Maria Kontos MBACP

My Counselling Style

My training and practice is an integrative and relational approach to counselling and psychotherapy. Integrative therapy is a combined approach to psychotherapy that brings together different elements of specific therapies. I work by tailoring each session to suit each individual needs and personal circumstances, introducing various modalities to work with.



I am here to help you create positive change in your life.

I am here to help you explore your distressing feelings and create positive change in your life. I provide a safe, confidential, non judgmental environment to work through any difficulties you may be experiencing that aims to help you feel heard, acknowledged and understood. Guiding you with empathy and compassion to provide you with the insights you need to help explore your emotions.

Throughout our lives we all experience difficulties and challenges. Individuals may wish to change aspects of themselves they are not happy about and see counselling as an opportunity for self-development. Counselling can be an extremely powerful tool to help us become more aware of who we are and gain a better understanding about our relationships with others and the situations we find ourselves in. It can help you figure out what’s wrong and troubling you, if you are experiencing feelings and behaviours you are unsure of and where they are coming from.

Once we bring to light the root of the problem, you will be free to find a newer, more positive outlook on your past, present and future. This will result in improved relationships, greater self-esteem and awareness and a consideration of different life choices. You will also gain the tools to help you deal with any obstacle that comes your way. Working at your pace together we can find a way forward so that you can lead a more satisfying and fulfilling life.


“Something very beautiful happens to people when their world has fallen apart: a nobility, a higher intelligence emerges at just the point when our knees hit the floor.” Marianne Williamson

We sadly experience trauma and loss which can bring a lot of difficult emotions. Grief is a natural process, but sometimes the emotional impact can be overwhelming and have a great affect on relationships, past attachments and life in general. For individuals coping with loss and grief, I believe their focus does not have to be on letting go or moving on, as instead working towards adjusting to and accommodating their loss and grief within their lives can help the process of going forward.

I have a special interest in working with both individuals and couples with the loss of stillborn, premature babies, single and multiple pregnancy loss supporting them through their trauma. Multiple miscarriages, TFMR, pregnancy anxiety, premature babies. Supporting parents with babies that are in NICU.

I feel that no parent should ever lose a child at any age but sadly this happens too often. A parents grief for their child never ends, it continues with them on their journey in life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (a BACP accredited qualification) from CPPD Counselling School. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists and practice in accordance with their ethical framework.

I have experience in working with:

Adults, children, couples and families with various presenting issues such as, bereavement, anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-worth, relationships, divorce, ADHD and more.

With both individuals and couples after the loss of stillborn, premature babies, single and multiple pregnancy loss, multiple miscarriages, TFMR supporting them through their  loss and trauma. Supporting them with their anxieties around infertility, conceiving again after loss, during a subsequent pregnancy after loss and any other pregnancy related anxieties. Supporting parents with premature or sick babies in NICU.

A Befriender for Twins Trust, Petals The Baby Loss Counselling Charity, City Pregnancy Counselling and Psychotherapy. Working in a secondary school for Place2be providing a safe place and support for young people. In a GP setting working with clients presenting a variety of issues. 

Counselling Qualifications:

  • Advanced Diploma Humanistic Integrative Counselling
  • Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
  • Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
  • Place2Be Training Working with Young People
  • The Foundation for Infant Loss Accredited Member
  • Petals Training

I adhere to the BACP code of ethics (viewed here)

As a part of my continuous professional development I do further reading, courses, attend seminars and conferences that are relevant to my field.

I am trained and experienced in the following:

Bereavement, Grief and Loss
Low self-worth
Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
Loss of a baby during pregnancy, premature or in NICU
Loss of one baby or more in multiple birth pregnancies
Parents with babies in NICU
Working with young people
Life Transitions
Physical, Emotional, and Sexual Abuse


Get in touch

07801 054 303