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Psychotherapist | MA, MBACP

About me

I’m Mary, a very warm welcome to you. I’m a psychotherapist and very fortunate to work out of my private practice in beautiful Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.

I take an integrative approach which enables me to work with each individual in a way that is unique to them and their needs from therapy. My approach also serves to integrate thoughts, feelings and bodily experience. I’m an honest, professional, reflective, open and curious practitioner and I provide a safe confidential exploratory space. I have worked with a diverse range of clients and issues. Issues including relational problems, stress, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, work related issues, domestic abuse, childhood trauma, birth trauma and bereavement. I undertake ongoing professional development.

I have worked within national charities supporting people with long term medical conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease cancer and Aids. I have also been an associate counsellor with MIND and a domestic abuse charity.

I offer an initial free 50 minute consultation session during which we can explore what brings you to therapy. It will also provide an opportunity for us to get a sense of whether we will feel comfortable working together.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • MA/Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • MSc in Management

Latest Training

  • Emotional Regulation Toolkit
  • Attachment & Sexuality
  • Attachment and Trauma: Relationships, Consciousness and the Developing Self
  • Working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • Psychotherapy - the impossible profession?
  • The Psychophysiology of PTSD and Trauma
  • A Taste of Gestalt Therapy: Awareness, Contact and The Here and Now
  • The Growth-Promoting Role of Mutual Regressions in Deep Psychotherapy
  • Domestic Abuse Matters

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP

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

UK Council for 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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

You are welcome to contact me for a short, no obligation telephone chat to ask any questions you may have on how we might work together to support you.

I also offer a free introductory 50 minute consultation session during which we can explore what brings you to therapy. It will also provide an opportunity for us to get a sense of whether we will feel comfortable working together.

I charge £60 for regular weekly sessions of 50 minutes duration. These usually take place at the same time each week.

When I work

I have some availability so please get in touch if you would like to discuss your options.

Further information

I am a qualified and experienced integrative psychotherapist. I work with adults from diverse backgrounds on a wide range of issues in a relational and professional way. I offer long term psychotherapy and short term counselling.

Long Term

Long term psychotherapy allows for more space to explore how patterns of self beliefs acquired in the past may be underpinning current difficulties and help to bring about positive change. This is most suited to people who, for example have or are experiencing ongoing problems in establishing relationships, have had abusive childhood or adult experiences or have experienced loss.

Short Term

Short term psychotherapy is aimed at addressing a particular issue arising in the present and getting in the way of your daily life. For example this can be very effective in helping to make important decisions by exploring your issue in a safe confidential space, to bring some clarity to your thoughts and help to plan a way forward.

Berkhamsted, HP4

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults

Key details

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