Maria Woodward

Gestalt Therapist

I am currently undertaking an MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy. I have a number of years of counselling experience working with different presenting issues, such as loss, depression, low self esteem, trauma, relationship issues, work-related stress.

I work in a “Gestalt” way. Gestalt therapy is a creative attitude towards life and personal growth, with the emphasis on present day experience and how your past may continue to impact your life today. It addresses the whole person: physical, emotional, psychological, intellectual, social, and spiritual, and acknowledges that we all exist in the context of historical experiences, family, culture etc. It also has a strong focus on body process and how the body “holds” our emotions and feelings.

Despite the hopelessness that you may feel right now, I want you to know that the potential for a different way of being in the world is possible. I offer a safe and compassionate space where I can support you to make sense of your difficulties, and support your journey towards positive change. I work with integrity and compassion to support you on this part of your life’s journey.

Days I’m available at EmotionMatters

Here are the days I can see you in person or connect with you remotely


My fees

Standard session
Standard 6-session block
Off Peak
Off Peak block

Qualifications & training

  • MSc Gestalt Psychotherapy (current trainee), Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University
  • Foundation in Gestalt Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute
  • Modular Foundation in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Regents College

Membership of professional bodies

  • United Kingdom Council for Counselling & Psychotherapy (student member)
  • Abide by the codes and ethics of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and those of Metanoia Institute

How i offer psychotherapy

I work with clients across the UK, and around the world, using Skype, FaceTime & Zoom. There is no need to travel, and you can feel comfortable in your own home. It is free to set up and simple to use, so why not give it a try?

I offer sessions in English






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