Hiya, I'm Mary. I help anxious and depressed people who are not feeling good about themselves and their lives to explore their feelings and begin to feel better so that they can get on with their lives. I also specialise in working with adult survivors of sexual abuse including experience working with DIDS.
I know, from my extensive experience of working with survivors that it is hard to believe that anyone can accept you when you don't feel good about yourself, (for any reason). I can and have offered people just like you, acceptance, understanding and a safe place to explore their feelings
I believe absolutely in the ability of people to overcome their difficulties and I offer
A safe space where you can talk about yourself without being judged
A chance to talk about what is going on for you with nothing expected of you and where you have guaranteed confidentiality and an ethical approach.
I also offer a free 20/30 minute initial consult over the phone which is totally confidential.
Training, qualifications & experience
B.A in Psychology
Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative psychotherapy.
For a lot of years I worked as teacher with young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties and with their parents. i'd always wanted to train as a counsellor so I sold my house and funded myself through university and post graduate studies
I have worked in a voluntary capacity, as a counsellor, in the local community for several years working with people experiencing a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, lack of self esteem, confidence issues and the problems arising from that.
I also worked for the Preston branch of Survivors Trust for four years, working with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. During that time I have worked with a range of clients who have suffered sexual trauma including clients with dissociative identity disorder, who suffer with flashbacks and self harming behaviours. I keep my practice up to date by attending proffessional development courses.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £55.00 to £65.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
I offer a free introductory cosult of up to 55 minutes. I offer the opportunity to block book four sessions and get the fifth free. My hourly fee is £55 on line and £65 face-to-face.
Flexible hours: Weekdays and Saturday 9:00-7:00.