Firstly I would like to welcome you to my profile and introduce myself. My name is Maria Hill and I am a qualified and experienced counsellor who qualified in 2011 before going on to acquire a further qualification in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and a Ba Hons in Therapeutic Communications and Therapeutic Organisations, Child & Young person’s pathway.
I have also undertaken the bacp certificate of proficiency, undertaken Mental Health First Aid Training and is a member of the bacp.
I have worked extensively with Adults, Young People and Children in family support services for 25 years gaining a wide understanding and appreciation of the many difficulties and issues that individuals experience in their lives and how they can impact on a person’s emotional wellbeing and mental health. Over the years I have gained a great deal of experience working with adults, young people and children with special educational needs and disabilities in a family support role and also as a counsellor.
As a counsellor I also work with individuals experiencing Stress, depression and anxiety and, with parent’s who have experienced birth trauma, also women experiencing the signs and symptoms of the menopause.
In the past, I have worked for a mental health charity and currently, I work in private practice and also within education offering counselling sessions to adults, young people and children.
Training, qualifications and experience:
University of Essex, BA (Hons), Psychodynamic Degree in Therapeutic Communication and Therapeutic Organisations.
University of Essex, 2 year Foundation Degree, Psychodynamic Therapeutic Communication and Therapeutic Organisations.
Practitioner Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Certificate: Counselling Children & Young People
Qualification: Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling Level 4
Qualification: Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory
Qualification: Intermediate Counselling Skills
Qualification: Certificate Introduction to Counselling Skills
Certificate: Mental Health First Aid for Adults
Certificate: Youth Mental Health First Aid
Qualification: GCSE Psychology