Marybeth Mendenhall, Senior Associate Counsellor and Psychotherapist
- family, couples & individual
- panic attacks
- low self esteem, lack of confidence
- trauma and loss, bereavement
- anger issues
- sleep difficulties
- sexual abuse
- self harm
- mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT)
- difficulties in developing relationships and chronic lowliness
- relationship and marital difficulties
- couple counselling
- family relationships
- teenage relationships
- separation and pre-divorce
- highly ambivalent couples
- divorce and effects on children and relationships
- parenting related problems
Marybeth is a Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Couples Counsellor and Systemic Family Therapist registered with the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) and a member of the Association of Family Therapy (AFT).
Marybeth believes that therapy is essentially about working with people to help them navigate and harness strengths when facing difficulties, transitions and changes in life.
"I understand what triggers my anger and have learned to accept frustrations and deal with them in a way which avoids rage. I found that being able to off load my worries, pain, incomprehension about my relationship was in itself very helpful. Talking with someone who had no personal connection with me and who asked thoughtful and probing questions enabled me to see things from other points of view and to understand myself and my partner better. I now cope much better with problems in my relationship...... I know that without the skill and objectivity of my counsellor in really making me think and re-examine myself I would still be where I was 6 months ago". Client testimonial
Marybeth is also available for consultancy projects and to businesses needing crisis interventions for example supporting staff with tramatic events, bereavement of colleagues and redundancy programmes.
As well as working in private practice, Marybeth has many years experience of working with individuals, couples and families within universities, schools and in the voluntary sector. At present Marybeth is currently working in a Sixth Form College and at a Family and Couple Therapy Service.
Marybeth's training includes a four-year postgraduate diploma and MSc in Systemic and Family Therapy from the University of Bedfordshire.