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About me

I am a Senior Accredited and Registered Person Centred Counsellor and Counselling Supervisor. My experience, gained over many years, covers a wide range of issues which include emotional distress, depression, relationship difficulties, anxiety, eating disorders, stress, self-harm,  bereavement and more.

I offer my clients a safe oportunity to explore their issues and concerns within a non-judgemental environment, where they are encouraged to identify their own choices and explore ways in which changes can be made.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (Hons) Social Studies & Counselling 2005

Higher National Diploma - Counselling 2006

Higher National Certificate - Counselling 2005

Certificate in Continuing Education:Cognitive
Behavioural Skills 2008

Certificate in Person Centred Supervision 2009

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

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Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified



Types of client

Young people
Employee Assistance Programme


I am a Person Centred Counselling Supervisor with many years experience.  I offer supervision to qualified councellors and also trainee counsellors completing their placement year.

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Mary Purnell    -  Registered Member-MBACP (Senior Accred). UKRCP

Mary Purnell - Registered Member-MBACP (Senior Accred). UKRCP