Kinesis Counseling And Development Ltd
Treatment Room 2
We are a group of psychotherapists and counsellors who facilitate growth, development, change and balance.
We endeavour to create safe and secure alliances with our clients. We are ethical and integral in all that we do. We share a trusting commitment to developing individuals and community.
We are a registered company operating to facilitate change and balance.
We believe in the power of self awareness and human potential and hold a belief that individuals can understand and work through life stresses and empower themselves in the process.
We model and live our values which include high principles, integrity, communication and trust. We believe in health and peoples abilities to change and reach their full potential. We do not hold judgement, discrimination or repress but are about appropriate empowerment, awareness, knowledge and connection.
As sensitive and deeply personal topics are often discussed, explored and uncovered during psychotherapy or counselling, professional services are legally bound to respect client and patient confidentiality. The critical importance of client confidentiality and limited circumstances in which it may need to be broken for the protection of clients or others is enshrined in the regulatory psychotherapeutic organizations “code of ethical practice”.
Communication, Counseling, Psychotherapy and Coaching can use the psychological methods that are relevant when based on regular personal interaction, to help a person make the changes to reach full potential.
Training, qualifications & experience
Maria holds qualifications in a Psychology Honours degree, Post graduate Diploma in Counseling, Diploma in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Diploma in Supervision, and a Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy.
Maria has held varied positions for Clinical Consultant and Director, assistant Psychologist, Supervisor and Managing Director.
Maria has had practices is Derbyshire, Birmingham and London. She is a senior Counselor with the British Association of Counseling and Psychotherapy and the United Kingdom of Psychotherapy and a member of the British Psychological Society.
She has had a diverse and successful and interesting career and built up a personal business profile to encompass many different clients and services. These may range from psychology, coaching, consultancy, personality profiling, with business clients and employees.
The experience and knowledge gained in the field means she has had a paper published with Emerald with the Journal for International Therapeutic Communities. Has constructed a useful communication technique that is simple yet can deal with complex resolutions. Integrated Psychotherapy and the 12 Steps and created a paper case study in illustration of this amalgamation. Additionally, written a book that includes Transactional Analysis and the 12 Steps in Addiction.
Maria is a humble but potent practitioner who has been inspirational to many people. This is relevant to her authentic love of people which makes her success rate very high. The positive approach of people often experiencing the work as a positive life project that is embraced.
l have an understanding and have been an active participant in a number of different psychotherapeutic contexts with organizations including, NHS Mental Health, charities, residential clinics and private practice. This has allowed me to gain extensive skills and experience in working with many issues such as relationship Issues, anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, stress, childhood abuse, addictions, self-esteem and confidence issues, assertiveness issues, sexuality problems and stress management.
I work with clients regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, ethnic or religious background.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Psychodynamic Counseling Skills- Herts & Beds Counselling Foundation
Post Graduate Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling- Metanoia Institute
MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (final stages of completion)- Middx Uni / Metanoia Institute
My training has been mainly undertaken at the Metanoia Institute in London. This is one of the leading training institutions, with a reputation for clinical and academic excellence. I regularly undertake enhanced continued professional development and supervision.
I am bound by the Code of Ethics and Professional Procedures of the following organizations.
BACP (British Association of Counseling and Psychotherapy)
EATA (European Association for Transactional Analysis)
IARTA (International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis)
My belief is that counseling is founded on respect and compassion for each individual. Working in both long term and time limited work, along with clients from a range of ages, backgrounds and cultures, has given me experience to help my clients live their unique life in a way that they would wish.
I have worked with clients in a variety of different settings that include Cruse Bereavement Care, St Joseph’s Hospice Bereavement Service, MIND Mental Health Charity and a College of Further Education.
Issues I have worked with include stress, relationship issues, anger, anxiety, illness, depression, bereavement, affairs and betrayals, abuse, disabilities, trauma, stress, domestic violence, learning difficulties, redundancy, self-harm and OCD.
Training and Qualifications
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counseling and Psychotherapy and work in accordance with their Ethical Framework.
I am fully insured.
As a professional counselor I make a commitment to my continuing professional development.
I hold an advanced CRB check.
I am in regular supervision to ensure my work is both ethical and competent.
I trained at the Metanoia Institute in London and hold the following qualifications:
B A (Hons) Person-Centred Counseling
Diploma Person-Centred Counseling
Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Counseling Skills – Herts and Beds Counseling Foundation
Awareness in Bereavement Care: The Foundation Course – Level 2 – Cruse Bereavement Care
Taking the first steps to talk can be daunting for anyone, and change is not always easy. Looking at your life and experiences can bring up deep feelings and emotions.
And this is why I wanted to become a counsellor, as I know how tough it can be making the decision to want to talk about things that are going on for you. And wanting some changes in your life, by looking at your own choices In order to make them.
And sometimes life situations just feel too much, your in that situation and feels like there's no way out from it, and you simply want to be heard.
I work with individuals experiencing challenging and sometimes life changing events and situations in their lives, such as Trauma, Anxiety, Depression,Addiction, relationship issues and much more.
I offer a safe, non judgmental and confidential space for you to explore any issues that you are finding difficult. Talking things through can help you understand your own world and enable you to decide whether you want to make any changes. I work from my own home in HOCKLIFFE.
WHAT TYPE OF THERAPY?
I am an integrative therapist, which simply means I draw upon a number of theories to help me gain a better understanding and knowledge of you, in the present and in the past. Enabling you to make sense of your past, your choices and your relationships could then help you to move forward in your life.
At our first meeting we will discuss what brought you to counselling, what you are hoping for and expectations from working together.
please e mail or call me, or a text if that's better for you, i look forward to hearing from you .
I provide short term and long term therapy and sessions are 1 hour. I offer day sessions and some evening time slots. I offer reduced rates for counselling students.
Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB LEVEL 2
CPCAB LEVEL 3
CPCAB LEVEL 4 Diploma Integrative Therapy
MIND ..... Bereavement and Loss Training Course
MIND....... Anxiety and Depression Course
MIND........Anger Management Course
MIND....... Borderline Personality Awareness Course
MIND........Trauma Training Course
Experience in drug and alcohol addiction, having worked as a one to one counsellor in a rehabilitation centre. And also in group therapy sessions.
3 years counselling for the charity MIND.
I am currently working as an associate for two national EAP providers.
I am committed to continued professional development.
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Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling we deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Person-centred therapy
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Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|