Maria Ushakova

Maria Ushakova

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - London

London NW5
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I do my work online (mostly on Skype). 

Practice description

I am a qualified counsellor with over 15 years of post-qualification experience. I worked with individuals, couples, families, children, and adults. In my practice, I am very creative and non-directive; I combine various techniques and methods to achieve the best results for the client. I am a strong believer in psychoeducation, and many of my clients who work with me develop a strong interest in psychology and psychotherapy, with some even pursuing professional training to become therapists and coaches after our therapy is completed. In my interventions, I am honest and direct; I always check for relevance, and I believe in the healing power of a psychotherapeutic relationship. 

My first session

Typically, the first session is free of charge, during which I gather information about the client's needs and determine whether I have the necessary knowledge, experience, and know-how to assist with a specific issue the client is bringing. In an open discussion, we determine whether we are a good match and what is required of both parties. For more in-depth analysis and work, I may offer the client my patented test (assessment) that can be used for a faster understanding of the client's deep personality tendencies; if the client requests it, we can do this type of work. If not, we focus on what needs to be worked on with the client, and I use standard integrative counselling methods.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Leadership coaching, Loss, Menopause, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Creative therapy, Eclectic, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Family therapy, Phenomenological, Psychosynthesis, Solution focused brief therapy, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Groups, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

Email therapy, Long term sessions, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Telephone therapy, Text therapy

Languages spoken

English, French, Russian