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 13 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 trained 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.
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
Dissosiative Identity Disorder (DID)
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.