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About me

People come to counselling for many reasons; for instance, if constant worry or depression are your everyday experience, life can feel impossible. It may feel as if it's just you who finds it so hard to cope but feelings of generalised anxiety afflict more people than you think. You may find yourself struggling with loss or family issues and stuck in a repeating pattern where you can see no way out.

Together we can make sense of these difficult feelings. Bereavement, isolation, low self esteem, workplace bullying or life transitions are some of the many challenges which threaten your mental wellbeing. I will help you to find a different way of looking at things and gain a clearer understanding of yourself and your relationship with others.

You can develop valuable insight, recognise your strengths and find a clearer direction in your life.  I provide a completely confidential space where you will feel safe and supported.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Integrative Counselling from the Minster Centre, NW London - a BACP accredited course.

My training has given me an understanding of many theoretical perspectives. This means I can adapt to what works best for you.

I’ve had many years experience of counselling clients with a wide range of issues in a mainstream counselling service.  I also work in a South London Bereavement Service.

I am a member of the BACP and abide by their code of ethics. I am committed to pursuing my ongoing professional development and maintain an awareness of current thinking in the field of psychotherapy.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

Additional information

Daytimes (9am - 5.00pm) - £50
Evenings (6 - 8pm)           - £60

(limited concessions available for counselling students in training)

Sessions are 50 minutes long and we would usually meet at the same time once a week.

Availability

Daytimes: 9am to 5.00pm Evenings (6 - 9pm)

Face to Face sessions from 1 March

Continuing online sessions

Further information

I am experienced in counselling clients who are struggling with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Lack of confidence
  • Low self esteem
  • Relationships and family issues
  • Life Changes - Divorce/'Empty Nest'/Retirement
  • Trauma
  • Bereavement
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Identity issues
  • Issues around Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Beckenham
Kent
BR3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Easy local parking and/or transport links

Additional languages

None

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Mary Dempsey MBACP

Mary Dempsey MBACP