How I can help

I am trained to listen to your problems without judging or criticising you. This might include talking about life events, (past and present), feelings, emotions, relationships, ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour.  By discussing your concerns with you, I can help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and actions, and help you to find your own solutions to your problems.

I have been working as a Counsellor since 2010, working people to help them identify and achieve their personal goals by coping with the issues that are causing them distress, anxiety, and stress. The essence of my work is to facilitate self-growth by helping you identify the core challenges and setbacks in your life, so that you can overcome them with confidence.  I work with adults and have worked as a school counsellor.

I worked as a teacher for 25 years.  I am BACP Accredited.  

I can offer Skype/WhatsApp or Zoom counselling sessions.



Sessions also available through Skype, WhatsApp, Zoom or phone.


Maria Spyrou MBACP Accred, Dip Couns

British trained and qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist


Counselling and Psychotherapy


What is Counselling

Counselling is about helping you understand yourself and your situation and make some changes when you feel ready to do so.

Counselling takes place because you want it to and wouldn’t be helpful if you were coming because someone else told you to.

Counselling happens when you decide, and it can be for one or more sessions depending upon the nature and complexity of your concerns.

Meeting with a counsellor gives you the opportunity to explore the difficulties or distress you are experiencing in more depth, in a safe environment. By listening closely, a counsellor can begin to help you see the issues more clearly and together you can begin to make new and different choices about how to deal with things in the future.

You can openly explore different aspects of your life with someone who will accept you without judging you or giving unhelpful advice.  Counselling is not about telling you what to do.

Strong bottled up feelings like anger, grief or anxiety can become very intense and a chance to talk about them safely can help reduce the pain and distress they cause easier to understand. A counsellor can encourage you to express and accept these feelings without being overwhelmed or burdened by them.

  • Abuse

  • Addiction(s)

  • Affairs and betrayals

  • Anger management

  • Anxiety

  • Asperger's syndrome

  • Behaviour problems

  • Bereavement

  • Bullying

  • Career

  • Carer support

  • Child related issues

  • Childhood bereavement

  • Childhood bullying

  • Children’s learning difficulties

  • Depression

  • Depression and anxiety in children

  • Domestic violence

  • Emotional abuse

  • Family issues

  • Feeling sad

  • Generalised anxiety disorder

  • Hoarding

  • Low self-confidence

  • Low self-esteem

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

  • Phobias

  • Physical abuse

  • Redundancy

  • Relationship issues

  • Self-harm

  • Separation and divorce

  • Sexual abuse

  • Sexuality

  • Stress

  • Suicidal thoughts

  • Work-related stress

British trained and qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist.




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