Mary Dempsey

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Beckenham, Kent, BR3
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

People come to counselling for many reasons; isolation, loss, low self esteem and navigating life transitions are some of the many challenges which threaten your mental wellbeing. If pressure and constant anxiety are your everyday experience, life can feel impossible.

It may feel like it's just you who finds it hard to cope but feelings of generalised anxiety affect more people than you think. You may find yourself struggling with relationship/family issues or stuck in a repeating pattern where you can see no way out.

Together we can make sense of these difficult feelings.  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.

I can help you develop valuable insight, recognise your strengths and find a clearer sense of purpose in your life in 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.

I developed an understanding of many theoretical perspectives in my training and continue to expand this through experience in my practice and ongoing professional development. This means I can adapt to what works best for you.

Amongst other areas of interest, I volunteer at 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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£60.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Additional information

Daytimes (9am - 5.00pm) - £60
Evenings (6 - 8pm)             - £65

Sessions are 50 minutes long and we would usually meet at the same time each week.  You do not need to commit to a particular number of sessions, I believe you will know best when you have arrived where you want to be

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Daytimes: 9am to 5.00pm Evenings (6 - 8pm)

In-person sessions available 

Online sessions if preferred

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

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

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Mary Dempsey
Mary Dempsey