Mary O'Neill

Mary O'Neill

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Prestonpans

Prestonpans EH32
Sessions from £60.00


  • Concessionary rates


I will not be able to take on new clients until January 2023. 

Working Hours: Tuesday (online only) 

Wednesday (in person and online)

Thursday  (in person and online) 

About me and my therapy practice

I have experience treating a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety and trauma.  I am an EMDR accredited practitioner and offer EMDR for the treatment of trauma (e.g. assault, accidents, abuse and PTSD). EMDR is quite flexible and can be applied to other issues (depression, phobias and anxiety) particularly if it can be accessed through memories. 

However, it can be distressing and disturbing to recall these incidents, therefore I also use EMDR Flash which is an effective method that helps to reduce the sensitivity or painful memories. It is normally the best way to start EMDR treatment as it doesn't require the client to offer any details or descriptions of their experience. Recollection of painful events can be distressing and this method reduces the need for any discussion or significant recall. 

I also specialise in working with clients who experience workplace stress such as managing workload, hostile work environment and bullying and harassment.   

Practice description

I have a private practice in East Lothian with premises in Cockenzie where clients can attend for in-person counselling and online (if preferred)

My working days are Tuesday - Thursday 

I see a wide range of clients, and take referrals from EAP companies and insurance companies including BUPA, CIGNA. 

My first session

The initial session is an assessment session for both me and you, the client. 

I will normally issue some questionnaires to help me get a picture of your current situation and symptoms and then we will discuss your needs from counselling. This will form the basis of our therapeutic and our business contracts. 

You may want to know more about how I work and if counselling or EMDR is the right treatment for you. I am happy to answer any questions that you might have and if you feel that I might be the right counsellor for you then we can arrange a second session where we will start working towards your goals. 

If you do not want to continue or if you feel I am not the right fit for you, then I can refer you onto another therapist. All data gathered in that session will then be destroyed. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Business coaching, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Infertility, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

EMDR, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited