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MBACP

About me

Hi. I'm Mary. I'm an integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor, providing short and long-term therapy to adults and young people aged 16 and over. If you’re struggling or feeling anxious, overwhelmed, numb, confused, depressed, alone, unhappy or stuck, I can offer you the time and space to explore your feelings, thoughts and experiences. Building a trusting relationship together, one in which you can talk openly and honestly, can help deepen your understanding of yourself, your experiences and your relationships, increase your confidence and resilience and help you find more positive ways of dealing with your issues.

I offer a warm, supportive, confidential and accepting relationship.  I will work with you collaboratively, whether you need support for relationships, trauma, stress, anxiety, work issues, lack of motivation, low self-esteem, depression, self harm, abuse, loss or bereavement. I am here to listen and be alongside you whilst you explore what you need to.

I am a registered member of the BACP and work within their code of ethics. I am fully insured and have regular supervision.

I am currently offering online sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (CPCAB Level 5, 2021)
  • Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling (CPCAB  Level 4, 2020)
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB Level 3, 2018)
  • Certificate on Counselling Skills (CPCAB Level 2, 2017)

Alongside my private work, I work in a secondary school and with an agency supporting those affected by sexual assault and abuse.

I undertake regular Continuous Personal Development to ensure I work with clients in the best possible way.  Recent courses include: Trauma & Attachment; Working with Shame; Child Sexual Abuse - Hope for Healing; Grief & Loss; Working with Suicide & Self Harm; Trauma, Abandonment & Privilege - Psychotherapy for Ex-Boarders; Working with Needs and Anger; Working with Triggers and Flashbacks; Working with Distressed Young People. 

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Ex-Boarders

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

Please email, message or call me if you'd like to know more. I am happy to offer a 30 minute complimentary consultation to establish whether we can work well together.  Following that sessions are £50 for 50 minutes.

I have a limited number of concessions are available. Please enquire for further information.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I have availability on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays up to 6pm.

Further information

I am currently working online.  I intend to offer face to face sessions in the Thame/ Princes Risborough area from May 2022 onwards. 

Longwick, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, HP27

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom