Mary Lavelle MBACP, Dip CBT, FdSc Counselling and Psychotherapy, Bsc Psychology

Mary Lavelle MBACP, Dip CBT, FdSc Counselling and Psychotherapy, Bsc Psychology



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07707 314237

About me

I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist, with over 13 years experience, studying and working in the fields of Psychology and Mental Health. I am a registered member of the BACP and thereby work in accordance with their ethical framework.

Counselling is incredibly important to me and I always endeavour to work to the highest standards. I aim to create a space where the client feels safe, whilst also communicating trust, compassion and understanding so that I may understand what their current experience is truly like for them. I integrate various schools and models of therapy, which I have assessed, are the best intervention for a client in each session and closely monitor their reaction to these. My aim is to allow clients to have a space whereby they can explore their inner self and fully express themselves, without ever having any fear of judgement. In this therapeutic capacity it is expected that a person can become stronger, and find the awareness and ability within themselves to overcome the concerns that brought them to therapy. I have always been enthralled by the nuances of human experience and connectedness, and feel grateful to be given the opportunity to experience the humility of others in therapy as they share their deepest parts of their selves, and also to be witness to them whilst they find the ability to overcome their problems and find resources and opportunity they were not previously aware of.

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Graduate Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory awarded by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body.

FdSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy as awarded by University of Ulster

BSc Psychology as awarded by Queens University

CPD courses that I have attended are most recently ASSIST Suicide Intervention and an Art Therapy workshop. In the past 9 years I have also attended a number of mental health training days whilst working in mental health social care.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Sessions are £40 for 50 minutes (known as 'the therapeutic hour').

I offer lower prices for those on lower incomes and also students.

Further information

My office is situated in a discrete area in Dunmurry, with only minutes walk from bus and train connections, and also parking facilities.

I also work from an office in Belfast City Centre, more details of which can be provided on request

Maps & Directions

Belfast, BT7 1HB
Belfast, BT17

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified