- Flexible hours available
About me and my therapy practice
Dr. Maria Katsarou-Makin
I have 25 years of practical experience in working with organisations, individuals, couples and teams and I have lived and worked in Nigeria, Greece, Germany, France. My approach is pragmatic, humane and results-oriented. My research in trust amongst team members in the workplace (Library of Congress, USA) is something I am proud of. I am a Chartered Psychologist by the British Psychological Society, Registered with the HCPC (Health & Care Professions Council) and I have (amongst others) a Masters of Science in Psychology and a Doctorate in the same field.
- Co-author of ‘Under Pressure – understanding and managing pressure and stress at the workplace’, published by Marshall Cavendish International (UK). The book has been released in English, Portuguese and Chinese.
- ‘Factions of A Mind - Understanding the physical and psychological effects of caring’, LID Publishing UK, 2021
- ‘Group Dyna-Mix - Investigating team dynamics, from leaders to corporate gatekeepers’, LID Publishing UK, 2022
Making Change Happen – Structural Dynamics - The Kantor Institute / Dialogix, Boston, USA
Changing Behaviour in High Stakes – The Kantor Institute / Dialogix
Certificate in Dynamics at Group-Level, Tavistock Institute, UK Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coaching Federation, U.S.A.
Certificate, Coaching, Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK
Mental Health First Aid - Mental Health Foundation, UK
Certificate in NeuroLeadership, NeuroLeadership Institute
Leadership, Authority & Organisational Life, Tavistock tradition, Center for the Study of Groups & Social Systems, Devon, MA, USA
It can benefit you in many ways, some of which include:
Support: Offering of short- or long-term support in crises in the form of a warm, non-judgemental listening and encouragement through difficult times.
Crisis Intervention & Management: Support, practical and active help, referral to specialist resources and gradual restoration of normal functioning.
Educational Guidance: This includes a wide range of psychologically informed practices like social skills, assertiveness, personal effectiveness, emotional intelligence, and others. They all aim to identify improvable behaviour and to provide personal skills in various areas of life.
Problem-solving and Decision-making: For a certain proportion of clients, the purpose of entering counseling or therapy is to examine a life situation or dilemma and come to a resolution or decision. The aim is to facilitate exploration of issues, feelings and practicalities, addressing potential anxiety and loss.
Insight and Understanding: Some clients have as their primary goals the investigation of causes of problematic feelings, thoughts and behaviour. They may wish to pursue the search of historical causes and the reasons for persistently counterproductive behaviour in current life situations.
My first session
I offer 30' minutes free of charge.
What I can help with
Anxiety, Bereavement, Business coaching, Career coaching, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Eating disorders, Executive coaching, Identity issues, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Integrative, Interpersonal, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work