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I currently work between Monday to Friday 9am until 7pm
I do not work Saturday and Sunday
About me and my therapy practice
Hi, my name is Maria, I have a private practice called Treasure Chest Counselling. Your journey starts with a single step.
I work with clients by offering a variety of activities that will help you to facilitate change. I work holistically so that you can explore their difficulties in a safe place at your own time and pace It's important to feel listened to and heard. Appointments can be arranged by either telephone, text, email or via my website. We can set up an initial session, where we will talk about what you want to get out of counselling. If you're happy to continue, we will set up a second session and I will arrange to see you ideally weekly/fortnightly. Please do get in touch if you have any questions. I have 20 years of experience of working with children, young people and adults with a well-known Safeguarding Therapeutic Children’s Charity. I have also volunteered at MIND Counselling Service and Co-ran Eating Disorders group.
I currently offer Face to Face sessions in my office in Ashton-in Makerfield, It is thoroughly cleaned after every client, I also have a humidifier and windows are kept open. My office is very spacious, and as well as talking therapy I offer creative interventions. I work with children, young people, adults and couples. I work holistically with clients and tailor make the counselling support to take into account the clients learning style and the reason for coming to counselling.
My first session
Your first session will comprise of completion of contract, client details and wellbeing form. We then will explore any background information if you feel this would help. Also, we will explore the issue that you are bringing to counselling and agree how best to work with each other. Depending on what is needed, we will agree if any strategies are needed and or agree on home work for example, mood worksheets, experiment worksheets to look at negative thinking etc.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Creative therapy, Family therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Couples, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited