Mary Danielsen, Registered member MBACP (Accred)
I recognise that thinking about seeing a Counsellor can be daunting. However there are times in most of our lives when we experience distressing, sometimes tragic events and feelings which seem to have no end or solution in sight. During such times we may realise that we could benefit from support. Counselling is a process by which you access a confidential and supportive setting. This private and exclusive space allows you the freedom to be yourself. Person centred counselling gives you the opportunity to explore different ways of looking at your life and your situation, assisting you to move towards finding your own direction.
With many years practicing as a Counsellor I work within the areas of Dumbarton and Helensburgh. My experience includes working with young people and adults, including those in front line conflict situations.. I have worked in Agencies such as Crisis, Addictions, Terence Higgins Trust, as well as in private practice.
To Couples: Relationships of all kinds can undergo many trials and pressures due to work, children, family, relationship issues, and many more stresses of daily living. I can offer couples the space to work through areas which have become too much for them to deal with by themselves. Couple work has proved very beneficial for many clients.
It is important that you feel comfortable with your counsellor, therefore at the first appointment I usually offer an extension of up to half an hour, if needed, so that you may have the time you need to consider ongoing therapy with me.
If you would like to make an appointment with me or discuss anything in relation to your counselling service: I can be contacted on 07525 259533.
Alternatively, you can contact me by clicking on the "email this counsellor" or "email me" red tabs displayed on this page.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, University of Strathclyde
Counselling Qualification - Alcohol Addiction, Alcohol Focus Scotland
Counselling Qualification - Samaritans, Scotland
Continual Personal Professional Development keeping up to date with the latest research and counselling practice in the field.
Code of Ethics: BACP Ethical Framework of Good Practice
Complaints: BACP Professional Conduct Procedures
MA, Brunel University
Professional Indemnity & Public Liability Insurance: Holistic Insurance
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
The cost of each session is £40 for individuals and £55 for couples.
Corporate referrals £60 per hour for individuals; £60 for couples. Supervision £50.
The number of sessions required varies from person to person. One or two sessions can be enough for some people while others need longer term work. This can be discussed at the start and if necessary, reviewed at intervals.
If you are unable to attend an appointment, please contact me to let me know as soon as possible, and also if you wish to re-schedule.
Missed appointments and those cancelled with less than 24 hours notice would be subject to paying the full session fee.
I see clients in Dumbarton and Helensburgh in very comfortable surroundings. Venues in both areas are close to railway stations. There is a very efficient train service from Glasgow Queen Street to Helensburgh Central Station and to Dumbarton Central Station. On site parking is also available.
As explained above, I have worked in private practice, addiction agencies, Crisis, The Samaritans, THT and within business organisations.
Over the years my practice has allowed me the privilege of working with young people as well as with clients from all age groups, including couples and families.
Please note: As the counselling relationship is a confidential matter, as your counsellor, if I meet you outside of the counselling room, for example, in the street or shopping centre I will respect your confidence at all times and will not approach you, unless you initiate the conversation.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday and Wednesday evenings Dumbarton. Saturday morning Helensburgh.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|