Maria Bianchi, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist
I am a registered Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Counsellor. I offer Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Counselling to Adults, Adolescents and Couples from my office in Ashfield by Dunblane, Stirlingshire.
I provide a safe and confidential space to allow you to discuss and consider whatever issues that may be on your mind. I also offer Walk and Talk sessions for the above services as the directness of sitting face to face in therapy can be intense for some clients and my office provides access to beautiful countryside to undertake this in.
I believe that all situations are unique to you and therefore treated as such. The connection and collaboration within the therapeutic relationship can be as powerful for change as the work that gets done in each session.
One of my strongest skills is helping you to feel comfortable sharing experiences or thoughts that you may have never talked about before.
Some of the areas I work with include:
Anxiety / Depression / Substance Misuse / Gambling / Work Related Stress / Exam Stress / Self Esteem / Trauma and Abuse / Couples and Relationship / Phobias / Loss and Bereavement
Please do get in touch to discuss your individual situation.
I can offer flexible appointments, including early morning, evening and Saturday mornings.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Groupwork
COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate
ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Mental Health First Aid
I have experience in the voluntary sector, education and private practice. I have a specialist interest in substance misuse.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
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It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 per session ( 50 minutes ) - individual
£75 per session ( 50 minutes ) - Couples
Concessions offered for
Available 7am - 7pm Mon to Fri and 7am to 12noon Saturday
Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Member
COSCA Practitioner Member
I obide by the Ethics of COSCA and BABCP and I have regular supervision to allow best practice.