About me

Welcome. I am an experienced Person Centred humanistic counsellor who offers a confidential, non-judgmental and safe place to explore issues which are important to you.  Counselling sessions are held in a peaceful, tranquil location in the centre of Winchester, a short walk from the Cathedral, shops and amenities.

My aim is to help clients who wish to seek insight, awareness and meaning, and to experience positive change in their lives within a trusting and confidential relationship.

I strive to provide a safe place where you may explore any issues and find direction in your life through the therapeutic process.  I hope you may experience enhanced meaning in your world with personal growth and awareness.

How can I help?

I offer both open-ended and time-limited therapy to adults and couples.

I have experience of working with a diversity of clients with a wide range of presenting problems, some of which include generalised anxiety disorder, bereavement, relationship issues, depression, social anxiety, eating disorders, sexual issues, low self-esteem, low self confidence, miscarriage, abortion, stress, cancer, panic attacks, feelings of sadness, mental health issues and work-related problems.

I also have experience of working with elderly people, both personally and professionally.

Getting started...

I offer an initial consultation appointment where we can together help you come to a decision on whether the therapy I offer may be suitable for you.

Please contact me if you wish to make an initial appointment or if you have any queries regarding my qualifications or practice. If I am unavailable, please feel free to leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (Hons) (1st) in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy, 2010
  • Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling - 2009
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills - 2005
  • Certificate in Counselling Concepts - 2005
  • Diploma in Casework Supervision - December 2010
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling - June 2011

I formerly worked for Cruse as a Bereavement Support Worker after completing their training.

I am a member of BACP and abide by their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

I hold Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Member organisations


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work with issues including loss and bereavement, loneliness, uncertainty and offer clients a safe place, where they may explore past trauma and find hope for the future.

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Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fees are £40 for a 50 minute counselling session.  My fees for couple counselling for a 50 minute session are £50, £60 for a 90 minute session.

I offer Person-Centred supervision for a fee of £50 for a 90 minute session, with concessions for students.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

I am available for evening and weekend sessions.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

There is parking a few yards from my counselling room and easy access to public transport.


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a qualified Person-Centred supervisor, having completed a Diploma in Casework Supervision.

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Mary Dale

Mary Dale