About me

No one feels like they should have to ask for help, but life isn't always easy and there are times when we need someone to hear us.  I understand how difficult it can be to make that first step but I truly believe 'counselling could be the best gift you ever give yourself.'

I can't promise to make all your problems disappear; looking at our hopes and fears isn't easy. By working together, I hope to ease that burden and help you find a better understanding of yourself and therefore a more fulfilling and contented life.

I look forward to working with you. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Trauma Informed Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Counsellor for New Pathways (an agency providing specialist counselling and advocacy services for women, men, children and young people who have been affected by rape or sexual abuse.)
  • MIND Counsellor
  • Cruse Bereavement Care Training
  • I have full DBS (CRB) check and hold current Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance.
  • As a counsellor I understand the importance of continuous professional development (CPD). I attend courses and research topics, I feel will increase my experience and knowledge in helping clients realise their potential.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

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£40.00 per session


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

114A High Street
NP12 1AF


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

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Mary Watkins

Mary Watkins