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Maria Patricia Rogers

Certified By: BACP
From: 165 Ardleigh Green Road,, Ardleigh Green Family centre Hornchurch, Essex, United Kingdom (UK)
Type of session: Via Skype, Secure Video Call
Also speaks: English

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Specialty: Addiction, Affairs, Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Identity, Relationships, Self - Esteem, Stress, Trauma
Target Age Group: Adult
Therapist Since: 14/05/2012

About Me

 

I run my own practice called Ray of hope counselling services,  I  have a degree in counselling and psychotherapy. I also have an advanced diploma in integrative counselling.  I  offer clients therapy using the humanistic approach. I have a great deal of experience in counselling and group work.  I have worked within various professional organisations, including the NHS and The Priory Hospital, working with addiction and many other issues such as  trauma anxiety and depression.

I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment offering my clients unconditional, positive regard and empathy as they grow and develop. This can lead to greater insight, healing and progress.  Sometimes the world we live in gets tough. There can be so many mix messages which we start to believe about ourselves, this can sometimes develop into a negative core belief such as. ” I’m not good enough or I don’t fit in”, and many more, as a result of this clients can often feel depressed, it starts to affect self-esteem. Counselling can help clients to challenge these negative core beliefs and help break the patterns this will result in a more positive self-concept. and self-belief.

 

My Experience

 

I have many years of one to one counselling experience using the integrative model in private practice.

Our early experiences, both negative and positive, impact on our present way of thinking, behaving and relating to others, therefore it is important to help the client to make those links between past and present behaviour, to increase their self-awareness and bring about change. I  work with shame reduction inner child model which allows for healing and change.

As well as one to one’s  I  am trained in couples therapist sometimes couples can lose their way counselling  can help a couple to  improve  their relationship even if they aren’t necessary  in  a crisis.  Counselling  will enable you to both explore  the problems in your relationship and come up with strategies that will improve the relationship.  The counsellor does not take sides they are neutral and non judgemental.

Relationship counselling  is all about the relationship and making it better for both parties. As with any  counselling there is no magic wand cure,  it will require effort from both parties.  If you are currently seeking couples counselling there are a few factors to consider before proceeding,  a counsellor cannot  fix or rescue your  relationship what they are able to do is provide insight, enabling you to deal with the issues  you are facing in a constructive manner.    I would strongly suggest that you choose your counsellor together so you are both invested and feel valued from the start. Both couples have to be committed  to the process there is no fairy tale relationship even the best require work and effort.

One final thing is that seeking counselling does not mean you are a failure or a bad person  it just means that you have  found the strength to seek help.  Relationships are hard work, most of us continually update our skills and knowledge in the workplace however when it comes to relationships we feel as if we should have all the answers.  Don’t see  counselling as admitting defeat, see it as an opportunity to enrich and produce a satisfying relationship.

I run group therapy sessions with a mindfulness techniques this are held in Essex of a weekend please inquire if interested

I believe in the core conditions, i.e., putting clients at the centre of their own recovery and empowering them to change their lives for the better!

 

 

 

My Approach

 

I use the Integrative approach with clients, as we are all individuals and have varying issues and needs; therefore, I find various skills meet the needs of each individual.

There are  different ways to treat anxiety,  depression  one of the best ways  is  through counselling. Many make assumptions  that if someone has friends and family to talk they are fine, however this isn’t always the case as sometimes they are too close, and in some  instances  sufferers  feel  like they are being judged, or they may  feel that they are not understood by other people who don’t suffer from anxiety. This is where counselling can be beneficial to those who suffer from the condition. A qualified counsellor can assist with feelings of anxiety by helping those with the condition find answers to their own questions without passing judgment. Clients  who engage in  counselling are said to be much more self-aware, which helps with the challenges in life. Counselling  helps people suffering from anxiety feel more inspired and motivated.  My approach focuses on  offering a client-focused approach. the benefits  encourages  the client to feel more at ease with their problems, which in turns helps them make better decisions due to them feeling more empowered.

I use different approaches within my group work and private sessions for motivation, and building self- esteem CBT and the Person-Centred way helps to concentrate on the most important aspect of the therapeutic process- the client/counsellor relationship.

I always aim to build a therapeutic relationship in which there is trust, which helps the client to feel valued and safe enough to be able to explore their issues openly and honestly without fear of being judged.