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 fifty 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 MBACP (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 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

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Other therapies
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic

Fees

Additional information

My Fees are £45 per hour for one client and £65 per couple. I offer concessionary rates for low income clients, trainee counsellors and people who would otherwise struggle to access counselling.

Availability

Counselling services are available from Mon - Saturday 8am - 7pm. 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.

Maria Priddey

Maria Priddey