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

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

Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire
AL7

0776 6032321

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Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire
AL7

0776 6032321

About me

Hello, my name is Maria and I am a fully qualified counsellor and a registered member of the BACP (the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) with over ten years' professional experience working in counselling, coaching and mentoring.

I provide a secure, non-judgmental, confidential space where we can work together to resolve your problems. I am experienced in helping with a wide range of issues, including:

  • relationship issues
  • family issues
  • generalised anxiety disorder
  • 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

Because we are all different, and our problems are unique to us, I draw on a variety of therapeutic approaches so that counselling is tailored to suit your needs. Using my wide range of training, I use a combination of psychodynamic therapy, solution-focused practice, and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Always at the heart of my practice lies the belief that we need a safe, compassionate space in which to talk freely and without feeling judged.

I offer a FREE telephone consultation so that you can get an understanding of the way I work, and discuss any queries or concerns you might have about the counselling process.

I started my career as a counsellor at the Letchworth Centre for Health Living (a holistic health centre) and then worked for several years 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 in universities, providing specialist support to people with a wide range of problems, including depression, anxiety, stress-related disorders and mental health problems. I also work as a volunteer on-line counsellor for the Tasha Foundation - a mental health, drug and alcohol counselling service.


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.

Qualifications -

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling
  • Primary Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Training
  • University Diploma in Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills: Loss and Bereavement

Short Training Courses -

  • Attachment Theory
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Skills Training for Counsellors
  • Counselling Assessments
  • Working with Disordered Eating
  • Confidentiality
  • Suicide and Self Harm
  • Safeguarding
  • Working with Depression
  • Mindfulness
  • Anger Management
  • Risk Management and Suicide Intervention
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Psychological First Aid
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming
  • Supporting Adults with Dyslexia and Co-occuring Difficulties

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

FREE telephone consultation.

Fees are £40 per 50 minute session.

Concessions are available for students and people on low incomes.

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 evening and weekends.

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

Adults
Older adults
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