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Maria. Therapy in Barcelona Collaborator. In Her Own Words..

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I strive to help people going through challenging moments in their lives.

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Hello!

I'm Maria, a relational therapist specialising in adult mental health and wellbeing.

I’m originally from the UK and I moved to Barcelona several years ago with my family. It started off as a one year adventure to experience living by the sea in a Spanish-speaking country but we loved it so much that we are still here.

Having grown up in a bilingual household and now living outside of my country of origin has made me sensitive to the complexities of cultural identity and the experience of otherness.

English and Spanish

Adults

BSc Human Sciences, MSc Psychology, Diploma in Coaching, MA in Transactional Analysis (current).

What does working with me feel like?

I offer a safe, non-judgmental space. You shall feel appreciated and respected.

I’m guided by your needs. We will work together to help you achieve your goals, whatever they may be.

I use an integrative transactional analysis framework. It allows for a collaborative and non-hierarchical approach to therapy.

We will look at patterns that emerged in childhood. As they may be limiting your growth.

Together we shall explore and understand your experience in the present. To make lasting changes that will reconnect you to the most alive version of yourself.

We will tailor the therapy to your needs and goals. I draw on coaching skills, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), mindfulness-based interventions and tools from Transactional Analysis.

Who do I work with?

Adults on a wide range of concerns such as:

Relationship issues  |  Anxiety  |  Depression  |  Stress  |  Overwhelm  |  Guilt and shame  |  Self-esteem  |  Sexuality  |  Identity issues  |  Pre and postnatal difficulties  |  Childhood wounds | Trauma

And more.

I have always been interested in understanding why people act in the way they do and why we make certain choices in life and relationships.

After a stint in the corporate world, I realised that my calling in life was to help people who were going through challenging moments in their lives.

 

So, how did I realise my calling in life was psychology?

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beliefs that have made me the therapist I am

Feeling seen and heard makes us flourish. It’s my way of showing I care about what is happening to you.

Childhood wounds can heal. You can overcome a limiting script and release your power to change.

Honesty with yourself and others helps you connect and belong. It creates  “safe” connections with “sound” foundations.

Let me share a grounding exercise with you.

In my clients own words... therapy with me

I don't have enough good words to say about Maria! She is amazing at making me feel listened to and at breaking down what feel like huge problems into smaller more manageable ones. She is receptive when I say that something isn't working for me and doesn't try to pretend she has magic solutions to unsolvable problems. I am so grateful to Maria, and will definitely book more sessions in the future if/when needed. She has made a huge difference to my life.

I am getting help from Maria. She is absolutely amazing, I don’t know what I would have done without her these last months. She is an exceptionally skilled and clever therapist.

Maria is great. She professional, knowledgable and not afraid to ask the difficult questions that lead to meaningful progress.

Maria has helped me understand myself better, by understanding my triggers and feelings and where they came from, I have been able to approach myself with much more love and understanding. I referred my boyfriend to your services because it has been so helpful for me.Working with Maria has been so important for me, first while establishing my life in Barcelona, and recently throughout the pandemic. She is so supportive and encouraging, and provides realistic actions and techniques that have helped me immensely.

I feel very heard, safe, and seen with Maria. She is easy to talk to and i am super happy with our sessions so far.

I think Maria is a really fantastic therapist. I was self conscious at first and considered giving up, but after a couple of sessions Maria made me feel very valued and listened to and created space for me to explore topics I didn't realise I needed to delve into. She's incredibly patient and kind and has given me lots of useful and tangible tools. I look forward to carrying on the work with her and seeing where it goes!

I feel incredibly comfortable and safe with Maria. I recognise the importance of the therapeutic relationship and I am really happy with the therapy so far.

Do you need to be held through a difficult moment and grow towards autonomy?

Fill in the intake form and let’s get started.

The Intake Coordinator will contact you within 48 hours.

It is a privilege to be trusted with a client's experience, a privilege that I honour and respect.