Maria Hodgson, BA(Hons) MBACP Registered Member, Counsellor
I am a qualified therapist, and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling Practitioners (BACP). I offer a warm and supportive space, and time, for you to explore, you.
Facing a difficult time in life can be extremely challenging, but can also leave you feeling isolated. This may mean that its difficult to connect with others. Or the effort to function, becomes just that, an effort. Feelings of loneliness, anxiety or depression can leave you feeling isolated. Relationship problems or bereavement may impact on your sense of self, and the need to talk to someone becomes an even greater need.
Only by connecting with yourself, can you truly understand what it all means. Working with a therapist can aid in rediscovering the joy that is, you.
Working with you, I aim to help you start that journey of rediscovery.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am fully qualified counsellor with a BA (Hons) in Integrative Counselling. I am a member of BACP and adhere to their strict code of ethics. I have regular supervision with a BACP accredited supervisor and I am committed to ongoing professional training as per the BACP guidelines, which can be viewed on their website www.bacp.co.uk.
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
I offer counselling appointments Monday - Saturday
Initial consultation fee - £30
£40 for a 50 minute session
Concessions are available for students and block bookings, please contact me to discuss further.