Maria Laskou

Maria Laskou


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07565115728

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Therapist - Farnham

Farnham GU9
07565115728
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I am currently offering remote sessions via secure online video conferencing platforms such as: Zoom or Face-Time at flexible times. I have some availability at present for day time and evening appointments during the week. I do not offer counselling sessions on weekends.

About me and my therapy practice

Hello, I am Maria, a psychotherapeutic counsellor based in central Farnham. I am currently working Online (via Zoom or FaceTime) with adults and young adults 18+ Email, call or text me to arrange a half-price 50-minute consultation, in which you can get a sense of how it feels 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 clients who struggle with low self-esteem/l low self-confidence and in enabling them to build a more positive self-image by helping them to grow their self-belief.

I have extensive experience working with adult and young adult clients presenting with a wide range of issues, including among others: Anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, stress, depression, feeling sad, low mood, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, anger, attachment issues, identity and relationship issues, family issues, physical and emotional abuse, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, trauma and neurodiversity (ADHD, ASD) As part of my work, I have successfully supported clients who experience more severe mental health difficulties, such as: Bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder and personality disorders. 

My commitment to you: 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, non-judgemental environment where you could examine anything that is troubling you and causing you pain.

Practice description

I am professionally trained in Humanistic/Existential counselling and I incorporate a pluralistic framework in my therapeutic work, which means that I can draw from several therapeutic modalities, including: 'person-centred', 'existential', and 'transactional analysis', to better serve your unique needs. We will work together in a mutually agreed way and at a pace that is suitable for you, so we can find the best way forward for you.

My focus in our work: 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, to help you get in touch with your inner strength, and to find the right answers for you. I will provide a safe and warm environment where you can feel truly heard, valued and accepted as you are, so you can develop acceptance of every part of yourself and grow your self-compassion and resilience.

I will be asking some open, exploratory questions in order to help you develop a better understanding of your situation, and to help you explore things from a different perspective, so you can feel able to come to your own conclusions and to make the changes that you 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 online consultation at the reduced fee of £25, 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 about previous helpful or unhelpful counselling experiences. I will  also explain the way I work to you, with the hope that by the end of our initial meeting you can have a sense of whether working with me would benefit you. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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

Languages spoken

English, Greek