More about Maria Farmery
I am an experienced counsellor who has worked with adults in a wide range of settings including the NHS, community based counselling services and the YMCA. I have worked for several years, and continue to work as a counsellor with Cruse Bereavement Service.
My passion is empowering individuals to achieve their potential and I have a good understanding of juggling the demands of work and family. Prior to qualifying as a counsellor I worked as a Manager, motivating and coaching teams to success in both corporates and smaller businesses.
My Qualifications and approach
I have a BA Hons Degree in Integrative Relational Counselling which means I focus on using the therapeutic relationship to help you explore your concerns and issues. The approach is tailored to suit your needs and I use a range of tools from different therapeutic models including Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy.
I have further qualifications in bereavement counselling skills, and personal coaching including NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming).
Member of the BACP
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy, one of the leading professional bodies and I adhere to their code of ethical practice.
Surrey has been my home for the last 30 years both for work and as a parent. My childhood by contrast was spent living in many different countries and I have a real appreciation and interest in how different cultures and experiences influence us. I have a passion for the outdoors and nature and take a holistic approach in my work with clients.
Where is the practice in Surrey?
Counselling is offered from 2 locations: Sutton (SM2 5JS) and Carshalton Beeches (SM5 3NL). Both are easily accessible from Banstead, Cheam, Wallington, Epsom, Ewell, Croydon, Purley, Morden and throughout the Sutton and Surrey are. There is free car parking available and each is close to bus and train stations (Sutton and Carshalton Beeches). I also offer a Walk & Talk option, see separate page for details.