Maria Parker, Counsellor and Psychotherapist (M14944) Online

Qualifications & Accreditations:

Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist (Tivoli Institute - IACP Pre Accred)
Clinical Nurse Specialist (Child Adolescent Mental Health) - Registered Mental Health Nurse (20 years experience)
Higher Diploma in Psychotherapy Studies
Diploma in Child Psychology
Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Training
CBT for Anxiety and Depression

Professional Status:

Pre-accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Issues worked with:

Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and PTSD, Bereavement and Loss, Relationship Issues, Family Problems, Child and Adolescent Issues, Sex and Sexuality, Identity Issues, Anger, Self-Esteem, Adoption Loss, Abortion, Chronic / Terminal Illness, Work Related Stress

For whom:

Adults, Couples, Groups

I do offer Video/Phone sessions

Price:

Please get in touch to discuss rates.
I am currently offering online sessions only.

I do offer concession

Professional association:

Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Theoretical approach:

Person Centred Psychotherapy, Humanistic and Integrative, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Couple and Family Therapy

ABOUT ME & MY APPROACH

INDIVIDUALS (Online): I am a Counsellor and Psychotherapist (Pre Accred). I work from a humanistic and integrative approach. It is always my deepest privilege to be given the chance to support and guide clients during what may be a very difficult time in their lives.
I have worked with all age groups but have a passion for working with young adults, I believe that both this developmental periods can offer up great opportunities for change that will positively impact their future.

I am also a Clinical Nurse Specialist (RPN) and have 20 years experience supporting Children/Adolescents and their families during mental health crisis and recovery. I have worked in Emergency Departments, Acute Inpatient and Community settings as a Mental Health Professional.

GROUP WORK (Online): I currently run Therapeutic Peer Support Groups online for young adults, students and professionals. This is a safe space where I facilitate the group to manage any personal challenges or vulnerabilities that they may be experiencing. We engage in discussion around issues such as anxiety, isolation and loneliness. Here they learn coping skills and I provide psycho education through out the session. We also have some fun and each member gets the chance to be seen and heard. Please get in touch if you would like to join a group.

As a person, I am fun, energetic, caring and engaging. I treat every client as an individual, respecting their personal histories and where they have come from. As a therapist I pride myself on building compassionate therapeutic relationships using a non judgemental approach.

If you want to have a deeper understanding of yourself, learn new coping skills or want to improve your self esteem and confidence then please get in touch.

Individual Testimonial:
"Maria was so kind and empathetic from the beginning. Somehow she managed to help me work through my feelings without me even knowing it and as a result it never felt like a burden to me. Maria created a safe space for me where I felt like I could talk to her about anything.

I spent 4 years attending weekly sessions with Maria and I looked forward to our sessions every week. The work I did with Maria gave me the tools I needed to deal with things myself – whether it is just to change the way I think about something or to cope when I am not feeling too good. The sessions with Maria have really changed my life and I am so grateful for all of the effort that she put in"

Group Testimonials:

"It was nice to see and chat to other people in the same situation as me, going through the same struggles with isolation and pressure of college work."

"The group was a great support. It was really inspiring to hear other peoples experiences and recognize similarities. It is a lovely space to connect with others. Maria suggested really easy to follow strategies that make a huge difference"

"I got a chance to talk to people who don’t live in my house during lockdown and it was really nice listening to what other people do and we also get good advice on how to improve our mental health"

"It was an opportunity for informal discussion and idea sharing about issues being faced throughout the week. It was good to hear from others in similar situations and being able to relate to them"

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