Client's Experience

 

"Maria is all you will ever need in a therapist - she’s incredibly warm, non judgmental, intuitive and insightful - drawing on a great depth of personal and professional experience. She creates a safe space for you to explore your story - here she’s a brilliant listener, hugely empathetic and asks great questions; while bringing wisdom when its most needed. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her."

 

PH - Leadership Consultant

“I highly recommend Maria. She is incredibly knowledgeable, patient and a great listener. I was not sure how helpful counseling sessions would be, but I was surprised by Maria’s accurate advice and her ability to help me straighten my thoughts and put things back into perspective. She is kind and creates an open and nonjudgmental environment. Moving forwards I have found I am less easily overwhelmed and have a better understanding of myself. I could not recommend Maria more.” 

Julie - Lawyer 

"At 11, I found myself in psychiatric care, at 16 I was diagnosed with Anorexia, at 18 I was formally diagnosed with complex PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder (or EUPD) and General Anxiety Disorder and at the age of 24 I found myself in a residential rehabilitation centre, close to death’s door, to address my addiction to alcohol and benzodiazepines. Over the years, I have encountered and, to be brutally honest, learned to manipulate many professionals, who have tried, and failed, to help me stabilise my volatile and emotionally complex self. And then I met Maria.
 
Maria has a wonderfully different approach to therapy - she fully understands and appreciates that it is not, and cannot be, a “one size fits all” treatment for those of us who are mentally fractured. She has taken the time to get to know me - not just my diagnoses. Something so simple, yet so incredibly important and so often overlooked. It is very easy to treat the diagnoses and not the person. Maria doesn’t just listen, she hears: she doesn’t just look, she sees and it is these gifts that make her so, so perceptive and such a truly wonderful therapist.

"I worked with Maria over a three month period during a residential stay at Broadway Lodge Rehabilitation Centre in 2016, during a recovery from Alcohol addiction. I went to rehab a 'broken man', ready to do what was necessary to get my life back on track. Maria was one of our group therapists over this time, and someone I came to trust in a setting that was often volatile, emotional and complicated. Maria's undoubted strength is her compassion, coupled with her strength. It often baffled me how someone could feel what was happening in the room so deeply, and yet continue to guide the conversation where it needed to go. Maria used questions and silence masterfully to create an atmosphere of loving guidance. She met us all in our vulnerabilities, was deeply human, at the same time I always felt she saw the best in us and lead us towards that. I trusted her implicitly and still do two years on. I am still sober today because of the work we did in those sessions. She is an outstanding therapist." 

Simon - Teacher 

"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change"

W.Dyer

If you have any questions or you want to book a session contact me 

MB Therapy

10-11 Saville Place

Clifton

Bristol

BS8 4EJ

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