Maria Oliveira MBACP
84 College Road
Welcome to my counselling directory page. My name is Maria and I am a qualified integrative counsellor. Meaning that I work with an amalgam of theories that I can apply to each client as my clients often come with complex range of issues I work with what theory/theories that may be appropriate for them on an individual level. I consider myself a warm person and open-minded counsellor, who places much focus on the working relationship between client and therapist. To unravel all of the layers of a personality I think it is important to establish trust in the partnership before moving on to deeper exploration of a client. I like my client to feel that I am with them, sat by their side, in order to achieve a non-judgmental environmental for them to open up. I also put focus on the client leading the session to suit their needs, as I understand that they will have the best knowledge about themselves and who they would like to become as a happy and whole human being.
I am also a NLP life coaching which I can integrate into the counselling work if the clients expresses that they would like to set goals and be guided towards reaching them. This work can be very helpful for people that are making big life changes for example in their career or branching out for personal reasons.
Futhermore, I am bilingual, I speak two languages Portuguese and English. My training was in secondary schools and addiction and therefore feel that I have specific expertise in these areas.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 4 diploma in Therapeutic Integrative Counselling
Personal Performance Diploma in Coaching(distinction)
NLP introduction course (Neurological Linguistic Programme)
CRI Certificate / Training in Safeguarding & Boundaries
Drug & Alcohol Awareness
Harm Minimisation & Safer Injecting
Domestic violence training with The Separation And Reunion Forum
2 day event on basic life coaching(certificate)
Bereavement Training with St.Christopher's (certificate)
6 week training in mindfulness
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My initial training has been with adolescents (group support as well as 'one to one' therapy)
as well as with adults in addiction,further to that I have work with ; general anxiety, depression, bereavement, attachments ,domestic violence, childhood trauma, stress , relationships, low self-esteem.
I been working in schools with under 18s, with parental issues as well as children issues; sometimes the challenges of being a parent is demanding in our society and can create various issues to both parents and children.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
£50.00 for a one to one 50 minute session
reduce price for 10 sessions or more, assessments are @35.00
special prices for people on low income
I am at the present setting up a project call "A second Home"this is a projec to work with the community for the community,Second Home first step is "building Bonds" a 6-10 weeks workshops to work with young people ,parents and carers ,this is to promote the emotional Wellbeing and Developing the quality of the relationship between parents/carers and their own children, at such a fragile time of the Development of Self.
Support group therapy for women or young people also available.
I am a member of (BACP) British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
I am fully insured via Holistic Services to work professionally and ethically.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
evenings ,thursdays afternoons and saturdays but other days available depend on the clients needs
Types of client