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About me

Hi I'm Maria

My core model of therapy is Person-Centred Therapy, although I am an integrative Counsellor using techniques from other models including Transactional Analysis (TA), Gestalt and Play Therapy. The first session will include an assessment, the session time is sixty minutes. This is an informal meeting where we can look at how we can work together. This time will enable me to gather information and discuss your requirements. What you would like the outcome of counselling to be and your expectations. Any questions you may have about your therapy would be welcome.

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed a four-year diploma qualification in Humanistic Person Centred Counselling and became a member of the RMBACP (Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) the main governing body for Counselling & Psychotherapy in the UK. I work in an educational and private setting working with clients who suffer with Anxiety, Depression, Stress, bereavement, loss, PTSD and many other issues.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My Fees are £60 per 60 minute session for one client and £70 per couple. I offer concessionary rates for low income clients, trainee counsellors and people who would otherwise struggle to access counselling.

When I work

Counselling services are available from Mon - Saturday 10am - 8pm. Sessions only via appointment.

Unit 2, Office 5 Conqueror Court, Vellum Drive, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 5BH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

The office is based on the first floor of the building, disabled access is available via a lift.