Maria Kontos MBACP
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 with the loss of stillborn, premature babies, single and multiple pregnancy loss supporting them through their trauma. Supporting parents with babies that are 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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
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
Photos & videos
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-£80 (depending on location)
I provide Skype or Telephone sessions, a first initial session is required to be in person - 50 minutes £60
Concessions - some reduced fees are available to those on low income or counselling students
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client