Maria Laskou

Maria Laskou

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Farnham

Farnham GU9
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


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 (£40) 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 currently have some availability for day time and evening appointments during the week. I do not offer counselling sessions on Mondays or 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 neurodivergent individuals (especially with people who have Autism and/or ADHD) and in helping them embrace their unique qualities and strengths. I also have a strong interest in working with people who struggle with low self-esteem/low self-confidence and in enabling them to acknowledge their distinct  positive traits and grow their self-belief. 

Additionally, I am very passionate about working with people who experience a broad range of mental health difficulties (such as: Anxiety and Depression) as well as those who have experienced many types of Trauma in their lives, and in helping them create a meaningful and fulfilling life despite their struggles.

I have extensive experience working with adult and young adult clients 18+, presenting with a wide range of issues, including amongst others: Anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, stress, depression, low mood, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, attachment issues, identity and relationship issues, family issues, life transitions, grief and loss, death anxiety, physical and emotional abuse, emotional neglect, loneliness, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, trauma, Complex 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 and accepting therapeutic relationship, in which you can explore all your thoughts, feelings and past/present experiences, and in which you can bring anything that is troubling you or causing you pain, without the fear of judgement.

Practice description

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 decide to work together, in a mutually agreed way and at a pace that is suitable for you, so we can find the most helpful 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 to a direction that does not feel right for you. I will instead aim to empower you  and 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, trust in yourself, 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 that they are the right 'fit' for you. For this reason I offer a 50-minute initial  consultation at the reduced fee of £40, as an opportunity for you to express what you are currently struggling with, ask any questions you may have about me and the way I work, and get a sense of whether working together would be beneficial 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 not-so-helpful 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 an idea 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

Languages spoken

English, Greek