Mary Sheridan B.A., MBACP Integrative Counsellor
Having managed a Counselling Service for a London Charity, I have now set up my own private practice in Central St Albans.
I offer the opportunity to talk and reflect on your thoughts and feelings, with someone you feel you can trust and who understands you. You will find it different from talking to friends or family, in that you do not have to conform to another’s expectations or judgemental thinking.
Feeling able to speak freely about what is troubling you, can open up new ways of thinking and feeling. Crucially, you decide the agenda. My working style and environment is informal and relaxed, and you can say as much or as little as you please, without feeling pressured into saying any more or any less than that.
I am experienced in helping with anxiety, depression, relationships, stress, low self esteem and bereavement. Having trained in Person Centred and Psychodynamic approaches, I also have a strong interest in CBT and Existential thinking.
Session fees are £45 for one hour, with concessions available for those who find it difficult to pay. My office is centrally located in town, and is a 10 minute walk from the Mainline Station. There is also ample NCP parking close-by.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a B.A., together with a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. My qualifications are a blend of Humanistic and Psychodynamic approaches.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45 per session. Concessionary rates available.