Mary Danielsen, Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Mary Danielsen, Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Argyll & Bute


07525 259533

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About me

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. As I am an Integrative Psychotherapist I can offer different models of therapy.

For example, I offer Person Centred counselling which 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. I work with compassion and sensitivity respecting your autonomy and individual perspectives and values.

With many years practicing as an Integrative Counsellor I work within the areas of Dumbarton and Helensburgh.   My experience includes working with young people and adults, including personnel in the Security Forces. I have worked with Agencies such as Crisis, Stepping Stones, Addictions, Terence Higgins Trust, as well as Charities and in Private Practice.

The list at the bottom of the page will show the areas of counselling I work in, some of which include: Working with PTSD and Trauma using models of therapy to suit the individual, including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)

I also work with Anxiety, Depression, Abuse, Addictions, Bereavement, Career coaching, Behaviour Change and Facilitating your Potential in your life in the areas you desire to make changes in.

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 we can explore the situation together and you will have the time you need to consider ongoing therapy with me if you so wish.

For Counsellors: I offer Supervision £50 per 1 hour session.

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 Counselling, University of Strathclyde, Scotland

Couple Counselling - University of Strathclyde, Scotland

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Parts 1 and 2. in line with EMDR Ireland and Europe protocols/standards.

Accredited Alcohol Addiction Counsellor, Alcohol Focus Scotland

Qualified Counsellor - Samaritans, Scotland

Continual Personal Professional Development keeping updated with the latest Research and Psychotherapy in Practice.

Code of Ethics: BACP Ethical Framework of Good Practice

Complaints: BACP Professional Conduct Procedures

MA, Brunel University

Professional Indemnity & Public Liability Insurance: Holistic Insurance

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life coaching


The cost of each session is £40 for individuals and £55 for couples per 50 minutes.

Corporate/EAP referrals £60 per hour for individuals; £60 for couples.

Supervision £50 per hour

EMDR Counselling £50 per hour

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.

Further information

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 Charity and 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

Helensburgh, G84
Dumbarton, G82

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


Monday and Wednesday evenings Dumbarton. Saturday morning Helensburgh.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme