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Mary Rennison Child and Adolescent Therapist

About me

I am a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist ( MSc,  Reg. MBACP) experienced with working with teenagers and children in a variety of different settings. I aim to work flexibly to create a warm, caring and friendly environment to enable  young people to think and work through the issues they maybe facing in order to bring about lasting change.

I have experience working with anxiety, depression, low self esteem ( I have an interest in how dyslexia can effect mental health in young people) and identity , bereavement, panic attaks,  ADHD, ASD / autistic traits and any other issue that young people might face. I am always happy to support parents as they seek to find the right treatment for their child and refer on where necessary. I also offer parenting sessions for those moments when parents just need advice from  a professionals  about their child.

Each session is 50 minutes long. Initial first sessions are always an opportunity for me to do an assessment and for the young person to find out if I would be a helpful person to talk to before committing to any future session.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a MSc in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. I currently work for a local charity that works with  young people aged 16 to 23 .

I have experience of working with young people as a therapist within schools and well as for a SE London Charity. I have been working as a psychotherapist for 10 years but prior to that I have over 20 years experience of working with adolescents in both informal and educational settings.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

I charge £75 a session.

I ask for payment at the beginning of the session or in advance by BACS payment.
( I firmly believe that all parents and young people should be able to access a quality service especially when they are in a crisis moment with concerns about mental health. I therefore offer a sliding scale of payment which I am always very happy to discuss with my clients. I have found that people are very respectful of this offer and understand that by paying full fees  they enable me to offer lower rates to those who might need it.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

I work privately Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Mary Rennison Child and Adolescent Therapist

Mary Rennison Child and Adolescent Therapist