Maria Rudd - DIP.HE. Child & Adolescent Counselling. MBACP.

Maria Rudd - DIP.HE. Child & Adolescent Counselling. MBACP.

Peter Wyatt & Associates
534 London Road

07532 042897

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Peter Wyatt & Associates
534 London Road

07532 042897

About me

I am a qualified Child and Adolescent Counsellor who graduated from the Anglia Ruskin University in 2010. Since that date I have been offering specialist counselling services to children, adolescents & their parents/carers. In addition to my private practice I am employed as a School Counsellor in a mainstream school and a specialist education provision, for children with a diagnosis on the Autistic Spectrum, (ADHD, Asperger's & Autism). I have experience delivering group and individual therapy within these settings.

It is not uncommon for young people and adults to encounter emotional difficulties, often in response to life events, which may result in feelings of; social isolation, depression, anger and heightened levels of anxiety. Many young people and adults feel more comfortable using a confidential, unbiased relationship such as counselling to talk about their problems than risk burdening their family and friends. I aim in my sessions to help clients examine and challenge any negative beliefs they hold about themselves, in turn increasing their levels of self-esteem, alleviating emotional distress and reducing anxiety. I work from an Integrative model using a combination of talking, creative and play therapy techniques. Following an initial assessment I will recommend a number of initial weekly sessions, usually in the region of 6 -12, dependent on the presenting issues.

I am a member of the BACP and have been awarded their Certificate of Proficiency. I hold an up to date 'Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service' (DBS) check and a Certificate of Professional Liability Insurance.

Please do not hesitate to contact me via email or telephone to discuss your needs, or to book an initial assessment session.


Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma of.Higher Education in Counselling (Child & Adolescent) - Distinction.
  • Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling (Child & Adolescent) - Distinction.
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies.
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency.
  • Safeguarding for Child and Adolescent Counsellors.
  • Working with Angry Children.
  • Art therapy Skills.
  • Young People with Eating Disorders.
  • Bullying, Identity, Self esteem and Confidence.
  • Mindfulness for Self Care.
  • Counselling Autistic Children

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


30 minute Assessment Session - £15
50 minute Counselling sessions - £35.

Further information

My counselling rooms are located on the first floor, unfortunately there is no lift access.
Free parking is available for 60 minutes, on the road outside the practice and in adjacent side roads.
My practice is centrally located for Southend - On - Sea and surrounding areas.

Maps & Directions

Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 9HS

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


School Terms: Wednesday/Thursday/Friday. Additional school holiday session times available.

Types of client

Young people
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