Maria Kontos MBACP
I am accepting new clients, providing Skype and phone sessions at this time in lockdown. During these difficult times depending on your circumstances I am offering a discount for new clients that are in need of counselling but are struggling financially to commit.
I am offering all NHS front line workers that have been affected by Covid-19 3 free Skype or phone counselling sessions.
I am here to help you explore your distressing feelings and create positive change in your life. I provide a safe, confidential, non judgmental environment to work through any difficulties you may be experiencing that aims to help you feel heard, acknowledged and understood. Guiding you with empathy and compassion to provide you with the insights you need to help explore your emotions.
My training and practice is an integrative and relational approach to counselling and psychotherapy. I work by tailoring each session to suit each clients needs, introducing various modalities to work with as we all bring something different. Working at your pace we can find a way forward so that you can lead a more satisfying and fulfilling life.
I have experience working in a secondary school for Place2be providing a safe place and support for young people. In a GP setting, working with clients presenting a variety of issues.
I have a special interest in working with people who have experienced pregnancy loss, stillborn, premature babies, single and multiple pregnancy loss supporting them through their trauma. Supporting parents experiencing infertility. Supporting parents during their baby’s time in NICU.
I feel that no parent should ever lose a child at any age but unfortunately sadly it happens too often. A parents grief for their child never ends it continues with them on their journey in life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (a BACP accredited qualification) from CPPD Counselling School, qualified March 2018. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists and practice in accordance with their ethical framework.
- Advanced Diploma Humanistic Integrative Counselling
- Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
- Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
- Place2Be Training Working with Young People
- The Foundation for Infant Loss Accredited Member
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Bereavement, Grief and Loss
Loss of a baby during pregnancy, premature or in NICU
Loss of one baby or more in multiple birth pregnancies
Parents with babies in NICU
Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
Loss of a child
Seeking out counselling takes courage, therefore I provide a free 15 minute telephone consultation prior to progressing to sessions.
Individual once weekly sessions- 50 mins £60
I provide Skype or Telephone sessions -50 minutes £60
Concessions - some reduced fees are available to those on low income or counselling students