Mary-Ann Counselling

About Me

I qualified in 2012 having trained primarily as a Person-Centred therapist.  I am also experienced in other modalities and therapeutic approaches and work as an integrative therapist.  I find this approach allows for more flexibility in helping with a variety of difficulties.

I am able to work with clients who present with a range of concerns and for several years I have worked at a respected local charity counselling adult survivors of childhood abuse.  I am experienced in working with  trauma, dissociation, anxiety and post-traumatic stress, sexual violence and domestic abuse.  I have also worked as a counsellor within the drug and alcohol services, both at the assessment stage, when clients first enter treatment, and again during during their treatment programme.  I later worked with clients who had completed abstinence programmes and needed support in maintaining their recovery. 

Other areas I can help with include depression, loss, bereavement, stress, anger management, relationship breakup and employment issues.

In order to enhance my professional practice I attend regular professional development training, seminars, events and conferences with a particular interest in trauma, dissociation, attachment and neuroscience.

My practice is compassionate and inclusive and as a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Reg. No 075077, I am bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and Professional Standards.    I have Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance covering all aspects of my practice. I hold current enhanced DBS, Safeguarding Children, Safeguarding Adult training certificates and Mental Capacity Act training, Diversity and Inclusion,  PREVENT training and I am registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO)  and adhere to the GDPR,  the Data Protection Act 2018 and the Equality Act 2010.

Qualifications and Further Training

  • BA (Hons) Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • CPCAB Dip Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Certificate in Proficiency BACP
  • Online Counselling Services and Training Certificate (OCST)
  • Working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse
  • Trauma Dissociation and Self Care
    • Dissociative Eating
    • Surviving Childhood Abuse and Parenting
    • Certificate in Tackling Substance Misuse 2 and 3
    • Sexualised Trauma
    • Trauma and the impact on the Body
    • Working with Shame
    • Working with Self Harm
    • Risk Assessment of Domestic    Abuse and MARAC process
    • Safeguarding Children
    • Safeguarding Adults
    • Mental Capacity Act
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Transgender Awareness 
    • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) 
    • Honour Based Violence and Forced Marriages
    • Modern Slavery 
    Using Format