ello, my name is Maria and I deeply believe in the human capacity for change and personal growth. I am passionate about supporting clients to overcome their struggles, make positive changes and help them to flourish.
I am a qualified and experienced BACP registered counsellor, CBT therapist, Addiction Therapist and Life Coach. I am also a counselling supervisor
I feel it's vitally important for clients to feel safe, truly heard, understood and validated. My private practice 'Choosing Change', was set up to offer a warm and empathic therapeutic service to support people through the process of change, personal growth and self development as well as providing therapeutic support for many of the presenting problems that challenge our mental health and well-being at times.
Change may mean a new direction, challenging current unhelpful thinking and behaviour patterns and creating new coping strategies. Perhaps you would like to gain insight in how to understand yourself or others, events or circumstances in a different way. Whatever brings you to counselling, my hope is that the remainder of this profile will help you see how we might work together to achieve your desired outcome.
My practice is approximately 1 mile outside of Bournemouth town centre making it very accessible to clients in the whole of the Bournemouth and the rest of East Dorset. There is ample on-road parking and I'm very close to a good public transport route.
Choosing Change also offers a Life Coaching service which can help you to get out of your head, past your feelings and start taking action in the areas of your life that you wish to change. I can help you identify your goals, achieve those goals, guide you through the changes and any obstacles and so facilitate you in following your dreams and living the life you want.
Home visits considered