Mary Callaghan (MBACP Accred) Counsellor
I am an accredited registered member of the BACP and an integrative counsellor whose main body of therapy is Person centred. I am based in Lytham St Anne's and also provide online counselling. Person-centred counselling is a humanistic approach that can help individuals of all ages with a range of personal issues. Today there are so many dynamics in life that we feel have to be met, whether you're working or studying at school or university; it’s very easy to lose yourself in the pace of things that you don’t even realise it.
I am non directional and work with you to understand your experience from your point of view and better understand your own feelings – essentially helping you to reconnect with your inner values and sense of self-worth, including low self-esteem and a lack of self-reliance.
I offer a free 30 minute initial session to see if I am the right counsellor for you, after that sessions are 1 hour and charged at a standard fee of £40.00 per hour. I also offer a concessionary fee.
Training, qualifications & experience
I deliver counselling for a range of people of different ages and backgrounds; this includes young adults and I also provide counselling for Employee Assistance Programs (EAP).
In addition to my private practice, I have previously worked as a counsellor for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAHMS), supporting parents through painful and emotional difficulties that they are experiencing through difficulties faced by their children. I have also worked for BAWSO a Welsh Government Accredited Support Provider, delivering specialist services to people from Black and Ethnic Minority (BAME) backgrounds offering counselling.
Training & Qualifications
BACP – Accreditation 2020
BACP Professional Development - Mind or Body 2019
BACP Professional Development – Loss – 2018
BACP Suicide and Suicide Ideation – 2018
Connective Therapy Workshop 2018
BACP Professional Development – Integrating artwork 2017
Pathways Training - Transgender Awareness – 2016
Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC) North Wales Training 2014
Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) – Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 2014
Sand and Art Therapy Experimental Workshop – 2013
Welsh Assembly Government - Mental Health First Aid – 2013
Bereavement Training – 2012
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a free 30 minute initial session to see if I am the right counsellor for you. In addition to face to face counselling, I also offer face to face online Counselling. My standard fee is £40.00 per hour, but also offer a concessionary fee.