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Maria Crossley BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy, MBACP

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG2
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About me

Hello, I am glad that you are reaching out for support. This may feel quite scary reaching out for the first time or you may have had therapy before and looking into further counselling, which still may feel scary...We all have times when life may feel too much, or maybe feeling overwhelmed, or feeling stuck or maybe repeating unhealthy patterns of behaviour? I will hopefully make the experience as comfortable as possible for you.

I am a Counsellor and Psychotherapist with many years experience. My core training is within a Humanistic and Integrative approach. I believe that not one single approach can hold the answer, we have our own histories, experiences and as a therapist although I do not have the answers, within our sessions I will offer a safe space for you to find your way. Within our relationship, I will be integrating the whole of the person/body/spirit to enable space for growth, understanding and healing.

Finding a therapist who you feel comfortable with, finding the correct 'fit' is important for the work ahead. I offer a free 15 minutes 'hello' zoom/phone call - to see if I am the correct therapist for you.  This could be the start of an immensely liberating journey!

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over 30 years working front line within statutory organisations, such as a Recovery worker/substance misuse (NHS and the Criminal Justice System), a Multi-Systemic Family Therapist (City Council) and a Mental Health Advisor within a University. I gained my BSc (Counselling & Psychotherapist 2015) at The Sherwood Psychotherapy Institute, as I felt at times I needed to understand further how to work with those with distress and enable to offer hope, empowerment and long term change.

I have worked as part of a multi-disciplinary team's including psychiatrists, psychologists and educators. I have experience of working with those with enduring mental health and substance misuse problems (duel diagnosis), complex trauma issues and families in need. With this breath of knowledge and understanding of the complexities of life enables me to use the most appropriate approach to reflect the diversity I work with.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

From £45.00 to £57.00

Additional information

I offer a free 15 minutes 'hello' video session to see if you want to work with me and for you to ask questions you have. If you feel comfortable working with me we can then book in for your first session. This will be the start of the assessment where I will be getting to know you, to find out what your goals are and gather some baseline information. 

My sessions are

£45 for 50 minutes video 

£57 for face to face, this is to cover the room hire

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I can be quite flexible, but generally mornings and evenings. 

Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked
Wheelchair user access

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.

For face to face sessions the rooms are wheelchair user accessible. https://palmer-house.co.uk/

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Microsoft Spaces
Whatsapp

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Maria Crossley BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy, MBACP

Maria Crossley BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy, MBACP