My name is Maria Lazopoulou and I welcome you to 1 on 1 Care. I am a Transpersonal Arts Counsellor based in East Grinstead with particular experience working with adults, children and teenagers dealing with PTSD, anxiety, depression and addiction.
Having travelled throughout my childhood, I became fascinated by the way our environment shapes and defines sociocultural behaviours and norms. Working in education, I quickly realised how much of an obstacle mental health was to learning.
I decided to train as an arts counsellor as I wanted to devote my life to ensuring a safe, happy society. I consider it a moral responsibility to ensure that our children inherit a world that is safer and happier than the one in which we were born into.
2014-2016: Arts Counsellor, Mill View Care Home, East Grinstead
2015-2018: Volunteer School Counsellor, Place2Be, Croydon, London
2017-2018: Trauma Therapist, Street Talk, Brixton, London
2017-2018: Palliative Care, Lewis Mayo Clinic, East Grinstead
Since 2015 I have been running group therapy workshops addressing themes such as anxiety, depression and team building. Materials including clay, fabrics and acrylics are employed according to the theme being addressed, the overall aim being to help people reconnect with themselves and their environment in a wholly natural way.
Clients include social workers, therapists, accountants and business owners.
"Thank you for the great experience that you offered me."
"Thanks to you, I met new people, I shared a part of my soul and I discovered new things about myself ,which I had never known."
"I loved every minute of cooperation with you and thanks to your patience."
"I learned how to express myself via art."
"We built a circle of sisterhood, inspiration and internal search, something which I will never forget in my life."
"The women who run with the wolves , I will keep them inside my soul ,like a talisman and a sweet memory. I am looking forward for our next meeting!"