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About me

Past traumas haunt us, while the unpredictable future worries us - living in the present becomes increasingly more difficult. The constant that we can rely on is change. As a counsellor, my aim is to help you take control of the change that you want to make, to claim the life you want for yourself, to find your meaning in your life and live it as fully as possible.

I am trained as a Humanistic Integrative practitioner with an influence of Existential/Stoic Philosophy which allows me to tailor a therapeutic approach unique to the individual's requirements.

Training, qualifications & experience

I specialise in complex trauma and some of the issues I work with include:

anxiety and depression; self-esteem and low self-worth; shame; identity issues; self-harm and suicidal ideation; existential crisis; interpersonal issues; loss, grief and bereavement; addictions; emotional, physical and sexual abuse; Personality Disorders; PTSD; Dissociation and DID; OCD.

My experience includes counselling within the community for the NHS dealing with common mental health problems and offender care services dealing with complex trauma

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

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer face to face, telephone or video sessions at £50.

I also offer concession rates.


I can be flexible with my availability

Further information

Some of the frameworks/approaches I work with include Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Person Centred, CBT, DBT, STAIR and Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD.


Type of session

In person
Maria Kalinina - MBACP

Maria Kalinina - MBACP