Mary McManus Registered MBACP
I am an professional qualified Integrative Counsellor and a Registered Member of BACP British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I adhere to BACP guidelines of good ethical practice.
I believe its important to develop a therapeutic relationship where we can speak openly about what's important to you and I provide a safe,confidential, environment that facilitates this.
My way of working is a combined approach to psychotherapy,I take the view that there is no single approach that is suitable for every client, as each person is unique and distinctive ,I offer counselling techniques that are tailored to each clients individual needs and personal circumstances.
We may also work in practical ways and explore options that will help you manage issues to move forward with your life.
I offer short, or longer term, therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications, Experience, and Training
Counselling skills, Counselling Studies Level 2/3
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
NVQ Level 3 in Heath & Social Care
City & Guilds in Community Mental Heath
Certificate in Facilitating Groups In Health & Social Care - APU - Chelmsford.
Dealing with Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Counselling Survivors of sexual Violence
Working with Relational Trauma -dealing with disorganised Attachment
Living and Working with Dissociation
Working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Trauma and The Body; Somatisation & Dissociation
Making Trauma Therapy Safer
The Role of Attachment
Emotional Intimacy and Attachment
Working with Self Harm
Working with Shame
Working with OCD : Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Motivational Interviewing (Addiction, Obsessive behaviours)
Alcohol: Myth and realty Working with Clients who Misuse Alcohol
Training Programme and gaining a Certificate in CBT Skills
I have extensive experience of working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Working in privately practise for a number of years
Working on behalf of Mind In West Essex for the past 7 years also covering GP Surgeries.
Working as a Drug & Alcohol Counsellor in Rehabilitation settings
Prior to this Extensive working as a Drug & Alcohol Practioner for 9 years in several addiction settings, Statutory, Voluntary, and Charitable organisations, Tier 2,3,&4
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Dealing with the effects of childhood sexual abuse
All Sessions lasts 50 minutes,
My charge £45 per session,
Consessions are available for trainees counsellors,and for people on low incomes.
Day time, evening, and weekend appointments available.
I have a private practise based near the town centre, easy on road parking.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
weekdays, evenings, Saturday mornings
Types of client