Mary Lou Todd BSc. Cert. Ed. Dip. Coun. Accred. BACP
Welcome to my profile.
I am a counsellor because I want to help people. At times we can really struggle to set aside our emotions feelings and anxieties. We continue to make the same mistakes and can feel we have lost control. Setting aside some time to get in tune with ourselves and hit the restart button can be both challenging and difficult. Counselling can offer you a safe, non-judgmental place to talk about those issues which are holding you back.
I am a person-centred counsellor and work in an integrative way which best suits you the client. I work with all ages children to adults and have eighteen years of experience working in schools and mental health.
I can offer short and long term support. I work from my home in a beautiful rural setting, very private with parking.
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 seventeen years I was 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 practice. 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.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Evening and week end appointments available.
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.