About me

My name is Maria. I am very passionate about counselling. I have been on a long journey myself having therapy to help, learn about myself and teach myself how to grow. I am a humanistic, person centred counsellor. I became a counsellor because I don’t want anyone suffering in silence or alone. I believe that talking is medicine. I believe in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship. Walking alongside my clients. I would be a therapist to meet you counselling related needs for empathy, understanding, support, guidance, unburdening and healing.

Life situations can make us feel lost and alone. And make everyday simple task hard to do. No motivation, loss of confidence and self esteem. Every day life can be a struggle. Having someone you can trust in a safe and comfortable environment can really help, to talk through our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Helping with the here and now. Or exploring the past, can help us move forward and clear the fog and chatter that builds in our heads.
I would very much like to offer you empathy, unconditional positive regard in a safe, confidential space. I have knowledge of different theories, which will allow you to talk or explore anything you would like.
life experiences are hard to deal with sometimes, I believe that this blocks our growth. I would like very much to help unblock some of these with you, and to help towards making you feel empowered again. Or perhaps for the first time.
counselling is a very personal and individual process. The way in which we would work together will be centred around you. I like to be guided by my client.


I have been doing my own therapy with horses and have learnt so much around animals helping in the therapy healing process. Learning about myself and how I work emotionally, mentally and physically is one of the greatest journeys I started.

I offer 1 hour sessions, I’m a member of BACP. DBS checked. And have experience working adults young people and children.

I work Monday to Saturday With a few evening appointments available.. I am flexible and understand how tricky it is to get a time that’s fits with everybody’s situation.

I work from a lovely quite and private room on the Noth Devon and Cornwall boarder.

Training, qualifications & experience

Levels 1,2, and 3 in counselling and Psychotherapy.
Level 4 Professional diploma in counselling and Psychotherapy.
Professional Diploma:NCS Advanced Specialist Course- Children and Young People.
I have been trained as as a humanistic Person-Centered counsellor. I have a very gentle approach.

I have volunteered at Bideford college working with young people.

Volunteered at Hartland surgery, working with adults.

Currently volunteer At clarity; Mental Health Charity.
Where I work with adults. I also help raise money for mental health awareness with clarity.
I have been trained to work in groups. And I currently do group work. Group work can be very rewarding and a great experience. For both counsellor and client.

I have experience in Phone Therapy and zoom.

I have a wide range of experience and enjoy very working with adults, children and Young People alike.

I am currently in training to teach counselling. I will be looking to start teaching myself next year.

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.

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Fees

£40 per session.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Ciseley
Woodford
Bude
Cornwall
EX23 9JD

Bideford
Devon
EX39

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

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

Availability

I am some available sessions on Wednesdays. Some evenings and some Saturdays.

I can offer phone therapy. Zoom therapy, as well as face to face.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Maria Julian

Maria Julian