Maria Lonergan

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Walton On Thames, Surrey, KT12 1DJ
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Looking for a counsellor and deciding on who to choose can be quite daunting and may feel overwhelming.

I have over 12 years experience running a counselling practice based in Walton on Thames. I provides a safe, supportive and confidential environment in which to explore issues that affect your quality of life. It could be that you have been struggling for some time and have now decided the time is right for you to make changes. You may have come to a cross roads and are not sure which direction to turn to.


I provide 1-1 counselling to individuals aged 18+. I am experienced in working with a number of issues including toxic relationships (particularly narcissism) depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, trauma, bereavement and loss (of any kind), lack of confidence, redundancy, relationship issues, divorce and separation, family issues, substance misuse (drug and alcohol) and many more.

I am a fully qualified Integrative Humanistic Counsellor with in excess of 10,000 client hours. I use various therapeutic methods and approaches that will best support you and assist you in working through your issue. I also incorporate elements of CBT within my approach where necessary. My practice is conveniently based in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, near the borders of Weybridge, Cobham, Esher, Shepperton, Sunbury-on-Thames and Hersham. I work with individuals on a one-to-one basis, both short and long term depending on your needs.

I have particular experience working with survivors of sexual abuse both past and present and client's experiencing relationship difficulties. I work with complex issues at a deeper level allowing you to explore life events that you may find difficult to address. I have experience with working with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID).

Many clients find that it doesn't take too long before the benefits of counselling begin to ripple through their daily life. Client's tell me that just talking things through helps them to see their situation much clearer and they begin to naturally feel stronger and gain more clarity and understanding in making decisions that are right for them.

Changes can be brought about when we face our fears, identify feelings and ways of thinking, see problems in a different light and become aware of patterns that do not serve us.

I often suggest that clients book an initial getting-to-know-each-other appointment with absolutely no obligation to continue. It is important to me that you feel comfortable before embarking on further sessions. This initial session will last approximately 50 minutes.

After our initial consultation, we can then decide whether or not you wish to continue, the standard procedure is to meet once a week at a time that suits you. Each session lasts 50 minutes and appointments are available most weekdays.

For further details, please click on my website link above. If you have any questions, please feel free to either call or email me and I will reply as soon as possible.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a degree in Integrative Humanistic counselling incorporating approaches such as Person-Centred, Gestalt and Existential. I also incorporate CBT within my Practice as and when it may be necessary. I have had experience working within the NHS and also with SADAS, an organisation working purely with substance misuse (drug and alcohol) and Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre in Guildford seeing clients on a 1-1 basis.

In order to increase my knowledge and understanding I regularly attend Continual Professional Development workshops and lectures. The following are just a few I have attended:

Working with Dissociative Identity Disorder (C Sanderson)
Issues of Attachment, lectured by Sir Richard Bowlby
Working with Traumatic Bonding and Boundaries (C Sanderson)
Safeguarding Children and Young People
Working with substance misuse (drug and alcohol)
Certification in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I specialise in supporting those in toxic and abusive relationships along with physical, sexual and emotional abuse. I also specialise in supporting clients in understanding narcissism and narcissistic behaviour.

My work is professionally supervised and I adhere to ethical guidelines as set out by the NCS. I hold Professional Liability Insurance. I believe in continuing education and attend courses on a regular basis.

Fees

£70.00 - £75.00

Additional information

My fees:

Monday-Friday between 9am-5pm £70 for 50 minutes

Evening appointments after 5pm  £75 for 50 minutes

Concessions are available for up to 6 sessions between 9am-4pm. I have limited availability for reduced rate if you are on a low income. Please enquire when contacting me.

When I work

Monday to Friday 9-7

Further information

My practice is conveniently located in Walton-on-Thames on the High Street where there is ample parking available.


Please visit my Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Maria-Lonergan-counselling/238473889606850

67a High Street, Walton On Thames, Surrey, KT12 1DJ

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Please note there are stairs leading up to my practice room

Online platforms

FaceTime
Skype
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Zoom

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Maria Lonergan
Maria Lonergan