Maria White MBACP (Accredited) Psychotherapist, Counsellor & Supervisor
Farnham Chiropractic Wellness
1A Victoria Road
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
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 experience of providing face to face psychotherapy, counselling and supervision in a number of different settings including: NHS mental health services, Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre in Guildford and Connect Counselling.
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
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
Photos & videos
Initial consultation is offered at a discounted rate of £40 for individuals and £50 for couples.
The counselling contract is discussed fully including appropriate fees payable, which range from £45 to £60 per session, typically 50 - 60 minutes for individuals and £60 to £80 for 75 minutes for couples.
Please note that I offer a 20-minute drop-in counselling session free-of-charge.
Supervision - information available upon request
Concessions may be available for those on a low income, benefits, students and armed forces.
Please ask if this applies to you.
I am an approved provider with most major health insurance companies including BUPA and can be found on their Therapist Finder.
What is a drop in session? A drop in session gives the opportunity to talk for 20 minutes in confidence about any personal issue. Drop ins are most helpful:
For a specific and limited issue
When you feel you want some help but you are not sure what form it should take
The drop in session is not a counselling session or a Crisis session
When is the drop in?
October to January. There are limited slots available and so would advise to pre-book in advance to avoid disappointment on the day. The drop in session is free and confidential.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday: 8am - 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, I work with experienced and trainee therapists.View supervision profile