Maria Welsh Counselling


How I Work

I am first and foremost a Humanistic Therapist with a foundation in the model of Transactional Analysis (TA), working from a Trauma Informed Practice.

As a Humanistic Therapist, my primary focus is on the relationship between myself and my clients, working towards creating a safe, supportive space where the individual feels able to explore difficult aspects of themselves, and their potential for change, ultimately working towards their own personal growth, both mentally and emotionally.

Transactional Analysis (TA), developed by Eric Berne in the 1950’s, is a method used to analyse the process of our interactions and communication with others. This requires us to be aware of how we feel, think and behave in our relations to others, and recognises how our personality is driven by feelings and events rooted in the past.

Trauma results from an event, a series of events, or set of circumstances that is experienced by an individual as harmful, or life threatening. While unique to the individual, generally the experience of trauma can cause lasting adverse effects, limiting the ability to function and achieve mental, physical, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being.

Working within a Trauma Informed Framework

My extensive training in Trauma and my vast experience working closely with a client group who had experienced significant Traumas in their lives, led me towards introducing a Trauma informed way of working within my own private practice.

This acknowledges the need to see beyond an individual’s presenting behaviours and to gently enquire about their life story, rather than form a judgement based on their lifestyle, or heightened emotional responses.

During my career, I have enjoyed training in an overview of other

modalities and may bring concepts those theories into my practice, specific for the individual needs of each client.

Get in touch

Please contact me If you would like any further information or have any questions, or to arrange an appointment. You can also call me on 07895 929617 if you would prefer to leave a message and I will call you back at my earliest convenience.

All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential.

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