Maria Whyte Dip Couns MBACP
07771 940230 / 07771 940230
Life can feel really hard at times. You may experience strong emotional reactions that you find challenging to sit with and work through. You may sense that a part of you wants to move on, while another holds you back and there is an internal conflict taking place within. At times when we feel overwhelmed, stuck or out of balance, counselling may be just what you need to support you through.
I offer a safe place where you can explore what is going on for you without fear or judgement. You are in charge of the pace of the session and you don't have to talk about anything you don't feel comfortable to talk about. You and your timing will be treated with care and respect.
It might take some time to decide which counsellor feels right for you, and I would invite you to trust your instincts. When it feels like the right time to make that decision, it will be the right time. I consider it a privilege to walk with a client on their journey so if the timing feels right for you now, and if I feel like I could be the right counsellor for you, we can embark on a collaborative journey into a healthier and happier way of being for you together.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Person Centred Counselling (Level 4)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (Level 3)
Certificate of Proficiency awarded by the BACP
I am a qualified counsellor with a number of years of experience working with clients who have had issues relating to stress, depression, bereavement and loss, anxiety, low-self esteem, sexual abuse and relationship difficulties.
Alongside my private practice, I work as a volunteer counsellor with a counselling charity.
I am committed to my continued professional development as a therapist and regularly attend training courses to increase my awareness and knowledge.
Continual Personal Development Training :
Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Effect of Sexual Abuse
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Dissociative Identity Disorder
Working with Relational Trauma
Spirituality and the Therapist
I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and I work within the professional guidelines and ethical framework of the BACP.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
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The cost of a counselling with me is £40 for each 50 minute session.
At this time, I am unable to take payment on credit card, so please pay by cheque or cash at the time of your session.
Cancellation Policy: cancellations with more than 2 days notice will not incur a fee. However if a session is cancelled with less than 2 days notice, a fee of £40 will be charged.
What is my approach to counselling?
I am a qualified person centred counsellor. The principles of this type of counselling is that the client is the expert. The space that I offer is one that would support you to feel free from threat, both physically and psychologically. By offering this environment, it affords the opportunity for trust to be developed within the therapeutic relationship. Trust is essential to enable you to be confident in exploring your world and how things are feeling for you. In offering you a safe space to explore and in developing trust within the therapeutic relationship, you can develop the confidence you need to change makes positive changes to your life that improve your wellbeing.
How many sessions will you need?
As we are all individuals, it is difficult to pre determine how many sessions will be right for you. I work on the premise that we take it one step at a time. There is no requirement to book multiple sessions in advance, so this journey is done at your own pace. At the end of each session, we will discuss how you feel about continuing and if you want to book a session for the following week. As such, you are in control of how many sessions you have and you can end at a time that feels right for you.
Is What I Say Confidential?
Confidentiality is a very important factor of the therapeutic relationship. Ensuring that your information is treated with respect and held in accordance with the Data Protection Act is essential to offering you the space in which you can feel safe and supported. However if I believe that you or someone else you bring into the session is at risk of serious harm, I would initially want to explore this further with you. But in order to maintain my duty of care to you and others, it may be necessary to breach confidentiality in extenuating circumstances.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me on 07771 940230.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|