Mary Wilkinson

Mary Wilkinson


Registered Member MBACP (Senior Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07961822554

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Therapist - Leighton Buzzard

Leighton Buzzard LU7
07961822554
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible office

Availability

I have some availability for new therapy clients. I work between 10.00 am and 6.30 pm. My counselling and psychotherapy sessions are 60 minutes in length and clients may see me weekly or fortnightly. 

I offer face to face sessions in Leighton Buzzard and also online video appointments to any geographical area.

About me and my therapy practice

I am a BACP Senior Accredited counsellor/psychotherapist and Advanced Hypnotherapist. I completed my initial formal 3 year diploma level counselling training via Cambridge University in 1991. I followed further training in Advanced Hypnotherapy a few years later as well as a one year training in the supervision of counselling through Cambridge University.

Prior to the above, I benefited from 12 years participatory experience in group and individual personal development work in the Body Oriented and Reichian approach - Bioenergetic Psychotherapy. 

As an Integrative therapist I draw from a number of different therapeutic techniques within a Psychodynamic and Person Centred framework. Clients may need or wish to explore their childhood and early experience or may prefer to remain largely rooted in the present.  I follow you as regards the issues you wish to unpack, discuss and resolve. 

I have further training and experience in short term therapy methods, anger management, stress management, meditation and relaxation methods 

I see clients both for short and longer term work. We may decide to arrange a set number of sessions for short term therapy or may choose an ongoing arrangement. Either way we will review periodically and discuss the extent you feel you are benefiting. 

I welcome honest feedback as this may guide my work and approach with you. It is also important you feel comfortable to be as open as possible with me to get maximum benefits from our work together.

Practice description

I have over 30 years experience counselling many different kinds of people and problems, initially as a Primary Care counsellor and then many years in private practice. 

My clients appreciate my warm, intuitive, empathic and practical approach. I put great value on the therapeutic benefits of emotional release as well as on understanding how our thoughts and beliefs shape our feelings and perceptions of self and others. Although I am largely non self-disclosing in order to remain focussed on my client’s needs and process, as a senior counsellor I also draw on the wisdom of my life experience. 

I work with a sensitive awareness of my client, on how they are receiving the therapy and on the relationship which builds between us on your healing journey with me.

My first session

I offer a half hour initial meeting free of charge to explore working together. This is generally offered online via FaceTime or WhatsApp.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Eclectic, Emotionally focused therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work

Supervisor - Leighton Buzzard

Leighton Buzzard LU7
07961822554
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I currently have availability for new supervisees. I generally work from 10.00 am to 7.00 pm on weekdays but can do occasional Saturdays. 

About me and my therapy practice

I am a BACP Senior accredited counsellor. I qualified as a counselling supervisor in 1994 having completed a one year supervision training, practical and academic, through Cambridge University. I have had a steady stream of supervisees ever since. I am an Integrative counsellor with my base approach being psychodynamic and person-centred. I bring a practical and intuitive approach to my work drawing from my 31 years counselling experience as a counsellor of adults and teenagers including past experience as a primary care counsellor, EAP work and many years in private practice. 

My supervisees have ranged from trainees to BACP accredited and have worked in many different fields such as primary care, bereavement, schools and colleges, drug and alcohol agencies, private practice.

Practice description

You are welcome to have an initial half hour meeting with me free of charge to explore working with me.

 I see supervisees monthly for 90 minute sessions or fortnightly for shorter sessions as required. 

My supervisees have appreciated my warm, affirming, sometimes gently challenging approach and my keen awareness of the Parallel Process that occurs in supervision.

For further information about my therapy practice and ways of working with clients, and also my supervision page with testimonials, please see my website www.marywilkinson.org

My first session

I offer a half hour initial meeting usually by FaceTime or WhatsApp free of charge to explore working together. However if you are coming for Face to Face sessions and are not comfortable with online, this initial meeting can be in person.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Eclectic, Emotionally focused therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work