Maria Hartshorn Counsellor MBACP

Maria Hartshorn Counsellor MBACP



07501 176307

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07501 176307

About me

Welcome to my page. My name is Maria and I am a person-centred counsellor. I provide weekly therapy sessions, either short or long term and I am based in Harold Wood and Harold Hill. I have an individualistic approach to therapy, placing you at the centre of the work. I work within an ethical framework which promotes wellbeing and safety. I believe that the connection between counsellor and client is imperative to the effectiveness of the therapeutic relationship.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a diploma qualification in person-centred therapeutic counselling. I am also registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). In addition, I have a background in domestic abuse and safeguarding. I have completed the following CPD courses to continue to inform my practice:

  • Advanced Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness.
  • Autism for Practitioners.
  • Mind Bluelight Mental Health Training.
  • Cancer Training - Breast Cancer, Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy and Lymphodema.
  • Suicidal Risk and Support
  • Mental Health Awareness

I have gained counselling experience in working with cancer survivors and patients, children and young people, drug and alcohol issues and self-harm. I am currently continuing my training to gain expertise in relational therapy.

I commit to fort-nightly supervision with a BACP accredited counsellor to ensure a safe and ethical standard of practice.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Face to face appointments

£40.00 - 50 minute session

£215.00- Block of six sessions (payable in advance)

I work flexibly to ensure that shift workers are able to enter therapy

Telephone counselling

£20.00 - 50 minute initial consultation

£30.00 - 50 minute telephone session

Payment is required 24 hours in advance of the day of your session, by BACS transfer (account details will be provided).

At least 24 hours notice is required for cancellations.

Further information

Contact - 07501 176307

Please see my website for other contact methods.

I hold an enhanced DBS certificate.

Maps & Directions

Hornchurch, RM12
Romford, RM3

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Appointments available Monday to Saturday 09:30 until 2100. Please contact me to discuss a schedule.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme