More about the Maria Farmery Counselling Team
An Experienced Team
The team at Maria Farmery Counselling includes Nikki Hillier, Michelle Hope, Penny Coulthard and Maria Farmery. We offer a friendly and professional service for adults (17+) and have proven success in helping clients with a wide range of issues. We all are trained and work as integrative relational counsellors and are passionate about helping our clients through to improve their relationships and wellbeing. We come highly recommended by our clients evidenced by the testimonials and referrals we receive.
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 also worked for several years Cruse Bereavement Service. I am an experienced supervisor and offer one to one supervision for counsellors and therapists. I particularly specialise in helping those is private practice build their business.
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 organisations 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 Pyshcodynamic, 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).
Accredited Member of the BACP
I am an accedited 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.