Maria WoodwardGestalt Therapist

I am a Gestalt Therapist, drawing from life experience and academic rigour to support you through a journey of self- discovery and positive change.

How do you “live” in your body? How does food and body image impact your life? Often there are more complex, multi-layered issues at play which may be completely out of your awareness. Let me help you to work through what is really going on, and thus freeing you to live a fuller and more joyful life.

“Therapy is an investigation of how we function in the world, and how we can function more in tune with our nature” (Joel Latner)

My approach to psychotherapy

Gestalt therapy is a creative attitude towards life and personal growth, with the emphasis on present day experience and how your past may continue to impact your life today. It addresses the whole person: physical, emotional, psychological, intellectual, social, and spiritual, and acknowledges that we all exist in the context of historical experiences, family, culture etc. It also has a strong focus on body process and how the body “holds” our emotions and feelings.

At the heart of Gestalt lies the belief that each person is unique and has the capacity for growth and change.

Change is possible

Despite the hopelessness that you may feel about your eating or body image, I want you to know that the potential for a different way of being in the world is possible. I offer a safe and compassionate space where I can support you to make sense of your difficulties, and support your journey towards positive change.

I work with integrity and compassion to support you on this part of your life’s journey.

Times and Fees

My Fees

  • £80Standard Session
  • £430Block of 6 peak
  • £65Off Peak
  • £360Off peak block

Days I'm available at WeightMatters

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

I am available at additional times for remote support using


Qualifications & Training

  • MSc Gestalt Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University (Expected 2020)
  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Metanoia Institute
  • Foundation in Gestalt Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute
  • Modular Foundation in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Regents College

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • United Kingdom Council for Counselling & Psychotherapy (student member)
  • Abide by the codes and ethics of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and Metanoia Institute

Services I Provide at WeightMatters

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