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About me

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
Sexual abuse
Youth counselling

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
Abuse counselling
Addiction Counselling
Youth counselling

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.

Member organisations


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

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy


£40.00 per hour.

I employ a sliding scale for people on low income.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income


Any time to suit clients

Further information

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.


Key details

Sign language
Other languages German
Wheelchair user access

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.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults