Are you being held back by anxiety or depression? Do you find that you are repeating the same unhelpful patterns in relationships and at work? Are your past traumas preventing you from leading the life you yearn for?
We can all be stopped in our tracks by difficult life events and challenges that seem impossible to overcome. But there is always a way through these difficulties, and sometimes we need to walk alongside another through these times. It is possible that the most distressing times of our lives can be opportunities for intense growth. Our suffering can seem intolerable, but there are ways to diminish this suffering and find peace, and learn to flourish.
Whatever your goals for therapy, whether you want to regulate your emotions better, release yourself from debilitating anxiety or depression, or make better choices in your life, living to your best potential, Mary can help you to achieve better mental health and work towards a better balance in life.
Mary works with an integrative psychosensory approach. The body–mind link is undeniable, with our thoughts and emotions having a neurobiological impact on our brain’s function and also our body’s way of functioning. Often with better mental health our physiology also improves.
Mary uses evidence-based approaches which have been shown to benefit clients with anxiety and depression. She has worked within an IAPT service delivering psychological therapy to individuals suffering from depression, panic disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and health anxiety. She also spent 2 years working for a complex treatment service delivering psychological therapy to war veterans experiencing PTSD and complex PTSD.
Mary also worked with adolescents in CAMHS inpatient services, with individuals diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder, personality disorder, severe anxiety and depression. Alongside her private practice she currently works for the NHS as an outpatient consultant and is a qualified and registered user of psychological testing with the BPS
Mary utilises many approaches such as EMDR, trauma-focused CBT, narrative therapy, compassion-focused therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy
Mary is a mindfulness teacher and has a strong personal practice as a member of the Kadampa Buddhist community in Northamptonshire. She also practices Wudang tai chi and the Japanese martial art iaido. Before becoming a psychotherapist, she trained in the Japanese body therapy shiatsu and is a qualified shiatsu practitioner, which gives her invaluable physiological and anatomical knowledge, adding a depth to the psychosensory work she provides.
Mary provides either short-term solution-focused sessions tailored to your needs or longer-term therapy, depending on your requirements and aims for therapy. As well as online sessions Mary now offers face to face sessions in clinics in Harley Street London, or Albion Place Northampton.
Please note that in order to ensure we are suited to work together, Mary asks all clients to complete an online questionnaire before their first session.
Mary provides a safe and confidential space for you to talk about any difficulties or issues which may be causing you concern or distress. This may include:
• Depression and low mood
• Anxiety, panic and phobias
• Self- harm and self-injurious behaviour
• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
• Trauma, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
• Grief, bereavement and loss
• Personality difficulties
• Stress management
• Self esteem
• Childhood issues
• Relationship difficulties
• Self/personal development
• Behavioural difficulties and challenging behaviour
Registered professional counsellor (BACP-380359) and registered provider for CIGNA healthcare (215676).
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered psychotherapist (BACP)
I am trained in a number of different types of psychological therapy and will work with you to understand your goals and what therapy you feel will best fit for you and your needs. Therapies I offer and models I draw upon include:
• Trauma focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
• Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
•Exposure and ritual prevention
• Behavioural approaches (including Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) for behavioural difficulties and challenging behaviour)
• Attachment theory
• Psychodynamic models
• Person centred therapy
• Integrative therapy
• Solution Focused Therapy
• Compassion-focused Therapy
• Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
• See Far CBT (Somatic CBT approach to trauma)
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a free initial telephone consultancy in order to ascertain your needs and to help you decide if you would like to work with me. After our first session I can give you an idea of how many sessions might be useful for your individual needs.
I also offer concessionary rates at my discretion.
Fees are set at £180 per 50 minute session for assessment and treatment. Frequency of session can be either weekly or fortnightly to accommodate need and assist with managing the cost of therapy. Work is goal-focused and therapy options will be discussed at initial assessment to think about what therapy best fits not only your goals, but also your budget. Different therapies tend to require different number of sessions which also impacts on overall cost and can be discussed at initial assessment. There is no obligation to continue work following initial assessment if you do not feel it is a fit for you.
I can offer telephone and online counselling using Zoom.
I offer clinics in Harley street London and Albion place Northampton.
I offer concessions at my discretion.