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Mary Dempsey MBACP

Beckenham, Kent, BR3
07940 181915 07940 181915

About me

People come to counselling for many reasons; if anxiety and constant pressure are your everyday experience, life can feel impossible. Feelings of generalised anxiety afflict many people in the modern world and you may be wondering if it's just you who finds it so hard to cope. Or you may find yourself struggling against recurring depression; stuck in a repeating pattern where you can see no way out.

Together we can make sense of these difficult feelings. Conflict in family relationships, loss, isolation, low self esteem and 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 confidential space where you will feel safe and supported to explore your inner world.

Training, qualifications & experience

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

My integrative 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 and 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


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

(limited concessions available for students)

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

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


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Easy local parking and/or transport links


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

Online sessions at the moment.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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Mary Dempsey MBACP

Mary Dempsey MBACP