Maria Totman Dip.couns.Dip.psychotherapy(UKCP)

Maria Totman Dip.couns.Dip.psychotherapy(UKCP)


01322 350051

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01322 350051

About me

I  am an experienced and  accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with over 20 years in practice.

Important in my work is the telling of a story; this story can be happening right now or it can be a story which includes the past.  As each person is unique so is their individual story and this is heard with compassion, attentiveness and sensitivity.

I believe the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is of utmost importance in order to explore issues of a painful and sensitive nature.

I work with many areas and issues. These include  relationship difficulties, grief and bereavement, childhood trauma, loneliness and  depression, loss of meaning in one's life. I also work with dreams.

On a practical level, sessions usually run once a week with regular reviews at agreed intervals.  All sessions are completely confidential. I practice from my own home.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA Hons in Literature. PGCE (post graduate certificate in Education)

Diploma in Counselling - Institute of Psychosynthesis

Diploma in Psychotherapy - Institute of Psychosynthesis UKCP Accredited.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


£40 - £45

Further information

Sometimes at different stages of our lives we can experience a loss of meaning.  I am able to work alongside the client in these transitional times. 

I have experience of working with clients in nervous breakdowns and have  seen that very often these breakdowns contain a spiritual essence.

I have experience working with dreams, as doorways to the inner world, and see the dreams as a gift from the Psyche.

In my practice I have worked with clients undergoing much grief and suffering. This grief is given attention, time and compassion.

I have been teaching psychology for some years and am extremely interested in the ideas of C.J. Jung, James Hillman, and Ginette Paris to name a few. I feel Imagination and the Arts have a significant place in Psychotherapy and depth Psychology.

Maps & Directions

Kent, DA8

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None