Welcome to my page!
I am Maria Barletta.
After many years in a career as a teacher and as an administrator in the Education sector, I decided that I wanted to do something more meaningful with my life and I started the journey of becoming a mental health professional.
I qualified as a Transformational Life Coach with Animas Centre for Coaching. That same year, I went on to qualify as a Clinical Hypnotherapist with the London College of Clinical Hypnosis in Bloomsbury, London, where I received a Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis at PG Cert level from the University of West London.
I continued training in Integrative Counselling with the Contemporary College of Therapeutic Studies in London and went on to become a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I have since then done a wealth of training and personal development to help my clients in the best possible way.
In my practice, I draw on a wide range of helping modalities to facilitate change in my clients.
I offer a safe space to explore the issues that bring them to therapy.
I bring the wisdom of different schools of thought to the sessions, acknowledging that each client is different and that, what works for one person does not necessarily work for another.
I believe that the “magic” of transformation is found in the safe space created in the relationship with my clients.
I deeply believe that clients have all the resources they need to bring about clarity and healing.
I consider myself a catalyst for change and compare my role as a therapist to that of a midwife, helping my clients to restore the connection to their inner thoughts and emotions, so that they can give birth to a more authentic life.
I am deeply committed to your flourishing.
By giving you the support and encouragement that you may be lacking in a particular area of your life, I aim to provide you with the tools that will help you to develop a more resilient, self-confident, and powerful self.
Together, we can build the foundations for you to feel empowered to make your own choices and to create new opportunities that enable you to thrive.
My approach to helping is solidly built on the foundation of a deep understanding of the human condition and the need for each one of us to get involved, with a greater commitment, to the flourishing of life on Earth.
My mission is to contribute to a more enlightened world by helping people overcome their personal challenges and limitations so that they can fulfill their purpose and make a meaningful contribution to society and humanity at large.
As an Integrative Practitioner, I am trained and experienced in a variety of approaches:
Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy
Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)
Life Coaching for Personal Transformation
Cognitive Behavioural Coaching
Transformational Coaching with the Feminine Power model, pioneered by Claire Zammit.
Relationship Coaching with the Calling In The One model, pioneered by Katherine Woodward Thomas.
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Advanced Hypno-psychotherapy and couselling
Diploma in Integrative Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy
Diploma/ PG Cert. in Clinical Hypnotherapy
Diploma in Transformational Coaching
Certificate in Existential Coaching
Certificate in Relationship Coaching
Certificate in Group Coaching and Facilitation
Active I.Q. Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training