Maria Curry MBACP Relationship Therapist (COUPLES, FAMILIES, INDIVIDUALS)
I am a qualified and experienced couples, family and individual relationship therapist working with all aspects of relationship difficulties. Is your relationship making you feel depressed and anxious? Are you in a cycle of arguments that you cannot escape? Is it difficult for you to talk about what is happening and this is making you feel depressed or anxious? Communication is often at the heart of relationship difficulties and coming to see a counsellor can often allow for a different kind of understanding which is more helpful and safe in a calm, non-judgemental environment.
As a relationship therapist I work with couples, families and individuals. My work focuses on the dynamics of the relationship in the present and for some clients it is useful to explore past relationships as this can be useful to understand the dynamics of relationships in the present in order to gain a greater understanding of how clients relate to themselves and others.
Taking the first step to contact a counsellor can feel daunting but in my experience it can change lives. I believe that counselling is a collaborative, explorative process that can be inspiring and enlightening and can have a huge impact on our relationships. My practice is based in Thame and Marlow which are easily accessible from High Wycombe, Aylesbury, Haddenham and Oxford.
I work both short term and long term and this will be led by the needs of the client.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc Psychology Degree (First Class)
Post Graduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy
MA in Relationship Therapy (Couples, Individuals, families)
IAPT (NHS) Couples Therapy for Depression
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and my work adheres to their ethical framework and guidelines..
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I believe relationship difficulties past and present can influence our feelings of well-being and prevent us from moving forward in our lives.
Given the space to explore our feelings in a non-judgemental and caring environment can be an opportunity for self-reflection and discovery.
In addition I am trained in couple therapy for depression - which is known to have a negative effect on couple relationships.
I offer an initial telephone consultation which is free of charge.
Thereafter I charge £65 per hour .
I also work with NHS referrals involving couple relationships with depression.