My name is Mary and I am qualified integrated counsellor. I have a person- centred approach but my training also covered Transactional Analysis and CBT. I value individuality so my integrated training allows me to draw on other approaches to fit the counselling to your needs and personality.
Life events impact on us in different ways and sometimes there is no space or time to explore and process these feelings or changes in life circumstances. Counselling is a talking therapy which provides this opportunity. I can offer you a calm and confidential space to explore any issues, concerns or feelings.
I believe there is no shoe fits all and what helps one client doesn’t necessarily work with another, so my approach is always led by and tailored to the client. New shoes are not always comfortable at first and sometimes need working in. It’s the same with counselling, sometimes, particularly at the beginning, it can be uncomfortable and challenging but change also brings growth and strength. You may have specific goals you want to achieve or you may want just to talk as there is something in your life that is uncomfortable or doesn’t ‘fit’. In either case, counselling is a journey which I will be privileged to accompany you.
My first session is free and will take approximately 30 minutes with no obligation to commit to further sessions. This can take place in person or telephone whichever you prefer. It will also include an assessment. This is an opportunity for you to find out which sort of counselling (eg telephone, video conferencing or face to face) is right for you and to decide whether we would be able to work together productively.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Online & Telephone Counselling Certificate - BACP/Open University and Counselling Tutor
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
I offer a 30 minute introductory session free of charge so you can explore whether we are a good fit and whether face to face, video or telephone is the right medium for you.