Maria Downes

Maria Downes


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07933 797 880

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Therapist - Sittingbourne

Sittingbourne ME9
07933 797 880
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Finding the right therapist for you is hugely important...in order for you to feel that counselling is effective you will need to know that you are being truly listened to and accepted for who you are - this is the core of my work with my clients.

We can explore together where you would like to make changes - what's really going on for you underneath it all.  How can you get back to being the 'real you'?

Sometimes it may be useful to be very structured and at other times you may prefer to contemplate your options.  Depending on what you would like to change (or accept) in your life you may feel a sense of urgency or that you need to take your time to make life changes, this will all be part of our work together so that you feel that you are getting the help that you came for. 

If you are uncertain about anything you are very welcome to come for just one session, have an informal chat and see how you feel about taking things further, whether the time is right for you.

Life can be very difficult and we all need help at different times.

If you'd like more information about my work with sexuality, bereavement etc please take a look at my website.

Best wishes

Maria



What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

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

Supervisor - Sittingbourne

Sittingbourne ME9
01795421042
Sessions from £30.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am a BACP Accredited counsellor with 7 years experience. I was trained in Person Centred therapy.

Please see how I work as a counsellor under my therapist entry.

As a trainee supervisor it is important to me that supervisees feel that they can be completely open about their work without fear of being shamed, but be open enough to heighten their own self awareness, so that they can be the best counsellor possible.

Practice description

I am currently studying for my Level 6 Diploma in Supervision and am looking for counsellors that would be interested in being supervised by me during this time (and beyond if you wished to).

The course runs from September 2021 to June 2022, so reduced rates will be available during this time.

Supervision will be available online (Zoom) or in person at my home office near Sittingbourne.

Rates are £30 per hour (£45 for 1.5 hours) which will be increased when I have qualified in July 2022.


My first session

Because feeling safe is so important in supervision the first session would be an initial 30 minute chat to establish that we felt comfortable to work together.

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Eclectic, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, EAP, Families, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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