- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
During the COVID-19 pandemic, I am offering both in-person sessions (following the latest government guidelines) and online sessions, via secure online video conferencing platforms such as: Zoom or Face-Time.
About me and my therapy practice
Hi, I am Maria, 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, feeling ‘lost’, 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, schizoaffective disorder and personality disorders.
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 anything that is troubling you; where you could gain self-awareness and understand the way you relate to yourself and 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 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 £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 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, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues
Types of therapy
Emotion 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 face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited