Maria White MBACP (Accredited) Adults and Young People
The West Street Clinic
111 West Street
I have over 20 years international experience as a counsellor/psychotherapist working with individuals (both young people and adults), couples and groups offering long term, short term or solution-focused therapy. I also offer supervision of psychotherapists, counsellors and professionals.
My special interest lies in treating trauma, especially childhood trauma and events which often cast a deep shadow over us in adult life. I have extensive experience working with survivors of rape and sexual abuse, addictions and issues relating to stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and bereavement. I am interested in life transitions (personal and professional) and relationship issues. I’ve worked with people from all walks of life from directors, teachers, social workers, prisoners to working with young people.
I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and as such, I am required by law to acquire, keep, use and store all personal information in accordance with the rules and regulations outlined in the Data Protection Act 1998.
In addition I have enhanced DBS clearance.
Training, qualifications & experience
• MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Roehampton – on-going
• PG Dip. Clinical Supervision
• PG Dip. Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
• PG Cert. Person - Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy
• Advance Dip. Integrative Counselling
• Cert. Counselling Brief Solution Focused Therapy
• Cert. Counselling Young People
• Understanding Substance Misuse
• Mindfulness for Wellbeing
• BSc Social Work, Theology & Teaching
European Society for Trauma & Dissociation UK - 4 Modules: First Person Plural; Diagnosis & Treatment, Attachment & Processing
Congress Attachment and Trauma: The resilience of mind and body 2017
The Male Psychology Conference: Men's Mental Health and Suicide 2017
My training has covered several schools of thought, such as person-centred, existential, cognitive- behavioural, psychodynamic, psychoanalysis and post modernism which means I can work in a way that suits each client’s individual needs.
Alongside my Practice, I have been working in a number of different organisations such us Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre, Guildford and internationally worked for unesco, unicef and CRY (care and relief for the young).
My Professional Memberships
MBACP Accredited and Registered
MBACP Children & Young People
UKCP member (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy)
UPCA member (Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association)
PODS (Positive Outcomes For Dissociative Survivors)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Pre Court Therapy
Let's Talk About Pre Court Therapy - Police & Crime Commissioner - 31 January 2017
Critical Incident Debriefing (CID)
Reflective Practice for professionals
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
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The initial consultation is offered at a discounted rate of £ 40 for individuals, £ 50 for couples and gives us the opportunity to meet, for you to ask any questions you may have and to find out if we feel we can work together.
My fees are ranging from £ 45-£65 per session of 50-60 minutes for individuals and £65-£90 for 75 minutes for couples.
There are a limited number of low-cost sessions available during the day (Monday – Friday 9am - 4pm), please discuss this with me when contacting.
Supervision £ 50 – 60 minutes
CID (Critical Incident Debriefing) fee by discussion
Reflective Practice fee by discussion
Fee levels are reviewed annually in August.
I am an approved provider with most major health insurance companies including BUPA and can be found on their Therapist Finder.
If you feel you would like to talk to someone professional, in confidence, then please contact me and we can arrange an initial meeting. I can offer early morning, daytime and evening appointments.
Mob: 07761 581977
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday: 9am - 9pm Saturday: 8am - 4pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a Registered and Accredited BACP Practitioner, I have a PGDip in Integrative Supervision. .View supervision profile