Maria Sabo Dip.Therapeutic Counselling, Counselling Supervisor Reg. MBACP
I am passionate about helping people to become everything they want to be and that I know 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 counselling 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 Desensitization 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 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 ince 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 Practice , but cover a wider area that includes Ellesmere Port , Chester and the Wirral.
I offer face to face counselling on a short or long term basis depending other the person's needs.
Home visits are available following an assessment.
Training, qualifications & experience
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 am proud to be part of the PAM Group where I am working at present as a Stepped Care Therapist.
I have been fortunate to work for established and reputable charities such as CAIS, Parabl, Action for Children ,Wirral Age UK and the Hospice of the Good Shepherd.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £50 per Counsellig session.
I charge £60 per Supervision session(1 1/2 hrs) . I offer a reduced rate for Trainee Counsellors.
24 hours notice is required for cancelled appointments otherwise the full fee is payable.