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My name is Mary Wakelin, I have 25 years experience offering effective Counselling and Psychotherapy to individuals of all ages and couples in private practice, at HMP Norwich and at Holt Consulting Rooms.
I offer a safe, non judgemental and confidential space where you can explore issues, develop understanding and make changes affecting your life and relationships. I use a variety of approaches to suit the needs of each client.
I am a senior registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and abide by their ethical codes of conduct.
I gained an advanced diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the central school of Counselling and Psychotherapy;
I have since done several topic specific trainings including:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Together we can work towards recovery from losses, personal growth, emotional health and a greater insight.
Training, qualifications & experience
CSCT Counselling Diploma
Cognitive behavioural Therapy
I have 20 years of counselling experience working with individuals and couples, both privately and in public institutions.
I have worked with a wide range of issues including bereavement, abuse, addiction, relationships, work and stress.
I also have experience of working with children, teenagers and young adults.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
£40.00 per hour.
I employ a sliding scale for people on low income.
When I work
Any time to suit clients
Since the COVID pandemic I have developed my practice of walking on salthouse heath or beach with clients. This has proved very successful and popular with clients. There are the added benefits of exercise and being outside. There are opportunities to sit down and shelter if needed.