Mary Lira

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Edinburgh, Scotland, EH4
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My name is Mary, and I am a Pluralistic counsellor who tailors counselling to your unique situation. I blend various methods, adapting to your pace and preferences. We are all unique, and your circumstances, finding your strengths, and exploring your potential are vital aspects of embracing your journey into wellness. The core of my work centres around adapting to your pace and what feels most comfortable for you. Your feedback and preferences are so important!

I have worked with various issues, including bereavement, anxiety, motivation, confidence, trauma, and cultural issues. I combine different counselling methods to create an experience that suits you best. Compassion-oriented practices are at the root of my approach and I also use creativity tools such as paintings and creative writing.

Taking the first step to counselling can feel very daunting, but it is the beginning of a different journey. This journey involves self-discovery in a safe, compassionate and supportive space. I offer a free initial session. If you would like to reach out to ask any questions or chat about the counselling process, find out if we are a good fit.

Training, qualifications & experience

  •  Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Practice (2023).
  • Masters Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Spain 2012
  • Psychology, Universidad Metropolitana, Venezuela 2009.

I have worked with bereavement, anxiety, motivation, confidence, trauma, and cultural issues. 

Member organisations

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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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£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

Upon request, I can offer concessions in certain cases such as for students or clients on a low income. 

50 min counselling session (in person/online): 55 pounds.

My counselling room is in A Quiet Room on the Shore at Leith, Edinburgh 

Edinburgh, Scotland, EH4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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