Maria Barletta - MBACP Integrative Counsellor and Clinical Hypnotherapist
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP practitioner and Life Coach for Personal Development.
I offer remote, online counselling and psychotherapy, short-term and long-term.
I help people who struggle with anxiety (GAD), panic attacks, social anxiety, phobias, stress, low mood, depression, lack of self-esteem, relationship problems, chronic aloneness, difficult life changes, bereavement, recovery from abuse, bullying at work, life transitions, and distress or crisis of a spiritual nature.
My clients are at the centre of my work. I offer a compassionate, non-judgmental, and confidential service to my clients, where inclusivity and diversity are central to my practice values.
My clients usually come to me when they lack clarity about the meaning and purpose of their experiences; when they are at a crossroads; when they are overwhelmed and in distress; unsatisfied with life; feel lost and confused; feel out of control; sense that "there is more" to life than just struggling and surviving; in pain because they are involved in a toxic relationship; when they have a "pattern" and want to change the outcome this time around.
I can help you if:
You are in pain or distress and need someone to talk to, who listens to you with an open mind, without judging you or giving you advice.
You suffer from anxiety, panic attacks and are looking for someone to help you understand and manage the problem.
You are struggling with a problem that keeps coming back and you don't understand why or what you are doing wrong.
You are aware that something has to change in your life but you don't know what or how to change it.
Although you long for a partner that is safe and reliable with whom you can share your life, you have a history of dysfunctional romantic relationships and you feel that "love is not for you." This makes you feel sad, alone, and unfulfilled, having a negative impact not only in the area of love but in other areas of your life.
You have a history of experiencing bullying or mobbing at work or in other social contexts and you want to understand why this is happening to you.
You are going through a crisis of a spiritual nature (known as a spiritual emergence or emergency), involving distressing emotions and experiences, and need someone to talk to who can understand the spiritual nature of your pain/experiences.
Any of the above may involve the following: anxiety, depression, low mood, stress, abusive or toxic interpersonal relationships, trauma and PTSD.
I have a strong interest in the dynamics of interpersonal relationships including romantic relationships.
Over the years, I have developed a deep understanding of experiences that involve the following patterns: getting involved in unhealthy relationships; attracting abusive or narcissistic partners; experiencing "chronic" singlehood in spite of deeply desiring to be in a relationship; experiencing bullying in social or work contexts; perceiving oneself as lacking self-esteem, self-worth or self-confidence.
I started my journey as a therapist working with clients as a Life Coach and Hypnotherapist. I then decided to further my training as an Integrative Counsellor. I have travelled widely and lived in different countries. Living in different countries has also provided me with a strong understanding of the experience of living in and adjusting to a different culture and issues associated with discrimination, loneliness, isolation, and cultural estrangement.
I can help you by giving you the support and encouragement you need. My aim is to support you to find clarity and feel empowered to make the changes you wish.
I can guide you through the process of transformation, step by step, and with my help, you will feel supported and encouraged to find the internal resources and create the structures that you need in your life so that you can overcome the pain, distress or challenge that you are experiencing and break the cycle of the pattern that is holding you back.
If you are ready to make the leap, send me an e-mail to arrange for a free phone consultation.
To book a session, send me an email to arrange a phone consultation. During the consultation, I will listen to your story, and together, we will work out what is the best approach for you.
We will arrange a date and a way of working that suits both of us.
Once we agree to work together, I will send you an agreement and the details for payment. Once all this is completed, all you have to do is to attend the session with an open mind and a desire to make some changes!
In the first session, I will make a more thorough assessment of your present situation and we will discuss what outcomes you would like to get from the sessions.
Generally, clients accept to commit to six sessions. In the fourth or fifth session, we can review our work together and re-contract as necessary.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am qualified in three therapeutic modalities: counselling, hypnotherapy and life coaching.
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Advanced Hypno-psychotherapy and Counselling
- Diploma in Integrative Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy
- PG Cert in Clinical Hypnosis (Dip. in Clinical Hypnotherapy)
- Diploma in Transformational Coaching
- I am also a CIMSPA registered Personal Trainer - Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training
Approaches I work with:
- Integrative Counselling
- Psychodynamic and CBT Principles
- Clinical Hypnotherapy (behavioural and analytical)
- Hypno-analysis and Inner Child work
- Life Coaching for Personal Development (with a holistic approach to Personal Development)
- Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Coaching
- Health Coaching and Coaching for Wellbeing
- Transactional Analysis
- Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)
I am a member of:
- The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) - Registered Member (MBACP) -
- The Hypnotherapy Society (MHS) - Member
- The British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH) - Full Member
- CIMSPA (As a Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer) - Member
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Session £70 (50 minutes per session)
Concessions offered for
I work online. You can contact me and we can discuss availability.
I offer online sessions and face to face in Central and North London. I offer sessions in English and Spanish.