Maria Edunsin, BSc (Hons) Counsellor & Psychotherapist, Registered (MBACP).
I am passionate about humanity, our mental health and psychological wellbeing. I have had the opportunity to work with children, youths and adults in various mental health sectors. I have overtime accumulated a wealth of experience and knowledge which birth the mental health initiative: Your Pinnacle is a representation of what I have acquired over my life’s journey through environmental structure and my experiences, which I want to share with everyone to enable them start the journey to their pinnacle.
I am grateful for the opportunities and experience I have gained by working with individuals both paid and voluntary, such as children, young adults and adults from different backgrounds. Developing different communication skills to interact with individuals according to their necessary needs and circumstances. Through this I have gained wider knowledge relating to active listening skills and responding in an appropriate manner as and when possible. While showing respect to both the individuals and the organisation involved I have disciplined myself according to all professional conduct relating to sensitive details and information as well as all policies and procedures linked to managing my career as a counsellor. These skills have guided me through my personal and professional development to provide outstanding service to clients and the general public.
I believe as individuals we should allow our personal growth to start from within. By doing so we can find the necessary coping mechanisms to flourish in our own individual ways. I am here to allow you to process and transition through your needs to attain your true self. By also working through your process to identify yourself and how you want your present and future to be, even if we can not change the past.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy- Professional Practice
- HNC- Level 4 Diploma - Health and Social Care
- Level 3 Diploma - Public Sector Professions
- CACHE Level 2 - Children and Young People’s Workforce
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am currently working on an international project in West Africa on Raising Awareness and promoting Mental Health issues, which is known as Your Pinnacle Global Initiative. This is a registered NGO (Charity No. 150923) and we are licensed to work under the professional body of Counselling Association of Nigeria (CASSON).
We aim to eradicate the stigma and challenges surrounding Mental Health and Therapy within the BAME both regionally and internationally.
We provide services for Mental, Emotional and psychological individuals locally and regionally via Video and Telephone Counselling.
For further information please visit our Facebook / Instagram page.
Concessions offered for
First initial introductory session is free.
Standard fee is £35 for 50mins
Student fee is £25
Concessions can be discussed in Introductory session.
I am offering Video/Telephone Counselling at the moment. Face to Face can be arranged for a later date due to National Lockdown.
Monday & Thursday 6pm-8pm
Saturday - 10am - 5pm
I currently work for with TOGMind & NHS as a School Counsellor/ Children & Young People’s Counsellor / Mental Health Practitioner working in both primary and secondary schools.
Alongside that I work evenings & weekends in my own Private Practice with the support of my supervisor.
I have trained in General Practice working with Adult patients and clients. I have worked in Mental Health in different settings and I have worked in different educational settings such as Primary Schools/ SEN Schools/ Youth Intervention Programs.
As I have gained different work experience in complex needs, mental health and healthcare sector. It has shaped my ability to work, interact and communicate in difficult situations based on my training in these fields. I believe those relevant trainings will continue and encourage my growth and progression both personally and professionally.
Here is a list of my experience within the last 10 years.
Professional Training & Work Experience:-
•Children & Young People’s Counsellor
•Mental Health Practitioner
• Counselling services- GP Surgery
• Mental health support worker
• Adult and elderly – Palliative and domiciliary care
• Complex needs and learning disability support worker (adult and children)
• Children and youth - Domiciliary care
• Healthcare assistant / Support worker
• Domiciliary care in nursing homes and residential care
• Special needs (Autism and Down's syndrome) support worker
• Spiritual Counsellor