Mary Brown

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BA Hons Counselling and MBACP.
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Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2RU
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My counselling approach can best be described as Integrative, meaning I will combine aspects of several different theories to promote wellbeing. I like to use psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural, person-centred theories and I will  tailor my counselling approach to suit your needs.

I believe that building a trusting relationship is essential in counselling , once that is built then the work/therapy can begin, so I will do my upmost to make you feel comfortable. I will offer you respect, safety, trust, warmth and space for you to explore difficult feelings and thoughts in the confidential, non judgemental space of the counselling room. 

The benefits of counselling include increased self awareness, and self esteem. Counselling can help you bring about that change that you know is right for you but you have not allowed. Counselling can help alleviate feelings of anxiety and depression associated with various traumas. 

Training, qualifications & experience

BA Hons in Counselling.

Certificate of Proficiency from the BACP, 2022

Safe Guarding of Children and Adults level 1 and 2,  2022 and other mandatory training for my work in a secondary school and a hospice.

Spiritual Abuse seminar 2022.

Working with Young people seminar 2022.

Child Sexual Abuse : Hope for Healing. Certificate 2023.

MY CPD is ongoing.

My experience includes work with a young persons charity in Ipswich, a local hospice and with an organisation that offered support to persons affected by addiction.

I currently work part time as a counsellor for a charity, that takes referrals from a variety of sources in the Suffolk area, this is alongside my private practice.

Issues I have dealt with in the counselling room include depression, anxiety, self harm, gender identity issues and abuse. I have experience of counselling neuro diverse young adults, long term illness sufferers , palliative and bereaved individuals. 

Prior to completing my degree in counselling as a mature student  I worked for the health service for 28 years. 

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

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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Happy to offer counselling at 8am online if that suited an  individual.

Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2RU

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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I currently rent a room in Ipswich town near the University of Suffolk for face to face consultations.

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