About Mary O'Neill

Professional Qualifications

  • I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist
  • I am an EMDR Accredited Practitioner
  • I hold a MSc in Transactional Analysis Counselling at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh.
  • I hold a Post-graduate Diploma in Transactional Anlaysis (TA) Counselling
  • I subscribe to the Code of Ethics of BACP
  • I am trained in the use of EMDR for the treatment of trauma and am a member of the EMDR association

About Me

Before training as a counsellor I worked as a research scientist in the fields of genetics and cancer research at Edinburgh University. After gaining my PhD in Genetics I moved to Edinburgh where I worked at the university. I am also a qualified teacher of biology and currently lecture part time at a further education college in Edinburgh. I established my private counselling practice in 2004 in Edinburgh and moved in 2010 to East Lothian.

I live in Cockenzie with my husband and dog; my hobbies include walking the dog, creative writing and photography.


Why the name Amaranth?

Amaranth Counselling is named after the flower Amaranthus caudatus commonly known as “Love Lies Bleeding” The amaranth flower in ancient times was associated with psychological healing and its name means "immortal" due to the long duration of its flowers. Personally I just liked the name.
Further Details
If you would like to make an appointment then contact me at 07773 282848 or email me: info@amaranthcounselling.co.uk
Further infomation about TA and the code of ethics for the UKATA (UK Assocation of Transactional Analysis) can be found at the UKATA website - https://www.uktransactionalanalysis.co.uk/

Information regarding Counselling and Psychotherapy in the UK can be found at the websites of
 BACP - www.bacp.co.uk. Information regarding EMDR can be found at EMDR Association Website 
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