Maria Guiñazu

Humanistic Integrative Therapist

My approach intersects the expressive arts, somatic psychology and humanistic integrative therapy. I am curious about how you see the world, what matters to you, and how you are feeling physically, mentally and spiritually.

Grounded in the idea of holding a warm and non-judgmental space, I’m passionate about looking at a wide variety of tools that might suit you towards growth, healing, transformation and embodied presence. My work is focused on the relationship between body, emotions, thoughts and imagination. As an additional resource, if you are interested in creative writing, drawing or movement, we can explore a world beyond conventional communication that might not be able to be expressed purely through verbal language.

I am a psychologist from Argentina and also trained in movement-based expressive arts therapy at Tamalpa Institute in California. I’m an accredited therapist with BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapists), and I’m also currently in my last year of my doctorate in Counselling Psychology at NSCP/ Middlesex University. I hold a certificate on DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) by SDS, Polyvagal Theory in Therapy and IFS (Internal Family Systems). I am also an EMDR therapist in training.

I have extensive experience in working with children, teenagers and their parents, adults and couples in the private, public and charity sectors, bringing innovative models for mental and physical health to diverse populations in Argentina and the UK. I have a particular interest in childhood and adult trauma, and its connection with eating disorders, substance misuse, depression, stress, grief and life transitions.

Mediums used: Face to Face, online, telephone

Languages that I speak: English and Spanish (both native level).

Memberships: BACP & UPCA.

Registrations with health insurance providers: Balens

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