Mary Hemming MBACP(Accred) BA(hons) Dip Soc Wk
A warm and thoughtful registered counsellor and psychotherapist, I specialise in couples counselling, relationship issues, anxiety, depression and anger management. I welcome LGBT clients. I have daytime spaces and may offer Saturday and evening appointments when available. I practise in Clapton, Hackney, London E5.
I offer you the opportunity to deal with crises and difficulties in your life, and to develop and deepen your understanding and awareness of yourself - who you are, where you have come from and where you are going. Through gentle conversation and reflection, you will be supported to find ways forward that work for you.
Prior to training as a counsellor and psychotherapist, I worked for many years in book publishing in a variety of roles, including Sales Director and later Joint Managing Director of The Women's Press. I previously worked as a social worker, a family caseworker and community worker, and in a therapeutic community for people with alcohol issues.
I am trained in a wide range of therapeutic models and I tailor my approach to the individual person. I will listen to you attentively and thoughtfully, respond with genuine interest and concern, and preserve the integrity and confidentiality of the therapeutic relationship.
I offer couples counselling, individual counselling, short term counselling and longer term psychotherapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
Prior to establishing my private psychotherapy and counselling practice, I worked as a counsellor at City & Hackney MIND.
I previously trained and worked as a social worker, a family caseworker and community worker, and worked in a therapeutic community for people with alcohol issues.
Accreditation and Registration with the British Association for Counsellors and
Post Graduate Course in Psychotherapy
Post Graduate in Psychotherapy continuation programme
One-Year Course in Psychotherapy
Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Advanced Counselling Skills
Oxford Cambridge and RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills
Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills (PAIRS)
Childhood Sexual Abuse: Occurrence and Prevention
Introduction to Running Therapeutic Groups - Pink Therapy
Post-Graduate Diploma in Social Work, Glasgow University
BA (hons) Philosophy, Bedford College, University of London
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Lesbian,Gay,Bisexual and Transgender issues
£65 per 50-minute individual session.
£75 per 60-minute couple session.
I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a registered member of the UKRCP. I abide by the BACP's Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime spaces available.
Types of client