Project Description

Dr Mary Doran, CPsychol, Dpsych, MBACP, HCPC Registered.

Mary is a Doctor of psychology and chartered psychologist with the British Psychological Society. She is also a registered psycho-sensory psychotherapist with the BACP. She is an experienced therapist and works with an Integrative Psychosensory approach using evidence-based approaches which have been scientifically shown to be effective. She works with individuals and couples and treats issues ranging from, anxiety, depression, and bereavement, to more complex issues such as PTSD, panic attacks, and phobias. 

Mary can work successfully within many modalities including EMDR, CBT, trauma-focused CBT, narrative therapy, compassion-focused therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. However, she believes that every client has a unique set of circumstances that has influenced their individual issues and she prides herself on tailoring every therapy session to fit your needs. Therefore, Mary can provide either short-term solution-focused sessions tailored to you, or longer-term therapy, depending on your requirements and aims for therapy. Sometimes several sessions can be all it takes to make huge steps toward recovery.

Mary’s secret recipe for success is her combination of traditional evidence-based therapies such as CBT with psychosensory approaches such as havening, EMDR, see-far CBT, and EFT.  The added psychosensory dimension to therapy can access some deep issues which otherwise can be very difficult to treat such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, developmental trauma, attachment issues, abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome as well as Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive-compulsive disorder and treatment-resistant depression. Often clients who have tried therapy previously with unsatisfactory results find that this different, deep level of working can unlock something new and allow change to occur. These psychosensory approaches can always be combined with more traditional approaches to be tailored to suit the individual.

“The body–mind link is undeniable, with our thoughts and emotions having a neurobiological impact on our brain’s function and also our body’s way of functioning. When our mental health improves, often our physiology also improves.”

Historically Mary has worked within an IAPT service in the NHS delivering psychological therapy to individuals suffering from depression, panic disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and health anxiety. She also spent 2 years working for a complex treatment service delivering psychological therapy to war veterans experiencing PTSD and complex PTSD. Prior to this, she worked for several years with adolescents in CAMHS inpatient services, with individuals diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder, personality disorder, severe anxiety and depression, and psychosis. 

Alongside her private practice she currently works for the NHS as an outpatient consultant and is a qualified and registered user of psychological testing with the BPS. As she is a qualified user of psychological testing this places her uniquely to be able to work with executives who are keen to take their flourishing to new levels of success by identifying areas for development and growth.

Before qualifying as a psychologist Mary trained as a mindfulness teacher with MISP and has a strong personal practice as a member of the Kadampa Buddhist community in Northamptonshire. She also practices Wudang tai chi and the Japanese martial art iaido. She has also studied the Japanese body therapy shiatsu and is a qualified shiatsu practitioner, which gives her invaluable physiological and anatomical knowledge, adding a depth to the psychosensory work she provides.

.“We can all be stopped in our tracks by difficult life events and challenges that seem impossible to overcome. But there is always a way through these difficulties, and sometimes we need to walk alongside one another through these times. It is possible that the most distressing times of our lives can be opportunities for intense growth. Our suffering can seem intolerable, but there are ways to diminish this suffering and find peace, and learn to flourish.”

“Whatever your goals for therapy, whether you want to regulate your emotions better, release yourself from debilitating anxiety or depression, or make better choices in your life, living to your best potential, Mary can help you to achieve better mental health and work towards a better balance in life.”


British Psychological Society  BACP 

Health Insurance:

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10 Harley Street, London W1G 9PF
+44 (0) 207 289 5656


It is possible that the most distressing times of our lives can be opportunities for intense growth

She works within a Psychosensory approach encompassing: 
ACT – Acceptance and Commitment therapy
CBT – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
CFT – Compassion Focused Therapy
Executive Coaching
EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing
Havening Therapy
Psychosensory Therapy
Trauma focus CBT

“Mary was incredible, so attentive and sweet. I came to her struggling with OCD and overwhelmed with depression, and in a few months she worked with me and taught me techniques to help me overcome these issues. Thanks to her listening and her help, whenever I feel overwhelmed I tap into the things she taught me on how to manage my emotions, and I am able to remain grounded. We also did EMDR therapy to deal with some issues, which I found incredibly helpful, and I can really see a difference in how I am after my months of therapy. I am really grateful to Mary’s help and her expertise for helping me through a very difficult time and enabling me to have a healthy relationship with myself and my emotions going forwards for the rest of my life.”

“First and foremost, I found Mary a good listener and very supportive. My experience was one of being treated as a person, no tickbox approach but a holistic, tailored and face-to-face approach in an out of the home environment. I found the treatment to be informative, supportive, helpful and understanding. My recovery – and I feel better than I have done for years – is linked to several factors. I understand better what is happening to my health and now have proven tools and techniques which have helped me to control my mind. Under Mary’s guidance …”

“Mary genuinely cared about me as an individual. Throughout my experience, I felt I had been listened to and my concerns taken seriously. There were no difficulties when speaking with Mary; there is a calmness to her voice which made me feel at ease straight away. I felt relaxed throughout all of my meetings with her and always looked forward to our next appointment. I had full confidence in her ability and certainly received the help that mattered to me.”

“Mary was non-judgemental and sympathetic when I talked about my past and has a real knack for getting to the root of the issue. Mary also helped me to set goals and achieve results through our time together. Before my sessions, I had not gone out socially for 6 years, but after them I had managed to overcome my anxiety and go out with my friends to unfamiliar places and even talk to people I didn’t know. All of this had seemed impossible to me at one point. Mary also helped with my fear of a tribunal presentation at work. I had to leave work presentations due to panic attacks, and also during a training course because of the possibility of having to present to the class. This fear was immobilising. I was scared that I would have another panic attack, but after Mary’s help I am now able to present a case at tribunal and have even held my own against a lawyer.”