Maria Edunsin Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

BSc (Hons) Counsellor & Psychotherapist, Registered (MBACP)

About me

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

  • PG Cert: Primary Mental Health Care (A pathway of the Advanced Practice Interventions for Mental Health (APIMH) programme), NHS - IAPT Initiative.  (Ongoing) 
  • 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

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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 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.

Fees

From £25.00 to £35.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

First initial introductory session is free - (15mins) 

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.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Mondays to Fridays - 6pm-8pm

Saturdays - 10am - 2pm

Further information

I currently work for TOGMind & NHS as a Trainee Psychological Well-being Practitioner through my Postgraduate Certificate at The University of Manchester. 

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 over the last 10 years.

Professional Training & Work Experience:-

•Trainee Psychological Well-being Practitioner
•Children & Young People’s Counsellor
•Mental Health Practitioner
•School Counsellor
• 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

Hyde, Greater Manchester, SK14

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Additional languages

Yoruba (Nigerian language)

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Social