Mary Henderson

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Psychotherapeutic Counsellor PsychD MNCS Accred
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My office, has been personally and carefully designed to provide a feeling of peaceful ambiance and is also a safe space for my clients to explore their present difficulties or past events of trauma. The office is also wheelchair friendly.

I offer in person, telephone, online or zoom/online media counselling consultations. I found theses methods have proven to be effective opportunities for support, especially far or near geographically,  provides a feeling of support especially for client with physical disabilities or psychological difficulties, however where possible it is so much nicer to have face to face contact, it often helps in our therapeutic work.

I have worked within NHS referral mental health service as well as running my own successful private practice as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, I personally love my chosen profession and really enjoy meeting new people and working together through whatever their difficulties are, to me this is a privilege!

I am an integrative therapist, this means I use a wide range of tools and tailor therapy towards the individual needs of my clients. My main focus is always to support my client and help them to move beyond their symptoms and to provide coping strategies that are effective to move forward towards a more fulfilling life. I often use mindfulness techniques with the clients permission and this helps the client find a peaceful, safe mental place to help them if and when they need.

Many of my clients present a wide range of concerns that impact their day-to-day life and I specialise in many areas to support many past or present events in their lives. I also specialise in many traumatic memories and grief areas. Past traumas can be complex and cause distress and can also arise from any traumatic present situations. During difficult times any trauma can impact on daily living or activities, through discussion, it helps to understand and allows a person to move forward by addressing their difficulties.

I understand on a personal level, loneliness and traumatic medical difficulties due to my past serious illness, I know how this can cause fear, loneliness and/or anxiety. Therefore I can bring support with personal and professional knowledge along with tools to help ease life at difficult times. Often those difficult times lead to fear, numbness, anxiety resulting in trauma and sometimes leading onto PTSD.

My belief is that each person is an individual with personal individual needs and my unique approach and skill sets accommodates this.

My goal is to exclusively focus on my clients and treat them with respect. “Treat as I would like to be treated” is my motto.

It should be noted, like all therapy, it is a two way relationship and commitment is needed from both sides to make effective progress. Working through trauma, loss and/or grief as well as many other difficult experiences proves to have a very rewarding outcome towards wellbeing.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an Advanced Psychotherapeutic integrative Counsellor and worked in a voluntary sector with adults from past childhood sexual abuse.

I currently work in adult services with clients referred by the NHS for many issues and traumas.

I have a diploma in MB-CBT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

Currently studying EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing), completion 2020.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£50 for individual counselling

A sliding scale can be discussed.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am flexible to clients needs and offer face to face sessions, online and telephone counselling. 

Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
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.

Disabled parking available. Car parking close by with an available space. Bus stop approximately 200 metres away. All ground floor facilities.

Online platforms

Google Meet
Mary Henderson
Mary Henderson