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Hi, I’m Maria, and I’d like to welcome you to my site.

I provide a private and confidential counselling and psychotherapy service based in North Shields, Tyne and Wear. I specialise in working with long term symptoms of depression and anxiety as a result of childhood trauma.

Making the decision to see a therapist is a big step forward in dealing with whatever issues are troubling you. I understand that it is often an anxious and daunting step to take and I aim to provide you with enough information to help you decide if therapy is the right choice for you.

Counselling and psychotherapy takes place in a comfortable and supportive environment, in which you set the agenda. You will be listened to, accepted and respected regardless of what issues you bring. I will not judge you or tell you what to do but will support you to work through any difficulties you may be experiencing and make any decisions that you feel are right for you. You can find out more about counselling by clicking here.

As well as providing information about the counselling and psychotherapy services that I offer, I also like to blog about things I think matter…… life, injustice, relationships, parenting, sex, being human, broken hearts, love, and more. I do this because I believe these things are important and should be spoken about openly and honestly and are issues that bring many people to see me. So please do check out my Blog.

You may also notice that there is a link to my Instagram account below. I make no secret about the fact that I myself have suffered with anxiety in the past. On my Instagram account you’ll mainly see pictures of places I go walking. I share these as I believe that getting outside and walking really helps us to cope with anxiety and if my pictures inspire just a few people to go walking, and in turn feel better, then I think that can only be a good thing.

So please take a look around my site and feel free to get in contact if you would like to arrange a free 30 minute consultation, book a session or have a question to ask.

Best wishes


Notice: Due to Covid-19 all counselling and psychotherapy sessions will take place online. This is to keep both of us safe. Once we can safely do so, sessions at my office will resume as normal.

St. Mary’s Lighthouse

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

~ Anais Nin