Maria Houston-Moore

Maria Houston-Moore


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07871927876

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Therapist - Chester

Chester CH2
07871927876
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

My availability can change each week as I work in a flexible manner to meet the needs of my clients who work shifts etc.

Please get in touch to discuss working together. 

*I am also based in Mold, Flintshire*

About me and my therapy practice

Hello and welcome.

We can all feel anxious, stressed and out of control at times, I am here to help you explore your world, in your own way.

I offer a warm, open, relaxed, safe and non-judgemental space for you to explore anything you wish. I aim to help you feel comfortable, heard and accepted.

I feel we are all unique and therefore the counselling relationship should be unique too. I will bring my full being into our space and aim to work with you on a deep, relational level. 

Prior to becoming a counsellor, I worked within the advice, guidance and supported housing sector for many years managing a varied caseload of clients. I believe my extensive client work in previous front line services allows me a greater depth of understanding for the issues we can all face and the impact this can have on all aspects of our lives. 

I work with individual clients aged 18+.

Practice description

I am a person-centred counsellor, which means I believe that you are the expert in your own life. I will never push, direct or tell you what to do. I will accompany you on your journey, wherever it may take you.

I do not believe you are 'broken', therefore I do not feel you need 'fixing' or 'treating'. I feel we can find a way to work through things in a gentle, non-directive, supportive, yet challenging way. 

I would describe myself as a pluralistic practitioner, rather than 'purist' person-centred. This means that I incorporate all my whole self - my background, skills, life experience, training, knowledge and genuine perceptions in a way to suit you and your needs.

I work from a discreet location in Hoole, Chester where I provide face to face counselling. I also offer counselling via telephone and online (Zoom) for people who cannot get to me or would prefer to be in the comfort of their own home.

I am passionate about personal and professional growth, some recent training includes: advanced diploma in CBT, relational depth, C-PTSD, menopause matters, ACE's, childhood sexual abuse, sexual violence, dissociation, diploma in child psychology, trauma and eating disorders, pluralistic counselling, single session therapy, online counselling (OU / BACP), LGBTQ+, mental health first aid.

My first session

If you would like to have a chat with me, please get in touch - I would love to hear from you.

I offer a free introductory discussion, which can take place via telephone, email or text, whatever might make you feel the most comfortable. 

During this time you can ask me any questions you may have and we can talk through any queries or worries together. 

If you decide to move forwards with me, we then book a full counselling session and I provide more information about our counselling contract/agreement. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, OCD, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Person centred

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

Therapist - Mold

Mold CH7
07871 927876
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Hello and welcome.

We can all feel anxious, stressed and out of control at times, I am here to help you explore your world, in your own way.

I offer a warm, open, relaxed, safe and non-judgemental space for you to explore anything you wish. I aim to help you feel comfortable, heard and accepted.

I feel we are all unique and therefore the counselling relationship should be unique too. I will bring my full being into our space and aim to work with you on a deep, relational level.

Prior to becoming a counsellor, I worked within the advice, guidance and supported housing sector for many years managing a varied caseload of clients. I believe my extensive client work in previous front line services allows me a greater depth of understanding for the issues we can all face and the impact this can have on all aspects of our lives.

I work with individual clients aged 18+ from Mold and Chester. 

Practice description

I am a person-centred counsellor, which means I believe that you are the expert in your own life. I will never push, direct or tell you what to do. I will accompany you on your journey, wherever it may take you.

I do not believe you are 'broken', therefore I do not feel you need 'fixing' or 'treating'. I feel we can find a way to work through things in a gentle, non-directive, supportive, yet challenging way.

I would describe myself as a pluralistic practitioner, rather than 'purist' person-centred. This means that I incorporate all my whole self - my background, skills, life experience, training, knowledge and genuine perceptions in a way to suit you and your needs.

I work from a beautiful counselling space in the centre of Mold, where I provide face to face counselling. I also offer counselling via telephone and online (Zoom) for people who cannot get to me or would prefer to be in the comfort of their own home.

I am passionate about personal and professional growth, some recent training includes: advanced diploma in CBT, relational depth, C-PTSD, menopause matters, ACE's, childhood sexual abuse, sexual violence, dissociation, diploma in child psychology, trauma and eating disorders, pluralistic counselling, single session therapy, online counselling (OU / BACP), LGBTQ+, mental health first aid.

My first session

If you would like to have a chat with me, please get in touch - I would love to hear from you.

I offer a free introductory discussion, which can take place via telephone, email or text, whatever might make you feel the most comfortable.

During this time you can ask me any questions you may have and we can talk through any queries or worries together.

If you decide to move forwards with me, we then book a full counselling session and I provide more information about our counselling contract/agreement. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Person centred

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