M Downes Counselling



Maria Downes, Counsellor in SittingbourneCounselling in Sittingbourne

A warm welcome to my website.

If you are reading this you are probably searching for support either for yourself or for someone you care about. It can take great courage to come to terms with feeling that you need some help to get you through a difficult time or something that you are not happy with about your life.

Even if you are lucky enough to have supportive friends and family there may be times when you simply don’t know what the problem really is, or perhaps you don’t feel comfortable sharing with them.

Someone to talk to

Counselling is about sharing with someone who is trained to listen in a way that will pick up on what is really going on for you and where you may be struggling, how you can be more true to yourself and your own beliefs and how you can get back control of your own life.

Most of us are aware that a good life does not depend on possessions, but the quality of our relationships both with ourselves and others. If we are not happy with the way our lives are being lived out, or we feel that we are not valid in some way we feel ‘out of sorts’, angry, frustrated, isolated, depressed, or as if we are being thrown about emotionally with no control. Sometimes these problems end up manifesting themselves as an illness because your body doesn’t seem to be able to cope with what’s going on within it.

We get to a point where we feel that something just has to be done about the situation... this can’t be right... surely there’s a better way... maybe counselling...

Maybe I can help you

I have experience in working with children (with parental consent), teenagers and adults. If you are not able to travel I am able to skype, although in my opinion it is better to be face-to-face if at all possible.

If you would like to learn a little more about the confidential sessions that I offer or you would like to book a time to talk, please get in touch.


Counselling ~ Newington ~ Sittingbourne ~ Maidstone ~ Canterbury ~ Southeast ~ Kent