Mary Brierley MBACP (Accred), MBPsS
Does life seem difficult to cope with? Are you feeling anxious? I offer a safe and confidential counselling service based in my home.
I am a Person-centred counsellor who has been awarded Accreditation with the BACP. I have experience in working with individuals struggling with many different issues, including: trauma, anxiety, lack of self esteem, also alcohol and food addition.
I have completed levels 1 and 2 in Brainspotting. This a new and different kind of therapy based on EMDR that provides a safe and effective way of processing issues, including traumatic events and conquering addiction.
I offer counselling to adults and young people over 14 years.
I work from home, which is fully disabled friendly with wheelchair access. My working area overlooks the garden and has a view that my clients say feels very calming.
Feedback from a former Client:
"Thank you very much for all of your listening and support. I feel very strong and empowered now and have my confidence restored".
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a post graduate Diploma from Liverpool John Moores University and am a member of the British Psychological Society (BPsS). I am also an Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work using the BACP Code of Ethics.
I work as a counsellor with a charity that specialises in supporting survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse. I understand how difficult it can seem to share personal aspects of life. I work with adults and young people over 13 years.
I have a current CRB check and I am registered with the IOC.
I have recently had training in a very effective new kind of therapy called Brainspotting. It is a more gentle development of EMDR that supports the releasing of anxiety, trauma and addiction. If you wish to find out more then there is a short video on UTube called Brainspotting by David Grand.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
I offer the first half an hour free and then charge clients £40 per hour. Discounts are available.
Earlier in my life I worked as a teacher in a primary school for over 20 years. I was a mentor for students at Manchester Metropolitan University for 8 years until December 2012.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
There is full wheelchair access with wide doorways and a ramp. However, there is no waiting area as counselling takes place wthin my home.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10.00 - 20.00
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|