About Us

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