Maria Forster BSc, Post Grad Dip in counselling & family therapy

Maria Forster BSc, Post Grad Dip in counselling & family therapy


07787565929 / 07787656929

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07787565929 / 07787656929

About me

I am a qualified systemic counsellor with over 14 years experience. Starting my work with 'Cardiff Mind' I have worked in all educational setting with children and young people and am currently working with Relate with people around relationship issues. Working for many years in a special school for pupils with emotional behavioural issues 'EBD' I have began to expand my work with individuals who are offending or at risk of offending behaviour. I have taken this work into prisons and worked with issues around domestic. I understand that it can be daunting when thinking about seeking help and support, but being able to talk through your thoughts and feelings can help you gain a better understanding of the tangle you may often finds yourself in. This can enable you to work out better ways to cope and often in turn change your thinking and manage your own behaviour to situations and people.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Systemic Family Therapy a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrated Counselling and a BSc in Criminology. I keep up to date with new tends on therapeutic models to help with individual clients. I currently work with Relate, working with individuals and couples around relationship issues, and am a trainer for The Place2Be who provide a counselling and therapeutic support in primary schools. I worked as a school project manager for The Place2Be, where I became a therapeutic supervisor.   I have a wealth of experience working with children suffering from emotional behavioural difficulties, family breakdown, depression, stress, offenders and mental health issues.

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have currently started working with individuals who are offending are at risk of offending.


I have a sliding scale and charge between £30 - £50 per session depending on the type of session and circumstances.

Maps & Directions

Cardff, CF5

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I am available during the day time, evenings and weekends.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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