Thank you for stopping at my page; if you have come to this site you are presumably experiencing some difficulties in your life and are wondering if counselling might be helpful. I will try and give you a brief overview of who I am and what I offer. However, if this feels impersonal or you have specific queries please feel free to give me a ring for a brief, no obligation chat to give you the opportunity to assess whether you feel I am the right person to help.
My name is Maire (it’s Irish and pronounced “Moya”). Earlier in my life I worked in the theatrical profession as a dancer and actress, moving on to run a dance/stage school for 23 years and bringing up my own two children. Later circumstances stimulated my interest in relationships and people, leading me to train and qualify as a relationship counsellor and psychosexual therapist. In addition to couples counselling I work with individuals experiencing personal problems such as panic and anxiety, low self-esteem and confidence issues, depression and bereavement. I am aware of recent research into "Highly Sensitive People" and have a particular interest in this field with many of my clients falling into this category. I also work as a parenting consultant, giving help and support to parents and carers who are experiencing difficulties with their children.
Wherever possible I aim to offer an initial appointment within 3 days of initial enquiry. I work from my home in a small village between Bristol and Bath, approximately 9 miles from the Cathedral City of Wells in Somerset and I provide a flexible appointments system in order to meet individual needs, with no surcharge for evenings or weekends.
Training, qualifications & experience
I initially trained and qualified with Relate, working for them as a counsellor, psychosexual therapist and trainer for 10 years. During this time I worked extensively in schools and colleges throughout Bristol and Somerset delivering courses to students, teachers and parents. I have been in private practice since 2000 and am a regular contributor to local radio, speaking on issues surrounding parenting, relationships, communication etc.
- Cert CC (Relate)
- Diploma PST (Relate)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Miscarriage and pregnancy loss.
Parenting - all issues relating to parents/carers and children
Highly Sensitive People (HSPs)
£45 per hour session.
Telephone, email and extended sessions also available where appropriate, prices on request.
Please see my website/s for further information.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Flexible availability i.e. daytimes and early evenings. Occasional weekend appointments for ongoing clients or urgent enquiries.
Types of client