Mary Birch

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Available for new clients
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Bath, Somerset, BA1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Sometimes change and uncertainty can be overwhelming, and this can have an impact on the way we feel. Whether it’s a loss or transition in your life; moving home, starting a new job, facing retirement, we are all unique and react to situations differently.

These milestone events can bring a whole range of feelings, including loneliness and sadness, low self-esteem and anxiety, leaving you unable to imagine or navigate a new way forward. You may mourn your old life and question your new decisions.

Counselling can help at times like these and support you to find a new perspective on your life. It will help you to gain awareness of yourself and in time, help you to make choices which can lead to change in your life. 

About me

I work in an integrative way which means I use a variety of therapeutic approaches to suit you as a unique individual. I will listen to you with warmth and without judgement, and work with you to explore your feelings in a safe, confidential space. Talking can help relieve feelings of isolation, and can help you break free of negative thoughts and give you hope again.  

Getting Started

If you are interested in seeking counselling, please contact me via email or telephone. I offer a telephone consultation where you can find out more about how I work and discuss what you hope to gain from counselling.  I do not work to a set number of sessions, but instead, review our work together regularly, with sessions arranged to suit you.

Where I work:

I offer online, in person and telephone sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training is integrative which means I can draw upon a number of different modalities, such as Person Centred, Transactional Analysis, and CBT, to best support my client through their difficulties and challenges.

  • BACP Certificate in Proficiency
  • Counselling Tutor Online and Telephone Counselling Course
  • AIM Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Practice
  • AIM Level 3 Certificate in Counselling
  • AIM Level 2 Certificate in Counselling

Cruse Bereavement Support Foundation Course

I also work as a volunteer counsellor for a mental health charity.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£45 per session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

I offer short and long term counselling.

Bath, Somerset, BA1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Online platforms

Mary Birch
Mary Birch