Maria Priddey

Maria Priddey

South East Professional Online Counsellor


About Maria Priddey

Hello, my name is Maria and I am fully qualified and experienced Couple’s Counsellor. I hold a Certificate in ‘Relationship Counselling’ I’m a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)

I offer a warm and non-judgemental approach to couple therapy, working with you as individuals, as well as a couple. Together, we will look at your r communication and explore how some patterns of relating might be impacting your relationship. 

The space I provide, during online couple’s therapy, is there for you to explore your relationship and what is important to you. I will encourage you both to be open about your feelings, giving your partner the opportunity to really listen and try to understand you.

We will then work together to find a way forward and create a stronger and more satisfying relationship. I will also help you develop a more resilient relationship to help you manage the ups and the downs that life brings. 

Because we are all unique your sessions will be tailored to your specific needs as individuals and as a couple. I will help you find a way to communicate and understand the way forward.


  • CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body) Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

  • CPCAB Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

  • Certificate in Couples’ Therapy

  • Certificate in Online Therapy

  • Certificate in Trauma Focused Therapy

  • Certificate Understanding Autism

  • Intermediate certificate in Safeguarding


Prior to qualifying as a Couples Counsellor, I was a Foster Carer. My role was to provide support to both parents as well as the children during contact sessions. I have also worked within the NHS supporting people in crisis. This was a thoroughly rewarding role which resulted in me choosing to train as a professional Therapist and Couple Counsellor

After qualifying as a therapist, I worked privately for many years with adult individuals. Alongside working with children/young people in both primary and secondary schools.

I continued to be further qualified and went on the study Psychotherapy, which has enabled me a greater understanding into how our childhood experiences help shape the adults we become. Further studies led me to become a qualified couples counsellor and I have now worked with tens of hundreds of couples to help them find better ways of communicating.

How I can help you

  • I am highly passionate about my work with couples and will help you gain a better understanding of yourselves and each other.
  • My way of working is warm, approachable and understanding.
  • Together we will find ways of communicating your feelings and expectations within your relationship.
  • I use different theoretical approached to find the best way for you and your relationship
  • I will be respectful to you both at all times, but will remain honest within my responses.


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Year Department Hospital
2002-2005 Cardio-respiratory Institute Of Coast Private Hospital
2002-2005 Cystic Fibrosis Canada Of Coast Private Hospital
2010-2017 Livers & Oncology USA Institute for Rehabilitation
2018-2022 Osteogenesis imperfecta Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation

Types of therapy offered

Couple Therapy

Marriage Counselling

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Person Centered Therapy

Bereavement Counselling

Psychodynamic Counselling

Self Esteem/Self Worth

Emotionally Focused Therapy

LGBTQ+ Relationship Therapy

Anxiety/OCD/Phobia Counselling

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