Maria Pinter - Bereavement & general counselling MBACP, Dip. Couns. BSc (Psych)
Although loss and bereavement are part of all of our lives, the experience of grief at times can affect our mental well-being and the way we are able to get on with everyday life. It can impact on us very differently and may become more challenging at times of anniversaries or when experiencing a new bereavement.
When you feel overwhelmed and confused by your feelings, it can be very helpful to reach out to someone who is ready to listen and support you. Through my bereavement work with specialised organisations and my own personal experiences of bereavement I came to value this part of the therapeutic process. I also work with a variety of problems people bring to therapy, difficulties with relationship, anxiety, depression and trauma.
The therapeutic process can help you to understand your feelings and build inner and outer resources to cope, while developing a better relationship with yourself and others. This way you can explore what’s important for you, integrate your feelings and live a freer life.
My integrated model is relational and psychodynamic that builds on attachment theory, neuroscience and body psychotherapy.
I see my clients in the heart of Herne Hill and Brixton in a friendly, comfortable and confidential setting. I work with individuals on a short or long-term basis, one-to-one and online.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications: MA/Adv Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (completing summer 2021), Diploma in Integrative Counselling, Psychology BSc, Diploma in Higher Education, Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing
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
Sessions last for 50 minutes at an agreed time weekly. My usual fee is £60-£90. I can offer discount depending on individual circumstances.
The first session also lasts for 50 minutes and will be charged at £50.
I offer day time appointments throughout the week and evening appointments on Mondays and Thursdays.
Meeting for the first time – in person or online – gives us an opportunity to get to know each other and discover if it is possible to feel safe and build trust between us in order to address your difficulties and vulnerabilities.
It will give you an opportunity to ask questions and understand what your therapy might entail. I will be interested to hear what brought you to therapy and what changes you would like to make.
If we decide to work together, we will agree the fee and timing for our sessions.