Maria Tarner | Accredited Counsellor | Nottingham | NCS

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Maria Tarner

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS19-08396

Location: Nottingham


Hello and welcome, you've made a positive decision in looking to start your counselling journey!

It takes courage to seek help and to want to change your life for the better and this is a strength.

As my counselling work has progressed through working with teens and adults, I have worked predominantly in helping people who have experienced trauma. I have worked with a wide range of issues from anxiety, depression, anger, abusive relationships, infidelity, trust issues, guilt, shame, emotional/physical/sexual abuse (recent and historical), PTSD, bereavement (including pets), loss of significant relationships, low mood, generalised anxiety disorder, low self-esteem, sexual identity, racism, discrimination, isolation and so on.


I have worked in and alongside many industries over my working life and for large and small organisation like the NHS, the University of Nottingham, Colleges, Charities, the Council, Hair Salons and small family run businesses and experiencing my own and fellow colleagues difficulties of discrimination, bullying, workloads, relationship conflicts and the politics within the workplace, that people can emotionally struggle with and this has given me great insight and empathy, to work with EAP clients. Using solution focused brief therapy to work on issues in a short time and help clients to begin to see ways they can work with others, resolve issues and have a happier working life.


We will work together to identify and achieve your personal aims for therapy, by becoming aware of your coping strategies and strengths, whilst taking the time to listen and work with the issues that are causing you distress, anxiety, and stress.

It is essential to understand that therapy is not a magic wand and therapy is a two way process that requires participation and investment from both client and therapist.

I take great pride in the progress and success of my clients, and look forward to helping you. Get in touch to start your journey towards the distant light.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    I am a qualified practitioner with a BA in Humanistic Counselling from the University of Nottingham, with emphasis on trauma, additions, sex and sexually.

    I have completed CPD workshops of

    *grief and loss,

    *solution focused brief therapy

    *safeguarding children and adults

    *understanding online grooming and exploitation of children

    *sexual healing after trauma

    *TA - strokes, food and weight

    *pre-trail therapy

    *working with children living with domestic abuse

    I have worked with adults and children from 13 upwards in schools and with a sexual violence charity. Experiencing a broad range of presenting issues from male, female clients and family work.
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Adolescence
    • Adoption
    • Ageing and related issues
    • AIDS / HIV
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Mindfulness
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Relationships
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Spirituality
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
    • Young people and children
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