Maria Kalinina

Maria Kalinina

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Christchurch

Christchurch BH23
Sessions from £50.00


  • 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 counsellor, 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 frameworks/models I work with are Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Person Centred, DBT, CBT, STAIR and Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD.

​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

self-esteem and low self worth


identity issues

self-harm and suicidal ideation

existential crisis

interpersonal issues

loss, grief and bereavement


emotional, physical and sexual abuse

Personality Disorders




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, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Languages spoken

English, Russian