Maria Brooks | Accredited Professional Counsellor | Bristol | NCPS

Maria Brooks

Member Status: Accredited Professional

Member No: NCS16-04144

Location: Bristol

If you are looking for therapy in Bristol then I can help. Life can be complicated and sometimes we need support to make changes and improve the quality of our lives. If you are reading this there is a good chance that you are close to making the decision to seek therapy.

Entering into counselling or psychotherapy can be one of the hardest but bravest decisions you can make for yourself.
I have extensive clinical training and experience treating a diverse range of issues that have required both long and short term therapy. This experience includes working with bereavement and loss, trauma, sexual abuse, addictions, dual diagnosis, eating disorders, self-harming behaviour, relationship problems, corporate burnout, depression and anxiety.

I am passionate about the emerging field of neuropsychotherapy which is a multidisciplinary perspective on mental well-being that looks to neuroscience and other related fields of human biology and psychology to enhance the clinical practice of talking therapies.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Qualifications and selected professional development that has influenced my therapeutic approach:
    FdSc Counselling/Psychotherapy - University of Bath  
    EMDR Psychotherapy levels 1,2 & 3    
    Advanced clinical training in interpersonal group psychotherapy
    Diploma working with children and young people    
    MNSC accredited  
    Treating complex Trauma with Internal Family Systems - Dr. Frank Anderson
    Contemporary Approaches to Psychotherapy with Couples - Dr Mona D. Fishbane, & Dr Harville Hendrix
    Emotionally Focused Therapy with Dr. Sue Johnson: On Target Couple Interventions in the Age of Attachment
    Applied treatment for trauma victims – Pieter Rossouw (UQ)
    Addiction, Trauma, & Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): The Neuroscience behind Developmental/Attachment Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences.
    Attachment in Psychotherapy - David J. Wallin
    Self-esteem Enhancement – The Neuropsychotherapy Institute
    Panic & The Brain – The Neuropsychotherapy Institute
    Harnessing Mindfulness in Clinical Practice - Prof. Ronald D. Siegal (Harvard Medical School)
    Relational Psychotherapy -  Helena Harden MSc., DPsych 
    An Integrative Approach to Stabilisation with Dissociative Clients - Kathy Steele, MN. CS
    Trauma & Neurofeedback – Dr. Bessel van der Kolk
    Integrating the Developing Mind in Psychotherapy – Prof. Daniel Siegel (UCLA School of Medicine)
    How Neuroscience Informs Psychotherapy – QCA/Dr. Pieter Rossouw
    The Neuroscience of Talking Therapies – The Neuropsychotherapy Institute
    Social Anxiety – The Neuropsychotherapy Institute
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Depression
    • Eating disorders
    • Family
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Mindfulness
    • Relationships
    • Self-harm
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Spirituality
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Young people and children
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