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I am currently offering both in-person counselling sessions on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at a central Farnham location, and online counselling sessions throughout the week (Tue-Fri) via secure online video conferencing platforms, such as: Zoom or FaceTime. Please feel free to email, text, or call me to arrange a reduced-fee (£35) 50-minute consultation, where I can answer any questions you may have, explain how we could approach our work, and where we can decide whether working together would be beneficial for you.
I have currently have some availability for day time and evening appointments during the week. I do not offer counselling sessions during the weekend.
About me and my therapy practice
Hello, I am Maria, a BACP Accredited psychotherapist based in central Farnham. I work both in-person and online with individual adults and young adults 18+ Email, text or call me to arrange a reduced-fee 50-minute consultation, during which you can get a sense of how you feel working with me.
Areas of interest & Experience: I have a special interest in working with clients who experience a broad range of mental health difficulties and in supporting them to create a satisfying and fulfilling life despite their struggles. I also have a keen interest in working with neurodivergent individuals as well as with people who struggle with low self-esteem/ low self-confidence, and in enabling them to grow their self-belief and self-acceptance.
I have extensive experience working with adult and young adult clients presenting with a wide range of issues, including amongst others: Anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, stress, depression, feeling sad, low mood, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, attachment issues, identity and relationship issues, family issues, life transitions, grief and loss, physical and emotional abuse/neglect, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, trauma, C-PTSD and neurodiversity (ADHD, ASD) As part of my work, I have also successfully supported clients who experience more severe mental health difficulties, such as: Bipolar disorder and personality disorders.
My commitment to you: I am committed to offering a safe, warm therapeutic relationship in which you can explore all your thoughts, feelings and past/present experiences, by providing a truly accepting, non-judgemental environment where you can bring anything that is troubling you or causing you pain.
I am professionally trained in Humanistic/Existential counselling and I hold the belief that everyone has the inner resources to find the right way forward for them. However, I incorporate a pluralistic framework in my work, which means that I can draw from several therapeutic modalities, including: "person-centred", "existential", "transactional analysis", "psychodynamic", and "solution focused therapy" to better serve your unique needs. We can work together in a mutually agreed way and at a pace that is suitable for you, so we can find together the best way forward for you.
My focus in our work together: My main focus is on the therapeutic relationship with you, and on enabling you to feel safe and supported in exploring anything that is troubling you. For this reason, I will not be giving you advice or leading you in a direction that does not feel right for you. I will instead aim to empower you, and to help you find the right answers for you. I will provide a safe and trusting environment where you can feel truly heard, valued and accepted as you are, so you can develop self-acceptance, self-compassion and resilience.
I will be asking some open, exploratory questions in order to help you develop a better understanding of yourself and of your situation, as well as to help you explore things from a different perspective. I will support you and encourage you to come to your own conclusions and to make the choices/changes that you may want to make.
My first session
I believe that it is very important to feel comfortable with your counsellor, and for this reason I offer a 50-minute initial consultation at the reduced fee of £35 as an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have, and to get a sense of whether working together would be helpful for you.
In this initial session, I will ask you about what brought you to therapy, about your hopes and expectations of counselling, and about previous helpful or unhelpful counselling experiences. I will also explain the way we could work together, with the hope that by the end of our initial meeting you can have a sense of whether working with me would be helpful for you.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Cognitive, Eclectic, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainees, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited