I am Maria at Regis Counselling Service. I have gained a degree in counselling that allows me to work with my clients in different models, as and when required by my client’s.
I am an integrative practitioner, by this it is meant that when working with clients, it is important that I am aware that different approaches to counselling will work different for different clients at different times.
It is therefore part of my practice to clarify with my clients what has been helpful, and what has not been so helpful.
As we work in a collaborative working relationship, we would discuss your reasons for coming to counselling, and with an agreed plan work towards your goals.
I am able to work with the following:
- Low self esteem
- Alcohol/substance misuse
Training, qualifications & experience
- My Counselling B.S.c degree, is an accredited course by the B.A.C.P.
- I am now working towards my personal accreditation from the B.A.C.P.
- I have attended continuous professional development courses through out year.
My years of working with children in a different therapy, has aided me to enhance my ability in working with children.
My work with children is mainly through counselling, I am able to offer Play and Art Therapy, either as individuals or in a group setting, as a low-key therapy form of exploration that can be used to enhance the therapy, if needed, or when verbalizing becomes difficult through exploration.
When working with groups, it is crucial to have an entrance criteria with groups. The importance here, is to have individuals that have symptoms that are comparable to one another.
This is key to group work, as the sharing of how an individual copes, or explains their difficulties may be one that is shared by other members of the group.
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.