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- Flexible hours available
During the current situation with COVID-19, I aim to provide safe practice and physical distancing, so I am currently only offering remote sessions, via secure online video conferencing platforms such as: Zoom or Face-Time.
About me and my therapy practice
Hi, my name is Maria Laskou and I am a fully qualified Humanistic Counsellor, working both online and face-to-face with adult and young adult clients, from the age of 18 upwards, on an individual basis.
I have experience working with clients presenting with a wide range of difficulties, which include among others: Anxiety, social anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, anger, attachment issues, grief and loss, identity and relationship issues, abuse, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, ASD, ADHD. I have also successfully worked with clients who experience more severe mental health difficulties, such as: bipolar disorder and schizoaffective disorder.
In addition to my private practice, I work as a counsellor at a local charity which provides emotional support and training to people who experience a wide range of mental health difficulties.
I am committed to offering a safe, warm space where you can explore all your thoughts and feelings. I aim to offer a truly accepting and non-judgemental environment where you could examine all your emotions and concerns; where you could gain self-awareness and understand the way you relate to others.
I hold the belief that healing and growth can only happen within a trusting, genuine and accepting relationship which is free of judgement and full of empathy and compassion. I strive to offer this type of relationship to my clients with the aim to help them accept themselves, to grow in their own unique way, and to make the changes that they want.
My first session
I believe that is very important to feel comfortable with your counsellor, and for this reason I offer an initial 30 minute free online session, as an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have, and to get a sense of whether I am the right counsellor for you. In this initial session, I will ask you about your hopes and expectations of counselling and I will explain the way I work to you, with the hope that by the end of our initial meeting you may have a sense of whether working with me would benefit you.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues
Types of therapy
Emotion focused therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited