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About me

If you are experiencing emotional pain, anxiety or going through a difficult period, finding a counsellor to talk to could be a turning point. I offer a safe, confidential, non-judgmental space for you to explore whatever may be troubling you.

Coming to therapy can feel daunting at first, and it is important to find a practitioner you feel comfortable with. If you'd like to meet to discuss whether counselling could help, please be in touch for an initial free consultation of 30min.

I am a caring, open minded, empathetic and honest person who has a passion for helping others in overcoming emotional difficulties. I hope to connect with my clients on a personal level; I don't hide behind a professional facade and I am not, in general, silent.

My approach to therapy is humanistic, this means I work to build a therapeutic relationship with my clients, in which we can think together about their feelings and experiences and the relationships in their lives, both now and in the past.

Training, qualifications & experience

I begin my counselling studies at Birkbeck University and completed my training at Middlesex University, where I graduated as Person-Centred Counsellor; prior to this, I have completed a MA in Social Work in Spain.

I am a registered member of the BACP – (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) which is the largest professional body in its field in the UK. It ensures all its members are appropriately trained, qualified and adhere to their strict code of ethics for practitioners.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am experienced in working with NHS and front-line workers delivering psychological support to those who are or have been affected by The COVID-19 Pandemic; for this, I have undergone comprehensive training on COVID-19 anxiety-related issues, including the effects of lockdown.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Intercultural Therapy

Fees

From £40.00 to £50.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

The fee is £40 for online sessions and £50 for face to face

For students and those on Lower Income, I also offer further discounted sessions, Please contact me for more information.

Payment to be made by bank transfer before the session or at the end.
 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Please send me an email to set up a free initial tel conversation to talk about how counselling can help you; if you are happy to continue, we can arrange a suitable time for weekly sessions

Further information

I adhere to a strict code of confidentiality with all communications.

Type of session

Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults

Key details

Languages offered

Spanish

Maria Hernandez, Spanish speaker Counsellor (MBACP)

Maria Hernandez, Spanish speaker Counsellor (MBACP)