Mary Waldron - Counsellor and Psychosexual Therapist

About me

Mary Waldron Counsellor and Psychosexual Therapist

I began my training as a counsellor with Relate in 1995 then studied at Leeds Metropolitan University where I achieved a BSc in Therapeutic counselling. Following my degree I trained again with Relate to gain a Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy. I continued to work with Relate for many years both with couples and individuals, I also have experience working within the NHS and working for a charity organization again working with both couples and individuals.

In 2003 I started my private practice. People come to me through self referral via the internet, referred by their GP, through their Employment Assistance Programs and many come through personal recommendation. Prior to and along side my counselling career I have worked within the NHS as a nurse in various settings, holding an interest in mental health and wellbeing, women's health issues and sexual health, issues. Over the years I have been involved with both producing and delivering Pre Marriage and Parenting courses.

I enjoy my work as a counsellor very much and find the whole process of how we relate to each other fascinating and also recognise how difficult it is at times. My role I believe is to enable individuals and couples to help themselves achieve the changes they want to make, I take delight in watching people develop, and making positive changes in their lives. Being in a relationship myself for many years and having adult children I do appreciate putting theory into practice is often a difficult task, but it is an achievable one and the rewards are great.

 

Mary Waldron Counsellor and Psychosexual Therapist

My qualifications

  • Certificate in Counselling Skills - 1991
  • Relate Certificate in Couple Counselling - 1997
  • BSc in Therapeautic Counselling - Leeds Metropolitan University - 1999
  • Diploma in Psychosexual Counselling - Leeds Relate - 2003
  • Certificate in Surviving Trauma after Rape - 2005
  • State Registered Nurse and Midwife - 1979

My Theoretical Approach

The most important part of the counselling process is the relationship that develops between the client and counsellor. I am very aware of the importance of maintaining this relationship throughout the time we work together. Together we work in a way that will help you not only recognise but pull on your inner strengths to enable you move forward and make the changes that you want to achieve. By doing this you will create a life that is more meaningful and your relationship with others will become healthier, sustainable and more fulfilling.

I work in an integrative way using a relational, humanistic approach including a combination of Transactional Analysis (TA) Systemic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I use my intuition and knowledge and pull on the best way I feel and think best suits each individual and couple and their needs to enable them to move forward to achieve what they set out to achieve.

I am an accredited and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred) and abide by the BACP code of ethics.