Deirdre MacNamara

Deirdre MacNamara

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Malpas

Malpas SY14
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  • Concessionary rates


I currently provide online and telephone counselling. Working hours are:

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 17:30 till 20:30 and 

Thursdays 9:30 to 20:30

About me and my therapy practice

I am a qualified person-centred counsellor, fully insured and registered with the BACP.

Person-centred counselling, founded by the American psychologist, Carl Rogers, is based on the belief that all individuals have the innate capacity to reach their full potential and express their true self, a process called 'self-actualisation'. A therapist who creates an environment of acceptance and values you for who you are, enables you to achieve self-actualisation. I will endeavour to be honest and transparent in how I experience you and your world, offering you an empathic understanding of your viewpoint and experiences. 

You will be encouraged to bring whatever you want to counselling sessions. I'll help you by creating a confidential space where you can be heard and hear yourself, working alongside you to encourage an exploration of your feelings, beliefs, behaviour, and worldview. Developing more self-awareness can bring greater independence.

Practice description

Main Counselling Qualifications:

  • Diploma HE in Counselling
  • Diploma in Psychology Advanced
  • Certificate of Continuing Education, Online and Telephone Counselling

Clinical Experience:

I have worked with adult clients experiencing difficulties in a variety of areas of life, in the following settings

  • non-profit charity counselling organisations
  • private practice

My first session

I offer a free 15-minute telephone session to discuss your needs and assess if online or telephone counselling is right for you. 

If you decide to continue, we will book an initial session for the standard therapy hour of 50-minutes, where we can assess how many sessions you feel you need. This may influence the cost of therapy, however, a general outline of fees can be found on my website

Sessions are usually conducted weekly at the same time. I will send you further information which includes a therapy agreement and intake form requesting you provide some personal details, which may be useful in assessing your needs. If you have any concerns about any of the information in the document, we can discuss this in our first session. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Humanistic, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Telephone therapy, Time-limited