• Home
  • >Maria Wentworth PGDip couns, MBACP

Maria Wentworth PGDip couns, MBACP

Sevenoaks, TN13 1QQ
07912 031 454 07912 031 454

About me

Welcome and thank-you for visiting my profile.

My name is Maria and I am a fully qualified and experienced integrative counsellor based in Sevenoaks Kent.

Choosing the right therapist for your needs can seem quite a daunting prospect, especially when life already feels overwhelming. I therefore hope to ease your concerns and dispel any fears or myths about what counselling really is.

Whatever problems life brings there are times when we are simply unable to cope and can often feel overwhelmed and alone, even when we have friends and family around us. Choosing to talk about what you are experiencing is a huge step and especially with someone you do not know. However, you can be assured that what you tell me, remains confidential.

Perhaps you have been thinking about counselling for some time or something specific has happened that you need to talk about. Maybe you are experiencing relationship issues or work related stress and need some clarity away from the problem itself or perhaps you have suffered from depression or anxiety for a while and just do not want to suffer alone anymore.

I work one-to-one with adults, either on an open-ended basis or for an agreed period of time, with the aim of supporting you through a crisis or to live your life to it's fullest potential, whilst enabling you to make authentic life choices.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a post graduate, accredited diploma in Integrative Counselling and am fully registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP):Registration number:168949.

How I can help

As an integrative counsellor I am trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches, which means I can tailor your sessions to suit your individual needs. I provide a warm, non-judgmental and safe place for you to explore your thoughts feelings and behaviours and how this may be impacting your life. By working together we can understand how you relate to the world and this increased self-awareness will become your foundation for a happier and more empowered and fulfilling life.

Integrative counselling offers an holistic approach by combining humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapies. This may sound a little scary but my ethos is that everyone is unique and what is most important is that you are comfortable and safe. In my practice the therapeutic relationship is of paramount importance and I will only work with what is appropriate to you as an individual and at your own pace.

Qualifications

  • Post graduate diploma in integrative counselling
  • Certificate in counselling


Further training

  • Working with the suicidal client
  • The Psychopathology of Obesity and therapeutic working with the Overweight Patient
  • Psychological Assessments
  • Facilitator for Psycho-Educational Groups


More about me

Alongside my private practice I work as a consultant counsellor and Psycho-Educational Group Facilitator for an NHS Tier 3 weight management company that deal specifically with patients with a high BMI. Specialist training has enabled me to have a full understanding of the psychopathology of obesity and its management as well as pre and post bariatric surgery.

I am also a High Intensity CBT therapist for an IAPT service at Faversham Counselling.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Weight management

Relationship with food

Obesity issues

Post bariatric patients

High Intensity CBT

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Appointments are available on some weekdays, evenings or weekends and sessions will last 50 minutes. However, the first session will take slightly longer in order for us to get to know each other and to arrange a treatment plan for you. I do recommend that you initially have weekly sessions and these can then be booked in advance at the same time each week. Sessions are £50 but I do have some appointments available for those on a low income.

I am also experienced in Zoom and telephone counselling which can be useful if you have commitments or difficulties that prevent you from attending face to face sessions (Fees on request).

Please feel free to call or email me. I am always happy to answer any questions you may have.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Sevenoaks
TN13 1QQ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

I am available some evenings and occasional daytime appointments as well as some Saturday mornings

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Social

Maria Wentworth PGDip couns, MBACP

Maria Wentworth PGDip couns, MBACP