About me


Are you experiencing relationship difficulties or suffering with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, or simply feeling sad?

Has something happened recently, or in the past that's affecting how things are for you today? Maybe you want to make some changes but feel stuck in negative and destructive patterns of behaviour?

I'm Mary Crowley and I'd really like to welcome you my private practice. I've been counselling in Gloucesteshire now for over 15 years and have been very privileged to share this uniquely personal journey with my many clients. I hope you too will find a way to give yourself the time and opportunity to receive the understanding and support that will help you turn things around.

Sometimes it's hard to talk to those closest to you, but saying things out loud to a skilled person can often make you feel less isolated and overwhelmed. Counselling offers you a confidential space to explore thoughts and feelings.

I'm an experienced and fully qualified Psychodynamic counsellor based in central Cheltenham. I'm an accredited and registered member member of the British Association For Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their code of ethics.

I understand that seeking help can feel daunting - you may feel overwhelmed by life's events or finding it hard to imagine things will ever change - but seeking help is a very positive step. I can talk you through your problems with genuine warmth and understanding, free from any judgement or criticism; my only aim is to help you get to a better place in life.

My counselling approach helps you to examine past and present experiences, feelings and early relationships to understand how these may be affecting how you live your life today. Painful memories can often result in us repeating the same negative patterns of behaviour, which can damage us and our relationships.

I can offer you a safe and confidential space to help you understand the root of your problems. This quiet, supportive, safe space can help you think about your life, about who you are,give you the time and space to grieve, to heal, to see things from a different perspective, and enable change.

I will guide you through these explorations with the greatest of care, respect and understanding - helping you to recognize what may be affecting you and find different ways of coping , in order to lead a more positive life.

To make the first step in your journey, please get in touch. I am always happy to answer any questions, so please contact me - call 07544 501212 or email me and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Training, qualifications & experience


Accredited Member BACP British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

BACP Registered

UKRCP Reg. Independent Practitioner

Post Graduate Award Psychodynamic Counselling                                                                                                                                 

Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling WPF London

Certificate in Counselling Skills Gloucestershire Counselling Service.


2009 - Present:  Private practitioner

2015 - Present: Counsellor GCS

2009 -2015: Cotswold Counselling Service

2008 - 2010: Assessor Gloucestershire Counselling Service

2003 -2008: Counsellor GCS                                   

2003 -2007: Samaritans

2003 -2005 Rape crisis Counsellor.


Ongoing CPD in accordance with BACP guidelines

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

I charge £45.00 for a 50 minute session.


I offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments

Further information

My consulting rooms are in central Cheltenham

I offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments.

The Practice Rooms
32 Cambray Place
GL50 1JP

Type of session

In person

Types of client