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Maria Heitman MBACP

Bournemouth, Dorset, BH6 4EH 07557878568 07557878568
Bournemouth, Dorset, BH6 4EH
07557878568 07557878568

About me

Maria Heitman MBACP

Therapies offered

Psychodynamic Counselling

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.
BA (Illustration.)

Member organisations


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

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.

Therapies offered

  • Psychodynamic therapy


£45 per 50 minute ongoing sessions.

Further information


Registered member of the BACP

98 Broadway

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Young people
Maria Heitman MBACP

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