About me

Choosing counselling for yourself I know can be a daunting and challenging process, but it can also be a liberating journey, allowing yourself an allotted time to focus on you, to talk and work through whatever is going on in your life. Whether that be anxiety, depression, work or school related stress, relationship issues, sexual identity, a mental health diagnosis, or just the enjoyment of remaining mentally healthy.

I hold the belief in my practice that we all have what we need to overcome our inner struggles, but may need help to access those skills and see the connections which were lost or jumbled in our unconscious, to “untangle the ball of yarn” as it were. Counselling offers the support of an impartial, empathic, congruent, supportive (while gently challenging) ear, without fears of judgment or that what you speak about will be repeated without your knowledge. Your confidentiality is key in the counselling relationship.

I work under the umbrella of BCS Counselling Service based in South Wales which is an ethical integrative organisation with the goal of providing accessible face to face, online and telephone psychotherapy and counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Humanistic Person Centred Counselling Practices and am currently study Trauma Therapy 

I’m a person centred therapist and obtained a Bachelors Degree at Nottingham University during which I had 4 years’ experience in Play Therapy. I went on to co-run an art therapy group during a years’ experience of an Art Psychotherapy MA. I am currently studying trauma therapy to better understand and support those I work with. Recently, I volunteered with YMCA Release Counselling with adults. Additionally, I have worked as a mental health support worker predominantly with Schizophrenics. I’m also an individual BACP member and uphold their ethical guidelines.

I work with young people and adults with a range of issues such as; anxiety which is a major theme for multiple clients, depression or feeling sad, trauma, BPD, bipolar, drug & alcohol use, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, bereavement, relationship & sexual issues, LGBQ (bi-sexual allied), family dynamics, bi-racial, bullying, school exam stresses, work stress, low self-esteem, general wellbeing and more below.

It's important that you feel you have chosen the right person for you so please feel free to ask me any questions you may have around how I work and the counselling process. 

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.

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Fees

£40.00 per session

Additional information

If you cannot get hold of me via the mobile number please either call the office landline, leave a voicemail or preferably email and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

Personal website:

https://www.mariahowelltherapy.com 

Barry
Vale of Glamorgan
CF63

8 Brandreth Road
London
SW17 8ER

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Organisations

Online platforms

Zoom

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