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 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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

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.

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
Home visits: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: 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.


Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10.00 - 20.00

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme