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About me

I have extensive clinical experience having worked with clients in a variety of different settings. At the moment I am teaching Psychology at the University and I offer online counselling in the evenings. I provide counselling and support to anyone who feels overwhelmed and is having a hard time. The goal is to help you reach self-understanding and encourage you to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations.

It is essential to keep in mind that therapy is not a magic pill or a quick fix: therapy is a healing process that requires participation and investment from you. In your sessions with me you will be offered empathy, a non-judgemental environment, warmth, unconditional positive regard and understanding. If you are dealing with anxiety, relationship issues, low mood, lack of purpose, bereavement, low self-esteem, I can help you. My aim is to help you become the best version of yourself.

I have expertise working with bereavement and loss. I have a special interest in working with women who have experienced pregnancy related issues such as a miscarriage or baby loss, or couples who experience infertility and have a hard time conceiving. I also offer seminars in stress management and mental skills training. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Maria-Christina is a BPS Chartered Psychologist, a registered EuroPsy Psychologist and a BACP registered counsellor. She studied in National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Maria-Christina holds an MSc in Counselling Psychology from Springfield College, USA and a PhD in Psychology from University of Birmingham, UK.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £40.00 to £50.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

50 pounds per hour

When I work

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Further information

All the work is currently undertaken on Zoom due to the current pandemic. My online consultation sessions help clients get support from the comfort of their home. Due to COVID I understand it might be challenging to get out and get help. But if you are struggling and you need to speak to someone contact me today and let me help you find the best in yourself.

Ormskirk, Lancashire, L40

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

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Additional languages

Italian

Greek

Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces
Skype
Zoom
Dr Maria-Christina Kosteli

Dr Maria-Christina Kosteli