Maria Goodin, PgDip, BA (Hons), Registered Member MBACP

Maria Goodin, PgDip, BA (Hons), Registered Member MBACP

Welwyn Garden City

0776 6032321

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Welwyn Garden City

0776 6032321

About me

Hello, and welcome to my profile. I hope you find all the information you are looking for here, but please feel free to contact me via email or telephone if you have any queries.

I am a fully qualified counsellor and a registered member of the BACP (the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

I am experienced in helping individual adults with a wide range of issues, including:

  • relationship issues
  • family issues
  • anxiety
  • separation and divorce
  • affairs and betrayals
  • depression
  • bipolar disorder/ manic depression
  • seasonal affective disorder (sad)
  • loss of purpose/ direction
  • postnatal depression
  • bereavement
  • low self-esteem
  • low self-confidence
  • stress

I have ten years' professional experience working in counselling, coaching and mentoring. I firstly worked as a counsellor at the Letchworth Centre for Health Living, then with the mental health charity Mind. I also worked for the NHS, providing counselling in a GP surgery. I currently combine my private counselling practice with my work at the University of Bedfordshire, providing specialist support to people suffering form depression, anxiety and stress-related disorders. I also work as a volunteer on-line counsellor for the Tasha Foundation - a mental health, drug and alcohol counselling service.

Using my wide range of training, I will draw on a variety of therapeutic approaches in order to help you overcome your difficulties, including psychodynamic therapy, solution-focused practice, and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

I understand that coming to your first counselling session can feel daunting, and you may even be unsure whether counselling is the best way forward. I would be glad to discuss your needs over the telephone in the first instance so we can talk about whether counselling may be of benefit to you. For further details please take a look at my website

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling (Commendation) from the University of Hertfordshire which is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I also hold a certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and have trained in Solution-Focused Therapy and Mindfulness.

Over the years I have undertaken a wide range of professional development training in order to enhance my practice, including specialist training in anxiety, depression, attachment issues, eating disorders and anger.

I am fully insured and receive ongoing supervision, which is a professional requirement and ensures my work is carried out to a high standard.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and my work adheres to the professional standards of the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy.

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Fees are £40 per 50 minute session.

Further information

My private practice is based at the Hertfordshire Therapy Centre, a five minute drive from Welwyn Garden City town centre and a ten minute walk from the train station. There is plenty of free parking available just outside.

Appointments are available Wednesday and Friday 9.30am-2.30pm, and weekday evenings.

Maps & Directions

Welwyn Garden City, AL7

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Types of client

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