Hi, I'm Maria

I am here to help you through a collaborative process designed to reduce your anxiety, calm your mind and support you through any challenges that you might be facing.

Feeling stuck?

Maybe now is the time to make the changes that you need to move forward. You deserve it.

Lost your confidence?

Let me help you to re-discover what it is that makes you happy and gives you confidence. It will be so worth it.

Grinding teeth?

This is called bruxism and could entail a toothguard. Reducing stress and anxiety is key to stopping bruxism. Your teeth will thank you.

Darkness2Light Solution-Focussed Hypnotherapy

What is Solution-Focussed Hypnotherapy (SFH)?
It’s a type of talking therapy and coaching that focusses on the solution, not the problem.

Hypnosis or ‘trance’ is a very natural, relaxing state, which I can help you to, using guided relaxation. You can lay on my relaxation couch or sit in my comfy chair – you just need to be comfortable to allow your mind to relax and then focus on useful thoughts and suggestions. Significant and positive changes are made by my clients in a relatively short period of time.

I show my clients that they have the tools needed to unlock their future by making the changes they need in order to achieve their goals.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help you with…


We can all live on a daily basis with Stress as it keeps us focussed and motivation to get things done, however, Anxiety is different from stress and can be debilitating if we let it control us on a daily basis too


Confidence is vital for our mental wellbeing. It allows us to feel good about what we have achieved and our abilities to create positive opportunities for our future.


Sometimes, we can feel very low or perhaps fed up and this feeling does not leave you alone. Do you feel like you are living under a large black cloud.

Fears and Phobias

Phobias are very uncomfortable and upsetting and living with them can be very difficult as people organise their lives trying to avoid them.

My latest articles from my blog page

Where you want to be, not where you are.
How you’re going to get there, not what’s in your way.



"I have just completed my series of sessions with Maria.  She has unearthed a level of inner confidence and calmness during my working days that have significantly reduced my stress levels.  This is the most content I have felt both in and out of work for many years.  Thank you Maria"


Anxiety and Self-Confidence

"Having made various calls to therapists, I knew from the first moment I spoke with Maria that she was the right therapist for me. Maria is committed, knowledgeable, supportive and very understanding and patient. Now some two months later, I feel mentally stronger, calmer and more self- confident than ever before. I am ready to get on with the rest of my life. Darkness to Light is an outstanding counselling service."

JST, Kent 


"My sessions with Darkness2Light helped me understand why I have an Eeyore tendency, and how to overcome it. Long-term sleeping problems meant I was running off my primitive urges. By focusing on positive thoughts and actions, and relaxing through listening to Maria's lovely voice, after only five sessions I have changed my attitudes and increased my understanding. Highly recommended."

J. Leigh

Weight Management

"I had my second session with Maria today and I have to say I am really enjoying the experience and I am learning a lot. Maria is a truly warm and friendly lady who put me at ease straight away. I am so excited to see the results of our sessions together. I would highly recommend Maria to all who are wishing to move forward in their lives and overcome any hurdles."


Anxiety and Bruxism

"Just to say that after coming to see you recently concerning my anxiety issues and problems with teeth grinding I am pleased to inform you that I now feel much better and the grinding issue has eased off greatly and my anxiety issues have eased as well. Only four appointments and I feel much better and happier with life. Thank you so much."


Confidence in Presenting

I visited Maria twice and both times was so impressed with her knowledge of not only how the brain works but how our emotions are so linked to our mindset.  She helped me enormously and I can't recommend her high enough.  She's a definite light in any darkness.

Kathy K.

Fear of Flying

Maria was amazing.  She is a very positive person and very professional.  I would highly recommend her service.

Pippa J.