Mary Johnstone's profile

Mary Johnstone Year 2: Intermediate Level, Family and Systemic Training - Prudence Skynner Family & Couple Therapy Clinic - 2022 in progress Year 1: Foundation Level. Family & Systemic Training - Prudence Skynner Family & Couple Therapy Clinic 2021 Skills Training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy The Linehan Institute 2019

Mary Johnstone

Mary’s practice focuses on empowering people to manage their psychological symptoms to minimise the impact of symptoms on day-to-day activities and relationships. This is done with a focus on roles and the routines of self-care, leisure, rest and productivity.

Mary integrates strategies from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness, self compassion and sensory techniques alongside theoretical models of human occupation.

Mary specialises in working with people with bipolar disorder, informed by over a decade of working alongside young people and working age adults with complex needs. She has worked as both an occupational therapist and educator in the fields of bipolar disorder, forensics, learning disabilities, eating disorders, and child and adolescent mental health. This experience has developed her understanding of the complexities of human experience and a therapeutic stance that is collaborative, non-judgemental, and flexible.

Mary has developed interests in patient and carer experience, quality improvement and clinical ethics.

Mary is an RCOT (Royal College of Occupational Therapists) and HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) registered occupational therapist.

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Master of Occupational Therapy

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Phone: 07873809831

Email: [email protected]




  • Adult 25 +
  • Young person (18-25)
  • Mentoring
  • Professional Supervision
  • Mental Health
  • Practical strategies/treatment to overcome daily challenges caused by illness, accident, recent diagnosis or ageing.
  • Long term conditions management in the community
  • Help and support with pain or fatigue-management techniques
  • Depression and anxiety management
  • Mental health recovery and peer support
  • Stress-related support
  • Mental Health Assessment and Advice - work related
  • Assessments/support at GP surgeries
  • Bespoke training programmes
  • Mentoring or supervision

Contact Mary Johnstone