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Counselling and Psychotherapy
Opening at 10:00
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We will be resuming face to face sessions starting in August.
This will be for 1 day per week only to start from Monday 3rd August.
All other sessions throughout the week will continue to be via online, video or telephone for the time being.

Due to the health risk in the area, face to face counselling has been postponed.
I currently offer telephone, video or online counselling until further notice.
Purple Emperor still has availability for new clients.
If you feel I can help you during this difficult time, call or email me.

Are you trying to make sense of your life right now and you don't understand what's happening or why you're not coping so well with every day life. Perhaps you feel alone from a loss or breakdown of a relationship. There could be certain things from your past that are present in your life today, ...

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Hello, my name is Mary Attwood and welcome to my website. This website is a work in progress and will often get changed, so please don't be surprised if it looks different each time you take a look at it!

A little bit about how Purple Emperor came to be.....
Purple Emperor Therapy Services was created by myself in honour of my best friend who sadly passed away in October 2018. She started with me many years ago on our journey training to be counsellors, but sadly due to health reasons, she was unable to continue. I made a promise to carry on for the both of us and despite her illness, she was there to support me every step of the way until I qualified. When I gained my qualification, I vowed to her that my business would be for both of us. As we both love butterflies and her favourite colour was purple, it made sense to look for a purple butterfly. Searching, I found that we have the Purple Emperor Butterfly here in this country which couldn't have been more appropriate, hence the title!

As a Counsellor, I have always had a belief that we all have the answers to many of our problems within us, but sometimes we need a little help for us to achieve this.

When you are feeling anxious, low or when you're at your most vulnerable, trying to find a therapist to help you can seem like a daunting task. It sometimes feels like you've stepped into a maze but don't know which way to turn. This in itself can make you feel even more lost than you're feeling right now. There are so many counsellors out there, but which one do you choose? Maybe I can help you.

I provide a safe and confidential  environment for my clients in the heart of Sudbury town centre just a short walk from the Market Square. I have trained in various modalities as a humanistic counsellor and have an integrative approach using various techniques that work best for my clients individual needs.

I have a non-judgemental approach and my clients are always at the forefront of all my work. I can help you to explore your thoughts and feelings to help you achieve your goals. I have over 23 years experience working within the NHS, and 2 years counselling in drug and substance misuse. I am fully insured and a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors & Pyschotherapists) Member 375268.

I have extensive experience of working with young people, adults, carers, the elderly and couples. Although most of my appointments are based at Puressence in Sudbury, I do offer home visits to clients subject to criteria. If you wish to know more about this, please send me a message or call me.
Phone: 07704 572324

If you wish to see more, please view my profile on Psychology Today, BACP register or LinkedIn

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14 Gainsborough Street
CO10 2EU
United Kingdom

Opening Hours

Mon:10:00 am – 4:00 pm, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Tue:9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Wed:10:00 am – 4:00 pm, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Thu:9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Fri:10:00 am – 4:00 pm, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Sat:9:00 am – 2:00 pm
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