person-Centred Expressive Arts Therapy Model to One-to-One Counselling. 2016.
Animal-Assisted Therapy in Counselling. 2016.
"The Systems Effect": Systemic Therapy-Family Therapy. 2017.
As a Registered Member of the BACP, I undertake at least 30 hours of continuing professional development each year. Please ask if you would like further details.
I have experience of working with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress, sadness, bereavement, family issues, addictions, abuse, low self-esteem, eating disorders and trauma.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
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Sessions last for 50 minutes, and cost £45.
Home visits are available within a 10-mile radius, for those with limited mobility, and cost £60.
Payment is via cash, cheque, or card.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and I work in accordance with their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
My practice is monitored by a fully-qualified clinical supervisor.
I hold an enhanced DBS certificate (previously known as Criminal Records Bureau - CRB)
I am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays and Fridays
Types of client