Maria Heitman MBACP
Maria Heitman MBACP
About Myself and Psychodynamic counselling
Sometimes in life, experiences happen to us which are difficult to process. These past experiences can sometimes affect us now in our lives and also in the relationships with ourselves and others.
The idea of Psychodynamic counselling is to talk and explore your thoughts and feelings together in a safe space. This helps to gain insight, knowledge and understanding into what is going on for you at a deeper less conscious level.
Your ongoing counselling with myself will take place once weekly at the same time each week. The first step is to speak together on the telephone or email to arrange a time for us to meet for an initial consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced and fully qualified Psychodynamic counsellor and hold registered membership with the BACP.
I began my training whilst working for a charity which provided open ended counselling with adults. This experience extended to then working with youths aged 14 years and above. This often involved working with the client on more of a short term basis.
I have worked with people experiencing a range of issues such as
anxiety, low mood, trauma, adoption, abuse, anger, suicidal thoughts and issues around eating.
BACP/WPF Accredited Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.
BACP – Accredited WPF Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling Theory and Skills.
Certificate in Assessment training -Alton Counselling service.
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
£45 per 50 minute ongoing sessions.
Registered member of the BACP