Mary Watkins

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Dip.couns., MNCPS (Accred) MBACP (Reg) Dip.couns.,Trauma
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Blackwood NP12 & Hengoed CF82
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

 Anxiety and depression are horrible experiences and can be caused by bereavement, loss of job, relationship problems, health worries; the list is endless. Sometimes there is no apparent reason. You desperately want to feel like yourself again, but how? Counselling can be the first step on the road to feeling better.

Of course, I can't promise to make all your problems disappear; however, many clients say they feel a weight lifting after the first session. Looking at things from a different perspective can bring calm to a troubled mind.

 I truly believe 'counselling could be the best gift you ever give yourself.  'the gift of therapy' (Irvin Yalom)

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Trauma Informed Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  •  Counsellor for 2wish (agency providing counselling for families whose child has died unexpectedly under the age of 25)
  • 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've worked with many clients with a wide range of problems

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy 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.

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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

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£50.00 per session

Additional information

My fee is £50 per session.  I counsel face to face at my private counselling room in Blackwood.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Wednesday/Thursday from 11am.  Last appointment at 5pm.

Further information

I counsel face to face or video call at my counselling room in Blackwood.

The premises is accessible for those with mobility difficulties. 

Blackwood Wellbeing Centre, 114a High Street, Blackwood, Caerphilly, NP12 1YJ

Hengoed, Caerffili, CF82

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

Premises is accessible for those with mobility difficulties


Mary Watkins
Mary Watkins