Mary Brierley MBACP (Accred), MBPsS

Mary Brierley MBACP (Accred), MBPsS



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About me

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 addition.

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.

I have recently had training in a new kind of therapy called Brainspotting.  It is a more gentle development of EMDR that supports the processing of trauma.  If you wish to find out more then there is an interesting and useful video on UTube called Brainspotting.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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I offer the first half an hour free and then charge clients £40 per hour. Discounts are available.

Further information

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

Chester, CH4 9NR

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Mondays and Thursdays between 10.00 - 20.00

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme