Maria Papaioakim Smeaton

Maria Papaioakim Smeaton

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Languages spoken: Greek

Contact information

Phone number
07930 315448

Contact Maria

Therapist - Catford

Catford SE6
07930 315448
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am an accredited psychotherapist with fifteen years of experience, based in the Catford/Hither Green borders. I help men and women cope with well-being and mental health problems. They may be conditions you've suffered from for a while, like depression, anxiety, or stemming from transitions in life, a new family or a loss.

I can support you with habits you may have been trying to break for a while, like drinking, gambling. I have worked in the field of addictions, with men and women affected by gambling, alcohol, drugs and their families. I can contribute in making a change.

I can help you make sense of problems related to a crisis, a traumatic experience or if you’ve been in distress for what feels like forever or have an overwhelming sense of resentment, worrying, stuckness, shame.

I can help if you wish to understand how you relate to others or need to feel better about yourself, deal with assertiveness, self-esteem issues or issues with work and finding meaning.

Counselling offers a chance to talk in a confidential and non-judgemental setting. The aim is to clarify and reflect on your situation safely and recognise what choices you have; gain insight as to reasons behind actions, thoughts, emotions.

I will need some initial information by phone or email, in order to gain some understanding of your particular difficulty and whether I can help.

The first face to face consultation is an opportunity for you to decide whether you feel comfortable with me and for us to discuss whether we can work together and how.

Some feedback: The sessions made me look at things differently, challenged my preconceptions. Seeing you every week made me feel calmer and more able to deal with the everyday challenges of life, It was useful in helping to explain or define different things that have happened and looking at different ways to deal with things

What I can help with

Addictions, Eating disorders, Obsessions, Phobias, OCD, Anxiety, Bereavement, Abuse, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Depression, Health related issues, Self esteem, Identity issues, Cultural issues, Men's issues, Women's issues, Pregnancy related issues, Child related issues, Relationships, Redundancy, Stress, Anger management, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Trainee, Adults, Groups, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited