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Hello, my name is Maria and I have over fifteen years of experience working with depression, anxiety and many other emotional difficulties.

Just to give you a brief introduction to my professional experience, it began when I moved to England from Spain 17 years ago, shortly after I completed my degree in Psychology. During my first two years I worked in various mental health roles- from caring for young people with brain injuries, to supporting adults in their recovery from addictions, as well as assisting clients with housing relating issues.

I then shifted my focus onto developing my skills within psychological interventions. Whilst working in a mental health and addiction rehabilitation hospital I provided cognitive behaviour therapy to groups, as well as individual counselling. Following this, I trained and worked in a Dialectical Behavioural Therapy service in the East London and the City Mental Health NHS Trust.

In 2005 I moved to Devon and worked in Primary Care NHS services for seven years, including the Depression and Anxiety Service in Exeter.  For the last year and a half I have worked with adults with severe and enduring mental health and personality disorders in the Psychology and Psychotherapy NHS Service in Exeter.

My work experience and training has given me a broad and deep experience in the understanding and treatment of mental health issues.

Main Qualifications
2009    Exeter University
Diploma in Psychological Therapies, specialised in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

2004    Behavioural Tech, Northampton, USA
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Training: CBT for Borderline Personality Disorders

1999    The Papal University of Salamanca, Spain  
Bachelor in Psychology