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Mary Edwards MBACP

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I am a counsellor based in Great Missenden, I work with both adults and teenagers (aged 16 years and over) and have experience of a wide range of issues including anxiety, anger, depression, flashbacks, nightmares, self-harm, suicide ideation and low self-esteem. I have a special interest in working with clients following a traumatic event, including where this has resulted in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD). 

 

I also have a lot of experience of working with survivors of sexual assault or/and abuse and have specialist training in this area. I worked and volunteered at Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Sexual Assault and Abuse Support Service for over 4 years and during that time was the Counselling Co-Ordinator for the agency.

I am a caring and empathetic therapist and recognise that my clients are individuals therefore tailor my services accordingly. I work from a person-centred foundation but call on other theoretical approaches such as Trauma Informed Practice and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) to ensure clients get the most effective therapy for their circumstances.

I offer counselling either face to face in my garden therapy room based in Great Missenden which has parking or online counselling. I also offer a combination of face to face or online counselling to suit client needs

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work within their code of ethics. For further information please go to www.bacp.co.uk.

Qualifications

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  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

  • Level 3 Counselling Skills

  • Level 2 Counselling Skills

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Essentials APT-Accreditation level 2

  • Counselling Children and Young People

  • Creative Therapeutic Play Training

  • Working with Sexual Assault and Abuse Training

  • Working with Children and Young People who are survivors of Sexual Violence and Abuse 

  • Keeping Children Safe Online 

  • Understanding and Working with Complex Trauma and Complex PTSD

  • The Web of Shame and Trauma Informed Practice

  • Dealing with Distress: Working with Suicide and Self-harm

  • Fully enhanced DBS checked

  • Registered with Vitality