Maria Barletta

London, Greater London, WC1E
London, Greater London, WC1E

About me

My approach combines talking therapy, life coaching, hypnosis, NLP, CBT and psycho-education. I am trained in Integrative Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, Life Coaching and NLP.

​I know that you are looking for help because you have a problem that is causing you pain. There are many reasons why clients come to therapy or life coaching and one thing is always true: you are suffering in one way or another and you want to put a stop to the pain so that you can continue living your life. You want to change "something" about yourself or your life and you don't know what that is or if you do, you may not know how to change it.

I believe that you are already whole and that you have strengths (internal resources) that are within you. You are just not able to access them yet, which is why you are looking for help.

​I offer you a caring and safe space for you to explore your challenges without fear of being judged.

In my day to day helping activities, I draw on a wide range of helping modalities to facilitate change in my clients, offering a safe space to explore the issues that they bring to therapy. I believe that clients have all the resources they need to bring about clarity and healing. I compare my role to that of a midwife, helping clients to restore the connection to their inner thoughts and emotions, giving birth to a new way of being. Trained in the Integrative approach to counselling, I bring the wisdom of different schools of thought to the sessions, acknowledging that each client is unique. I believe that the “magic” of therapy is found in the safe space of the sessions and in the quality of the relationship between the therapist and the client.

I am a member of:

British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) - Individual member working towards registration and accreditation.

National Hypnotherapy Society (MHS)

​British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH) - Full Member

CIMSPA - The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer)

If you want to contact me to discuss working with me, you can send me an e-mail. At the moment, I am only working online. Please do send me an e-mail or contact me via this website and I will  respond within 48 hours. We can then arrange to have  a brief phone conversation.

So what happens in the first session?

Depending on the service you choose, the first session will be different.

I will ask you some important questions about your present situation: what is the problem that brings you to therapy? What is causing you pain?  We will discuss your circumstances. We will then explore what you want to achieve, what you would like to get from our sessions together and we will create some desired outcomes. You will be able to ask me questions and we will draw a contract together.

​Please visit my website for more information: mariabarletta.co.uk

Why I am not on Social Media?

My views on Social Media: I am not a fan of social media for many reasons so you won't find me on Facebook or Twitter. I do have an account for my professional contacts that I do not share with my clients and another for my clients on Instagram although you will not find much there at the moment as it is work in progress!!.

Training, qualifications & experience

My Training

  • 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
  • Diploma in Transformational Coaching
  • I am also a CIMSPA registered Personal Trainer - Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training

The modalities I work with:

  • Life Coaching for Personal Transformation (with a Holistic Approach to Personal Development)
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy (behavioural and analytical)
  • Hypno-Psychotherapy
  • Inner Child work
  • Integrative Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Coaching
  • Health Coaching and Wellbeing
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)

I started my journey into the helping professions training and eventually qualifying as a Transformational Life Coach, NLP Practitioner and Clinical Hypnotherapist before I decided to further my training as an Integrative Counsellor. Through personal experiences, I have developed a deep understanding of experiences of bullying, victimisation, abuse in personal relationships, lack of self-esteem and issues with body image. Living in different countries has also provided me with the experience of living in and adjusting to a different culture and, helped me to understand issues associated with loneliness, isolation, discrimination, and cultural estrangement.

I work helping clients specialising in three areas:

  1. Anxiety (General Anxiety Disorder, Panic Attacks, Phobias, other types of Anxiety Problems)
  2. Weight Management: I work with clients who want to reduce their excess weight for health and wellbeing purposes.
  3. Love and relationships: I work with clients who have problems in the area of romantic relationships and who also experience challenging work situations such as bullying, harassment and victimisation.

I offer a compassionate service to my clients where inclusivity and diversity are central to my practice values.

​I am registered with:

  • The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) - Individual member
  • ​The ​National Hypnotherapy Society (MHS)
  • The British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH) - Full Member
  • CIMSPA (As a Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer)

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Weight Management

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

£60-100

Further information

I offer online sessions and face to face in Central and North London. I offer sessions in English and Spanish.

London
Greater London
WC1E

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Spanish

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Online sessions: we can discuss your needs / Face to Face - Please do contact me to discuss your needs

Availability

I work online. You can contact me and we can discuss availability.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Employee Assistance Programme

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Maria Barletta

Maria Barletta