Maria Sabo

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Ashton-in-Makerfield WN4 & St. Helens WA10
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About me

I am passionate about helping people to become everything they want to be and that they can become. I believe that everyone we meet in life is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something.

In the process of therapy we will engage in a form of psychological or talking therapy that will offer you the chance to change how you feel and to live better.

I am an Integrative Counsellor and work using a combination of: Person Centred Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I have further training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapies, Counselling Children and Adolescents. I am an accredited member of the BACP and also an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Practitioner.

I am a Counselling Supervisor and offer supervision to Qualified and Trainee Counsellors who use Person Centred, CBT, Psychodynamic approaches or an Integrative model.

My background is in nursing and I have over 30 years experience of working as a Nurse in various settings such as Hospitals and Care Homes. I believe this experience enhances the quality of my work.

I offer a safe, professional and confidential service at an affordable price for adults of all ages, children and adolescents.

I am based at Heswall Hills Counselling Centre in the Wirral and also cover Wigan area. 

I offer face to face, telephone and video therapy on a short or long term basis depending other the person's needs.

Home visits are available following an assessment.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • EMDR Therapist
  • Civil& Commercial Mediator
  • Level 6 Diploma in Counselling Supervision(CPCAB)
  • Level 5 Diploma in CBT (CPCAB)
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling  (CPCAB)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies. (CPCAB)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Studies. (CPCAB)
  • Level 2 Introduction to Counselling Skills(CPCAB)
  • Diploma in Adult Nursing
  • Registered Managers Award
  • O.A. Diploma Counselling Children and
  • Clinical Weight Loss Practitioner training
  • Working with Suicidal Clients training
  • Sleep Awareness and working with sleeping problems
  • Rape Trauma Syndrome training
  • Next Step Practitioner training.
  • Mindfulness in relationships
  • Solution Focused Therapy training

My work experience involves working with adults with mild to moderate mental health issues, addictions, relationships, bereavement and other common life problems. I also have experience working with children and young people.

I have been fortunate to work for established and reputable organisations such as PAM Wellbeing, Heswall Hills Counselling  Centre, charities such as CAIS, Parable, Action for Children, Wirral Age UK and the Hospice of the Good Shepherd.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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£55.00 - £70.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA
  • BUPA

Additional information

I charge £65 to £70for EMDR sessions,

£65 per Counseling session.

I charge £60 per Supervision session(1 1/2 hrs). I offer a reduced rate at £50 for Trainee Counsellors.

I charge £100/hour of Mediation (including Employment Mediation) 

24 hours notice is required for cancelled appointments otherwise the full fee is payable.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I do face to face from Ashton-in-Makerfield , St Helens or Heswall(Wirral) area. I also do telephone or video therapy sessions. 

Wellness Centre, Ashton-in-Makerfield, 40 Garswood St, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Greater Manchester, WN4 8AF

The Counselling HUB, 5 Haydock Street, St. Helens, Merseyside, WA10 1DD

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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In person

I am trained in the Hawkins and Shohet 7 eyed model of Supervision at Cheshire Therapy Centre.

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Maria Sabo
Maria Sabo