Mary Doran Professional Psychosensory Psychotherapist BSc, MBACP, MBPsS.
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 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.
Mary works with an Integrative Psychosensory approach. 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. Often with better mental health our physiology also improves.
Mary uses evidence-based approaches which have been shown to benefit clients with anxiety and depression. She has worked within an IAPT service 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.
Mary also worked with adolescents in CAMHS inpatient services, with individuals diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder, personality disorder, severe anxiety and depression. 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
Mary utilises many approaches such as EMDR, trauma-focused CBT, narrative therapy, compassion-focused therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy
Mary is a mindfulness teacher 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. Before becoming a psychotherapist, she trained in 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.
Mary provides either short-term solution-focused sessions tailored to your needs or longer-term therapy, depending on your requirements and aims for therapy.
Please note that in order to ensure we are suited to work together, Mary asks all clients to complete an online questionnaire before their first session.