Hello, my name is Maria.
I am a qualified MBACP counsellor, working from Hoole in Chester.
Prior to becoming a counsellor, I worked within the advice, guidance and supported housing sector for many years - managing a varied caseload of clients. I believe my extensive client work in previous front line services allows me a greater depth of understanding for the issues we can all face, and the impact this can have on all aspects of our lives.
I hold a HE Diploma in person-centred counselling from Glyndwr University and work with individual clients aged 18+. Previous qualifications include a Level Six Diploma in Careers Guidance and Development.
I love to develop myself both personally and professionally. Some recent training includes: Mindfulness teacher diploma, advanced diploma in CBT, relational depth, C-PTSD, menopause matters, ACE's, childhood sexual abuse, sexual violence, dissociation, diploma in child psychology, trauma and eating disorders, pluralistic counselling, single session therapy, online counselling (OU / BACP), LGBTQ+, mental health first aid.
I will create a safe, open space to help you feel comfortable, heard and accepted.
I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have about me, please get in touch.