Maria Howard

Maria Howard


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
079079 87046

Contact Maria

Therapist - Dukinfield

Dukinfield SK16
079079 87046
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

"I was so anxious about starting therapy, and normally find it hard to talk about myself, but you made me feel really comfortable". This is a sentiment that I often hear from new clients. I know that sharing our vulnerabilities with others takes a lot of courage, and many people put off seeking help for fear of being judged.  So I feel privileged whenever someone begins their counselling journey with me.

I have 25 years experience of helping people with a wide variety of mental health difficulties. I left psychiatric nursing to retrain in person-centred counselling because I strongly believe that this kind of talking therapy offers long-term benefits, by giving greater self-awareness and understanding. My focus is on you as an individual, with your own unique perceptions and experiences. The impact of life events is different for all of us, so our focus will be on what's important to you, not on any presumptions made by others.     

I have an MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy and also hold an enhanced DBS check.

Practice description

I offer 50-minute sessions either face-to-face, online using zoom, or on the phone, whichever suits your needs best.

I offer a concessionary rate of £30 to students in higher education. 

The room I use is on the ground floor, with just a small step at the threshold of the property.

I have availability across weekdays and Saturdays with early evening appointments also available Mon-Fri.

My first session

I offer a free, no obligation, initial 30-minute consultation, either online or on the phone. This gives you the opportunity to ask any questions that can help you decide if I'm the right counsellor for you.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling