About Mary Fredericks

I qualified as a general nurse in 1985 in South Africa. I went on to do a diploma in Midwifery, Psychiatric Nursing and Community Health Nursing.

In 1994 I was employed as a Psychiatric nurse at Kingseat hospital. In 1997 I upgraded these qualifications to a Bachelor of Health Science.

My passion for mental health and emotional well being led me to pursue a Counselling degree in 2015 at MIT. The personal growth and development I experienced during this course fueled my passion to help others to be the best version of themselves. This included them leaving an encounter with me feeling hopeful and positive about their future.

This work resonates with my kind, compassionate and nurturing personality. I have gained experience working in a school, the Salvation Army as well as at my local faith community.

I have experienced adversity in my life, however, I have risen above it and I am deeply aware of how difficult this process can be. The choice of not allowing our experiences to define us, or predict how our story is going to unfold has been a driving force for me. Our experiences may be different, but our humanity connects us.

My work as a counsellor gives me the opportunity to come alongside you in a professional capacity, to honour your story and experiences. It is a privilege for me to sit in this sacred space with you, acknowledging your journey and navigating a way forward.

My work is carried out in line with the Code of Ethics of the NZAC.

Mary Fredericks - Counsellor