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Maria Stride, BACP

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

I have been working as a counsellor for the past 4 years and I am primarily a person-centred counsellor with knowledge of working with differing approaches to support clients who have experienced trauma, hardship or mental health conditions.

I am able to empathise with individuals, but I also retain an objective approach to their therapy. I am comfortable working and communicating with individuals from all backgrounds and have worked with depression, anxiety and trauma which included historical abuse and relationship problems.

My approach is to look at clients as an individual in their own right and support them in a way they are comfortable with, not how I think/feel they should be supported. I am empathic, warm and open with clients using a range of techniques to support them. As I know talking can be difficult for some I will encourage art and play therapy to understand where they are in themselves which can help the client to open up and begin to explore what is going on for them.

Therapy is a space where you can begin to explore who and how you are as an individual which takes courage. I look forward to working with you and exploring your world.

Professional experience

4yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Control issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hoarding, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Self-Harm, Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

Credentials information

BACP Therapist - Registered Member MBACP #377560


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Maria Stride. 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 feel that I am listened to, seen and heard by Maria. She offers insight into my thinking patterns and I’m able to look at myself from a different angle.

Written on Jun 11, 2024 after therapy with Maria for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

After 2 sessions, I have had a good experience working with Maria and look forward to working together on the areas in life in which I am currently struggling. First impressions have been good, this is my first time getting therapy type help and the experience so far has been positive.

Written on Jun 05, 2024 after therapy with Maria for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I started counselling with Maria, a while ago and as it does life threw a major life changing curve ball, Maria was there through out, but so much more with helping me confront my thoughts and feelings helping me create strategies to deal with issues now and going forward. So thankful for her empathy and insight. Thank you Maria.

Written on Mar 15, 2024 after therapy with Maria for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and parenting issues

I have attended real life therapy and online therapy with Maria. She is empathetic and she listens to what I say and gives good input. She is non Judgemental as well and makes me feel heard, and sets goals for me.

Written on Feb 04, 2024 after therapy with Maria for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and anger management