Mary Fennessy

Session Type

  • Face to face
  • Online


  • Wednesday 8am- 7pm Dunedin Central
  • Friday 8am-7pm Dunedin South


Mary worked as a teacher following University and then while bringing up her children, taught teenagers and adults through Assertiveness and Self-Awareness courses.

She trained as a counsellor and Psychotherapist and has been in full-time private practice since 1990.  She has experience in the business and employment fields and in dealing with difficult interpersonal situations.  As Mary has considerable experience in assisting adults in their lives, she can assess their situation quickly and then focus on what is really important.   William James` idea inspires her work: `Humans alone, of all the creatures of the earth, can change their own pattern …human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives’.

Professional Body Membership

  • Registered Psychotherapist (PBANZ)
  • Certified Member NZ Association of Psychotherapists (with Advanced Clinical Practice)
  • Certified Member Imago Therapist of Imago Aotearoa New Zealand (with Advanced Clinical Practice)

Areas of Expertise

  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Couples therapy
  • Family issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Relationship
  • Self-Concept / Esteem
  • Trauma & Stress Disorder

Qualifications / Training

  • Diploma in Gestalt Therapy
  • Certificate in Interface Psychotherapy & Psychiatry (Gestalt Inst. NZ)
  • Trained Imago Relationship Therapist
  • B.Theol (Otago)
  • BA (Otago)
  • Teacher`s College Diploma

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