Maria Emmanuel MBACP Reg.
207 Lordship Lane
I am a qualified counsellor and a registered member with BACP. I have been practising counselling in Portsmouth and in London for a number of years now. As an experienced counsellor, I can help you unravel your feelings and emotions within a secure, warm and non-judgemental environment, where empathy, acceptance and honesty are not only the tools but also the means towards acceptance, growth and change.
There is a time in our lives when we feel alone, misunderstood, lost, or as if treading a path not strewn with roses. The reasons behind these feelings are unique for each one of us. Bereavement, redundancy or issues from the present or past may be lurking in the corner to take their toll. My role is not to judge you or act as a saviour. My role is to help you share, explore and heal difficult emotions, feelings and experiences.
I embrace the integrative approach, meaning that I draw on a range of therapeutic techniques that are best suited to each client individually, from listening and dialogue to interpretation and exercises. It is a firm belief of mine that the answer to every hardship lies within us, as we have the potential to evolve and change.
During our initial consultation we will discuss what you would like to get out of the sessions and will then meet once a week for 50 minutes.
I practise in a lovely room in partnership with Mary- Anne Nickerson, just a 15 minute walk from East Dulwich train station. The room is located centrally on Lordship Lane and can also be accessed by buses 40, 176, 185 - Bus stop Melbourne Grove.
I can interact both in English and Greek, as I am bilingual.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a counsellor at Goldsmiths College, University of London, from which I earned a Master’s Degree and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work in accordance with their code of ethics for good practise. (www.bacp.co.uk)
- Young People's Counsellor at Step Forward, London
- School Counsellor, London
- Student Counsellor at Highbury College, Portsmouth
- Health and Wellbeing Counsellor at Highbury College, Portsmouth
- EAP Counsellor and Case Manager, London
I have key experience of working with young and adult people around mental health issues, stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship problems and bereavement. My experience includes working in creative ways and incorporating mindfulness and relaxation exercises to relieve symptoms of stress and anxiety and improve overall wellbeing.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Eating disorders
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
Each session lasts for 50 minutes and costs £50. I offer reduced cost sessions depending on individual circumstances (e.g. students)
If you are new to counselling, unsure about what counselling is or how it might help you, feel free to phone me or email me and I will respond to you as quickly as possible.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available Thursday and Friday during the daytime and evenings. Feel free to call me or email me to discuss your availability.
Types of client