Maria Ayers MBACP UKRCP Accredited Counsellor
The Well Natural Health Centre
89 Institute Road
The Natural Health Centre
07747416702 / 07747416702
Are you reading this because you want to make some changes in your life? It's not an easy thing to do especially when you are not even sure where to start. That's where I come in. I am a fully qualified, experienced, integrative counsellor. My approach is to listen carefully, in a non-judgemental and respectful way, to your thoughts and feelings about the fears, problems or anxieties that are making life difficult for you.
I believe that by sensitively exploring your experiences of life I can help you achieve a greater understanding of yourself. With this knowledge I believe positive change can take place.
I have more than ten years experience of working with individuals on a one to one basis. This has been both long-term and short-term therapy. I have been trained to incorporate psychodynamic, person centred and CBT(cognitive behavioural therapy) models in my work. Issues I have worked with include emotional, sexual and physical abuse, anxiety, panic attacks, bereavement, work issues including redundancy and bullying, relationship issues, gender issues, depression, self esteem and confidence issues, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), stress, IVF, eating disorders. These are just some examples. You are an individual and I will listen to whatever your concerns may be.
If you would like to make an appointment to see me, please send me an email or leave a message on my voicemail. I will be the only one who will answer this message whichever option you choose.
After our initial contact, we will arrange to have our first session.This session is very important for both of us. It will allow you to meet me and get a feel of what counselling is about, decide whether you would feel comfortable working with me. I will ask you to share some information about yourself to give me some understanding of who you are and to be sure I am the right counsellor for you.
Generally, my session times are weekly, on the same day at the same time but with some flexibility.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if there is anything else you wish to know
I am an independent counsellor working in Birmingham and Worcestershire
Training, qualifications & experience
I have had many years working in the public sector. This includes social services and the NHS.
I began my training for counselling in 2000 amd qualified in 2004 achieving my DipHE in Integrative Counselling from Birmingham University.
I have been a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) since 2003 and am fully accredited.
I am also on the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (UKRCP)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with people who are experiencing grief, relating to pet bereavement and issues around animal loss.
At this time there are many worries concerning the welfare and care of our animals. The decision to have an animal euthanased or rehomed can cause great pain and guilt. It can help to talk it through.
£45 per 50min session. A sliding scale can be discussed, where appropriate.
For E.A.P work £55.00
Along with all the areas of counselling I have highlighted below I also work with people who have issues around pet bereavement and difficult decisions concerning their animals. I believe animals have an important place in peoples lives and the grief people feel at the loss of an animal should be recognised.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|