Mary Unwin Registered BACP

Mary Unwin Registered BACP


07837 572335

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07837 572335

About me

I am an easy-going relaxed person who is ​interested in people.
Every person is different.
Every situation is different.
How every person reacts to a situation is different.
Thus it follows that every counsellor is also different.
I love to see people empowered to accept themselves and grow.

I have most experience in helping adults & teenagers with

  • ​Loss and Bereavement
  • Relationship difficulty and breakdown
  • Low mood, confidence and self-esteem issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal thoughts and feelings
  • Anger
  • Life changes and stress
  • Work related issues
  • Bullying
  • Abuse
  • Violence and trauma

Why not contact me to have a chat and see if I might be the right person to listen to your situation - no matter what it might be?

Training, qualifications & experience

Originally a registered nurse I qualified as a Person Centred Counsellor in 2009 at Manchester College of Arts & Technology. I have experienced a variety of counselling placements working in organisations such as ChildLine, Cruse, Place2Be and local churches. I have done additional training in order to expand my knowledge framework and supported clients with a wide variety of issues. As a result of all these different experiences I offer Person Centred Counselling, with an option to integrate various useful tools that are traditionally from other models of counselling the client may find helpful.

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My fees are £35 per session.
I also offer a limited number of places with reduced fees for people on benefits or not in work.

Payment is made by cash, cheque or BACS transfer on the day of appointment.

​I will ask you to pay for any cancelled or missed sessions unless at least 24 hours' notice is provided.

Further information

I currently counsel in the individual's home, or a room may be booked in Chelmsford if necessary. Each counselling session lasts for 50 minutes and usually takes place once a week. It's a good plan to allow a minimum of six sessions for the effects of therapy to begin to be felt. We can establish during your first counselling session whether you prefer to have short-term focused counselling (between 6 and 12 sessions) or whether you would prefer to work in a more open-ended way. Whichever approach you choose we will regularly be able to review progress. You can of course decide to end your Counselling sessions at any time, although it is widely accepted that clients find it most beneficial to have a planned ending to their therapy. This would provide you with an opportunity to review your counselling work and bring our counselling relationship to a close.

Maps & Directions

Chelmsford, CM1

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Appointments are available most weekdays. Evenings & Saturday mornings may be possible after discussion.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults