I’m Mary, a very warm welcome to you. I’m a Psychotherapist and Counsellor and very fortunate to work out of my private practice in beautiful Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.
My experience covers a wide and diverse range of issues, helping with relational problems, stress, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, work related issues, domestic abuse, childhood trauma, birth trauma and bereavement.
I’ve grown my experience through ongoing personal development, training and through working ethically with national charities providing support to people with long term medical conditions, cancer and Aids. I have also been an associate counsellor with MIND and a Domestic Abuse Charity.
My approach is integrative. This enables me to work with each individual in a way that integrates thoughts, feelings and physical and bodily experience. I’m honest, reflective, open and curious and work relationally to co-create a safe exploratory space.
Get in touch in total confidence with no obligation.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy
- MA in Integrative Psychotherapy
- MSc in Management
- Diploma in Management
- Attachment and Trauma: Relationships, Consciousness and the Developing Self | November 2019
- Working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse | March 2019
- Psychotherapy – the impossible profession? | March 2018
- The Psychophysiology of PTSD and Trauma | November 2018
- A Taste of Gestalt Therapy: Awareness, Contact and The Here and Now | July 2018
- The Growth-Promoting Role of Mutual Regressions in Deep Psychotherapy | 2017
- Domestic Abuse Matters | January 2016
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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 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.
I charge £60 for regular weekly sessions of 50 minutes duration. These usually take place at the same time each week.
My approach is integrative. This enables me to work with each individual in a way that integrates thoughts, feelings and physical and bodily experience. I’m honest, reflective, open, curious and work relationally to co-create a safe exploratory space.
My friendly pet dog Dash sometimes greets clients entering and leaving, so if you are allergic, my practice might not be suitable.