Maria Lyutova - MBACP (Accred), MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy
There are times in life when we might feel down or depressed; when something traumatic happens and we feel we are unable to get through it alone; when certain problems prevent us from moving ahead in life, making us feel stuck or trapped; when we feel lost and confused; or simply when something just does not seem right… and we want to reach out for help.
I offer a safe and confidential space where together we can explore your difficulties and help you get a deeper understanding of your inner self.
In my approach I concentrate on both the past and the present: on how our past and unconscious feelings influence our current thinking and behaviour. I believe in the uniqueness of every individual, with their own life experiences that shaped them into the person they are. I also believe in the importance of creating a trusting and supportive therapeutic relationship where you can feel safe to share and explore whatever is worrying you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP Accredited counsellor/psychotherapist. I have worked within various therapeutic settings and have more than two years’ experience of working with addictions. I work with individuals and provide counselling and psychotherapy for a wide range of issues on both short-term and long-term bases.
MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Roehampton).
PGDip Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Roehampton).
Introduction to counselling (Open University).
BSc (Hons) Psychology (University of Westminster).
Working with trauma
Issues of identity
Phototherapy (Using creativity and non-verbal forms of communication to express emotions)
Psychodynamic assessment training
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£55 for a 50 minute session (some concessions are available)
I also offer counselling in Russian language