Maria Kalinina

Maria Kalinina

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Christchurch

Christchurch BH23
Sessions from £65.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Past traumas haunt us, while the unpredictable future worries us -living in the present becomes increasingly more difficult. The constant that we can rely on is change. As a psychotherapist, my aim is to help you take control of the change that you want to make, to claim the life you want for yourself, to find your meaning in your life and live it as fully as possible.

I am trained as a Humanistic Integrative practitioner with an influence of Existential/Stoic Philosophy which allows me to tailor a therapeutic approach unique to the individual's requirements.

Some of the therapeutic approaches/frameworks I work with include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Gestalt, Person Centred, STAIR Narrative Therapy, Transactional Analysis.

​My experience includes counselling within the community for the NHS dealing with common mental health problems and offender care services dealing with complex trauma. This has expanded my empathic understanding to cover a diverse demographic and supported the development of both my professional and personal belief system of 'no problem is too great or too small'

I specialise in complex trauma and some of the issues I work with include:


Anxiety and Depression

Dissociative symptoms including DID

Emotional, Domestic, Physical and Sexual Abuse

Existential Crisis

Identity Issues

Interpersonal Issues

Loss, Grief and Bereavement


Personality Disorders

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Self-Esteem and Low Self-Worth

Self-harm and Suicidal Ideation


Practice description

I work within the Three Phase Approach to Trauma  framework and it is important for me to tailor a mental health care plan package that is specific to an individual's therapeutic needs. The care you receive will be unique to you as an individual taking into consideration the whole of you and not just your mental health symptoms. 

My first session

I offer a free 20 min initial consultation which provides an opportunity to discuss current struggles, requirements and expectations of therapy.

Following this I offer a full therapeutic assessment which includes exploration of current struggles, relevant history, risk and expectation of therapy. This enables me to have a clear understanding of the individual's needs when setting out a care plan for the therapeutic work. (£50)

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, 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, Telephone therapy, Time-limited

Languages spoken

English, Russian