Mary Lou Todd BSc. Cert. Ed. Dip. Coun. Accred. BACP
Welcome to my profile.
If you are like me it is easy to become confused with all the language around counselling. As a person centred counsellor I believe the relationship between counsellor and client is the most important thing. I can offer short and long term support. I work from my home in a beautiful rural setting ,very private with parking .
Counselling is a professional relationship were you the client, is treated with respect and not judged. In my role I can help you look at your issues from a different perspective and support you if you are ready for change. Counselling is also about self development and well being. Together we can work to make your life more meaningful and positive.
I am a trained facilitator in group work and can offer critical incident support, bullying, self esteem/confidence building , support for addicts and their family's. Mindfulness and relaxation.
I have access NI to work with young people.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked in numerous mental health settings. Supporting vulnerable adults and those with mental health problems .I have also worked in education as a teacher and tutor. For the past 12 years I have been employed as a schools counsellor both secondary and primary age groups.
After a traumatic period in my life I began to study with the open university and got a B Sc. in sociology. I really wanted to help others and give back what had helped me, so I began to study counselling. I now have the following qualifications:-:
BSc. Sociology, Cert. Education, Dip. Counselling Cert. Solution focused brief therapy. Cert. CBT. Cert. Child and adolescent psychotherapy.
I am committed to continuous professional development and have certificates in CBT.[Cognitive Behaviour Therapy] particularly helpful for those who need a more goal orientated approach: Anger management, Drugs, alcohol ,Hypnotherapy ,N.P.L, Mindfulness, motivational interviewing.
I am BACP accredited. As a professional I adhere to their ethical frame work for good practise. I receive supervision and am fully insured.
Life gives us many experiences ,good and bad. These can make us or break us in my case I have chosen to use them to help others.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£25 per session 50 mins. Concessions for students and others by request.
I work in an integrative way from a humanistic/person centred perspective. I can also offer creative, sand and play therapy which are most effective for young clients.
I am a spiritual person and believe we have to treat the whole person. I can offer reflexology, relaxation and mindfulness.
If you are struggling today please reach out and talk to someone if you aren't sure I can sign post you to organisations which may be able to help.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Morning, evening and week end appointments available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|