Maria Ángeles Fajardo Durán

Integrative Counsellor

Diploma in Integrative Counselling

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I believe in co-creating a space where clients are seen and heard unconditionally, where they can explore and gain a better understanding of themselves and their circumstances and feel better equipped for the challenges ahead. I am supportive and challenging with the aim of empowering, and my approach is caring, warm, and empathic. I offer a curious and non-judgemental space where clients feel comfortable to open up. Integrative in nature, I understand that each person is unique, and so I draw from a variety of elements, according to the individual’s needs to help them flourish into the person they want to be.

AnxietyBurnoutCareer CounselingCultural CongruenceDepressionImmigration/AcculturationPersonal GrowthRelationalRelationship / Marriage IssuesSelf-Esteem

I offer an integrative approach, which means that we will look at feelings, thoughts and behaviours, past and present, to explore how they connect and to help you gain understanding and awareness. This will allow us to work towards future goals that will contribute to enhance your wellbeing and allow you to enjoy and thrive in life. To facilitate this exploration, I mostly offer: person-centred, psychodynamic and Gestalt. I can also offer solution-focused to manage a short-term issue that may arise through the process. Finally, I like to use creative resources on occasion, if you are open to it and feel it can help you, as I find it can open doors and facilitate greater insight.

My background is in education where I developed my active listening skills and learnt the value of autonomy, resilience and emotional intelligence. Thanks to my continued rapport with children and their families in different roles, I learnt the importance of building nurturing and meaningful relationships that enabled me to see the person holistically. My work in the public and private education sector means that I am understanding of different needs and expectations, and I am familiar with the demands of a pressurised environment. I am also a linguist and, as such, I am appreciative of verbal and non-verbal communication. I love encountering different languages, traditions and communities. All this, alongside my personal experience of building a life in another country, means that I can understand the significance of culture and family background, change, loneliness, life transitions, adaptation, and acceptance.

Type of Therapy
  • Existential
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis (TA)
Client Type
Type of Session
Long Term (Face to Face)Short Term (Face to Face)