Mary Dawes Registered Member MBACP (Accred)
*With the easing of restrictions relating to Coronovirus/Covid-19, from Tuesday 1st June, I will resume seeing clients for face to face counselling sessions, while continuing to offer phone and video sessions.*
I am an accredited Counsellor and as a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I work within their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
I do not believe that there is a typical person or client, only that there are people who are in distress and are searching for help.
I believe that the "relationship" between client and counsellor is at the heart of the work that I do, and it is this relationship that ultimately heals and promotes most growth and well being in a client.
My approach is Person Centred and Integrative, I also incorporate Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy, as I believe that no one approach fits all. Therefore, I draw upon a variety of theoretical and creative methods.
I have regular supervision on my work in accordance with BACP guidelines, and I hold full professional indemnity insurance.
I offer both long and short term counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Diploma in Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Transactional Analysis 101
Transactional Analysis Foundation Cert
Cruse Bereavement Counsellor
Trauma and Loss
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Contact and Immediacy
Trauma and Recovery
Certificate in Trauma Counselling
Counselling Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse (Mankind)
Approved Adoption Counsellor
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Adoption Counselling (Adoptee(s), Birth Parent(s), Adoptive Parent(s)
Low Self Esteem
Lesbian and Gay
Children, Adolescents, Adults and Elderly
Post Traumatic Stress
Talking with a qualified and experienced counsellor can help you;
. feel heard and understood
. release bottled up feelings
. explore choices and solutions
. feel better about yourself
I will not judge you or advise you, I will listen to you in a comfortable and confidential environment.