About Me

Welcome. I am Maria. I am a qualified Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor and I provide therapeutic support to children, adolescents and adults. My approach is Integrative. This means that I am trained in several psychotherapeutic approaches, which enables me to create a therapy based on each individual's needs. I am also trained in the Therapeutic use of the Arts.

My private practice is in Muswell Hill, N10. To book an initial consultation, you can contact me at mariadokanari@yahoo.com or on 07956699601. I can offer sessions in English or Greek language.

Psychotherapy:
I work on a one-to-one basis to help children or adults who experience emotional difficulties or go through a life crisis, as well as with both, parent and child in joint sessions, to help strengthen their relationship. I also offer support and consultancy to parents.

My work takes place in the context of an empathic therapeutic relationship. In a safe, caring and confidential space, I help children and adults work through psychological pain and trauma and improve their relationship with themselves and others, as well as cope with every day stressors and live more fulfilling lives. Part of the work can be using image, metaphor, play and the Arts (clay, paint, music, puppetry, poetry, drama, sandplay, dance and movement), that can encourage self-awareness, enable creativity and offer individuals a language to talk about their feelings in a safe and non-threatening way.

With children in particular, the Arts can be a powerful way of sensory or non-verbal communication, which, through a trusting relationship, can be an emotionally regulating and therapeutic experience.

I have experience in working with children, adolescents, adults and families with a range of difficulties around: trauma, bereavement, anxiety, social anxiety, negative body image, low self-esteem, depression, self-harming, aggression, withdrawal, ADHD, Autism, bullying, abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, domestic violence, divorce, illness, substance and alcohol abuse, fostering, difficulties in social skills and peer relationships, attachment and relational difficulties, gender and sexuality related difficulties.

Past experience:
Past experience includes working at CAMHS, NHS (National Health Service - Schools and Triage), where I supported therapeutically high-risk clients who struggled with complex issues, and within education (nurseries, primary and secondary schools), where I provided therapy to students and supervision to school staff.

I have trained in child & adolescent psychotherapy, parent-child work, psychology, art psychotherapy, counselling, relational psychotherapy. I have also undergone official training and have qualified as an accredited clinical supervisor.

I work sensitively and support clients around difference, diversity and equality (e.g. LGBTQI, sex, gender, sexuality, race, culture, physical ability, neurodiversity).

Supervision:
I offer supervision, support and guidance to adult and child Counsellor and Psychotherapists, coaches, practitioners of helping professions and practitioners who work in health and education. I also offer reflective practice and consultancy to all professionals (non-clinical) who want to benefit from a supportive space in which they can reflect on their work and gain insight into their personal and professional development.

I offer one to one or group supervision.

I have regular clinical supervision and I abide by the code of Ethics of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education (IATE).

Initial consultation
To book an initial consultation, please contact me on the provided contact details. In the first meeting, we will explore your concerns (or your concerns regarding your child), I will answer any questions you may have and we will decide together if therapy is suitable for you (or your child). The initial consultation (and subsequent parent meetings) are charged at the standard session rate.

The duration of therapy depends on the individual circumstances and we regularly review the work together.
Sessions last 50 minutes and take place on a weekly basis, on the same day and at the same time.

All sessions are confidential.

I work with

  • Children and young people
  • Families
  • Individuals
  • Private healthcare referrals

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Integrative Child Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Age-related Issues
  • AIDS/HIV
  • Anger Management
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bulimia
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Illness
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Employment Difficulties
  • Gender
  • Health-related Issues
  • Identity Problems
  • Infertility
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Obsessions
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Online Counselling
  • Parents
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Private Practice Issues
  • Race Issues
  • Relationships
  • Sex Problems
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Stress
  • Supervision
  • Telephone Counselling
  • Terminal Illness
  • Trauma
  • Workplace Counselling

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy

LONDON Office

Muswell Hill
LONDON
United Kingdom

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Cost:

£70-80 per session (some low-cost places are available depending on individual circumstances e.g. for students and clients on a low income; please contact me to discuss in more detail)

UKCP College

  • College for Children and Young People (CCYP)

Working with Children

For more information about therapy for children and young people, visit our info page.
Maria Dokanari

Maria Dokanari

LONDON