Mary Gillham

Mary Gillham - Kelso Health & Wellness
Counselling & Massage

Mary helps each of her clients in their journey with a person-centred approach to counselling. She works with them to explore and understand as much as possible about the past experiences which have impacted the way they feel about themselves or their abilities. She supports them to take steps to positive change. She sees her role as being to witness and ‘hold’ the space and offer a safe, calm and comforting environment. She also offers deep tissue massage



Mary Gillham offers person-centred counselling to clients in the Scottish Borders, with a clinic in Kelso Health & Wellness. The person-centred approach is appropriate for all areas of counselling from relationship/family issues, to mental health, to trauma, bereavement, issues of self-confidence, sex problems and stress (to name just a few areas she can cover!).

Mary Gillham, as a person-centred counsellor, doesn’t see herself as an expert on her clients. Instead, she encourages the client to be an expert on themselves. Mary’s role is to encourage her clients to explore and understand themselves and their troubles.

She says, “Within my training I spent much time and commitment looking at my own issues, challenges and behaviours. This is a huge part of the training. If I am to sit with a client in their distress it is essential I have explored my own issues. It’s a continuous journey and I have welcomed it. I welcome it each day.”

Mary is also a teacher of complimentary therapies and offers deep tissue massage to clients.

  • Abortion
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Cancer
  • Child related issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Emotional abuse
  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Infertility
  • Low self-confidence
  • Narcissistic personality disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Personality disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosis
  • Schizoid personality disorder
  • Separation and divorce
  • Sex problems
  • Spirituality
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Abuse
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Attachment disorder
  • Binge-eating disorder
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Bullying
  • Career counselling
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
  • Disabilities
  • Domestic violence
  • Family issues
  • Hearing voices
  • Hoarding
  • Learning difficulties
  • Low self-esteem
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Paranoid personality disorder
  • Phobias
  • Postnatal depression
  • Redundancy
  • Schizophrenia
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • Sexual abuse
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Affairs and betrayals
  • Antisocial personality disorder
  • Avoidant personality disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Carer support
  • Dementia
  • Dependent personality disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Gender dysphoria
  • Histrionic personality disorder
  • Loneliness
  • Miscarriage
  • Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
  • Passive aggressive behaviour
  • Physical abuse
  • Pregnancy and birth
  • Relationship problems
  • Schizotypal personality disorder
  • Self-harm
  • Sexuality
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Work-related stress

Mary is a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. She has extensive qualifications with Counselling Skills C.O.S.C.A and a post graduate diploma in counselling and psychotherapy. Over and above this, Mary has qualifications in social care, pain management and teaching in adult education. Her background includes 20 years within social services with adults with learning disabilities and mental health challenges. She’s worked with children, teenagers and adults in various settings in the social care sector.

Mary Gillham is also qualified in many complimentary therapies including 25 years of massage therapy. She works using traditional deep tissue massage techniques. Her work has evolved to be tailor-made to each individual according to their needs. This is helped by her greatest strength: an ability to sense another person’s physical or emotional state. That extra sense is very helpful in all of her work.

Mary’s fees are £40 per hour, or £140 for four hourly sessions.


Contact Mary Gillham

Counselling & Massage

Tel: 07985 778 618

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