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Maria Mars, HCPC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

I am a licensed Chartered Clinical Psychologist based in the UK with 27 years’ experience providing specialist clinical psychological services for children, young people and adults in a range of mental health settings in the Public, Voluntary and Private sectors.

I have specialist experience helping clients who are presenting with difficulties including Stress and Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and Abuse, Parenting issues, low Self-Esteem and Identity issues (racial and sexual).
I work collaboratively incorporating ideas and techniques from a range of evidence based therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural, Compassion Focused, Cognitive Analytical, Systemic, Attachment focused and Dialectical Behavioural.

I am aware that reaching out for support can often be a difficult experience. I will strive to build a warm, trusting and collaborative relationship and help you to make sense of your experiences, set achievable therapeutic goals and empower yourself to improve your psychological functioning.
I hope to collaborate with you. Thank you for considering me.

Professional experience

27yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Caregiver issues and stress, Communication problems, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Gender Dysphoria, Immigration Issues, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / loneliness, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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Credentials information

HCPC Psychologist #PYL26768


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Maria Mars. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I haven’t really spoken to Maria for very long. But the times we have spoken she seems very kind and gentle.

Written on Jul 01, 2024 after therapy with Maria for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Maria speaks very kindly and makes you feel very understood and listened to. She’s also very helpful and helps you consider different things, so I would definitely recommend her.

Written on Jun 29, 2024 after therapy with Maria for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Maria listened carefully to me, understood my worries and goals, and was compassionate and knowledgable in the advice she offered. I highly recommend Maria.

Written on Jun 11, 2024 after therapy with Maria for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, anger management, and coaching

I’ve done just two therapies so far and I already find Maria a good listener. Besides, she already provided me some ideas & exercises for my anxiety on weeks 1 &2.
We already have a plan on what we are doing next week as per my goals! I am excited looking forward next week to listen from her tips!

Written on Apr 12, 2024 after therapy with Maria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, and anger management

Maria has been amazing. She understands me and the nuances that make me up. She is clearly focused on helping move forward with my life. She is terrific and I am grateful to have her in my life.

Written on Mar 15, 2024 after therapy with Maria for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She has been a wonderful therapist. She is very thorough in getting to the root of my issues and helping me understand them. She is very professional and an excellent listener.

Written on Mar 10, 2024 after therapy with Maria for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety