What beautiful people said about their brave journey:
Maria K. Back in 2005, I was feeling very overwhelmed to deal with my problems. I had absolutely no control over my feelings and my life. I had tried psychotherapy in the past, but It didn’t really worked for me, so I was a bit reluctant to try again. A friend of mine recommended Maria. When I met her, I think I needed less than a minute to feel the chemistry and instant trust in her. Maria is a warmhearted, polite and kind person who instantly inspired me to think that my life can get better, that we could work together and that my trust will not be betrayed. Maria is the therapist that allowed me to feel secure. She is very knowledgeable; she helped me learn how to balance my thoughts and my feelings without neglecting or diminishing either one. Through our work I have learned how to handle life’s ups and downs, how to express my feelings without feeling overwhelmed by them. I have learned how to be more forgiving and accepting; how to be connected with myself and my needs; how to feel important, competent, and significant; how to “walk on other people’s shoes” and consider other points of view without feeling threatened or hurt. Through our work I have started living my life…….. A HUGE THANK YOU, Maria, for helping me to believe in ME…
D.A Depression, injustice, life without meaning…These were the words I used to describe my life. One day I decided that something must change….A very close friend of mine, introduced me to the idea of psychotherapy and recommended Maria. I was very determined so I committed to our work. Maria was there every step of the way as the light I was trying to follow to get out of the darkness. She was very professional; stable as a rock against every challenge I put her through, sweet, supportive with a big hug as a dear friend! We worked on my emotional growing up by helping me understand more about myself, by accepting my weakness and by coaching me how to handle difficult situations. Now I feel more balanced, I feel happier and whenever I fall, I know how to help myself rise again! This is the reason I suggest to everyone to start learning about themselves through therapy because I believe this improves our life as well as the lives of our loved ones.I would recommend Maria at once for her very strong skills as a therapist, the excellent way of approaching other people and helping them to open up, her experience in handling challenges but also for being an amazing person!!! Thank you Maria!!!
V.K. Conflicts with my family, my inability to set boundaries in relationships and a lot of fears and anxiety led me to psychotherapy. I have always been open to do psychotherapy or counselling but I was very cautious concerning the skills and the efficiency of the practitioners with whom I were to get involved. My experience with Mrs Kardasi was more than positive and I am very grateful to her. The results of her support were obvious to me right away as I realised what was going on with me. I soon confronted my fears, improved my self-confidence, matured emotionally and I am now capable to understand what really goes on with myself and my relations with my family and friends. I have already recommended Mrs Kardasi to friends of mine who were suffering and feeling as desperate as I did when I was first introduced to her therapeutic sessions. I would readily and heartily recommend her, as an extremely efficient and considerate therapist to anyone in need for emotional support. E.P Few years back, there was a time in my life when I realised that something was “wrong”, that I was making the same mistakes over and over again. My constant panic attacks led me to seek help from a professional. When I was searching for the right counsellor, I didn’t really know what to look for. When I first met Maria it was the perfect “click”. I felt it in the very first minutes. I knew that this person could “see through” me, she could feel me, she could help me understand my emotions and realise my actions further. She managed sensitively to bring out the fragile parts of me, reassuring me at the same time that all this inner process and mixed emotions are normal. She is the person that you can depend on; she gets in your shoes; she is decisive where she should be, always tells you the truth and at the same time she is comforting. I have definitely been suggesting counselling to my friends who wish to find out more about themselves, to get in touch with their feelings, to broader their mind and most importantly to see life from another point of view. Maria is the ultimate suggestion to help you throughout this process. I am grateful I have met her and chose her as my counsellor. It was a decision that changed my life.
Thanos I was very hesitant to reach out for professional help, afraid it would make me feel weak. Suddenly one day I lost my mother… Her death left us with unanswered questions... After a while my girlfriend, my father, my brother, my colleagues, everyone needed something from me and I was feeling lost, stressed and torn in every direction. I decided I needed some help to sort things out. Maria helped me understand about my mother, my relationship with her, my relationship with others and most importantly my relationship with myself. Maria made me feel safe; she is someone with deep understanding, someone I can trust with my most intimate thoughts. She helped me learn how to acknowledge my feelings and how to express them. What I value most is that she helped me to accept that it is OK not to be in control of everything and that it is up to me to decide if I will let bad things pull me down or if I will learn by them and move on to become a stronger person.
St.P I realized that I had to seek help from a professional when I couldn’t face the choices I have made in life, when I was getting so mad with myself and others, when I couldn’t enjoy anything in my life, when everything seemed too much or unbearable, when my friends couldn’t help me anymore. It took just three sessions with Maria, to feel comfortable enough to entrust her with secrets I had kept hidden even from my closest friends. Maria helped me figure out every issue that was bothering me, to see things from a different perspective so I could cope with in a better and more productive way. She helped me learn how to acknowledge my true needs, to re- prioritise what is important in my life. I can truly say that Maria has the gift to find the right way to reach you and help you realise how your mind and feelings work and help you find ways to change what no longer works for you.
Helen Z My psyche-journey started at a time when I felt an inner emptiness regardless of what I had achieved so far in my life. I was feeling constantly down, I was using self -destructive ways to escape from my stressful reality, I couldn’t understand what was wrong with me. A friend of mine suggested I should try psychotherapy and recommended Maria as the therapist who combined a nice personality and an outstanding professionalism. When I met Maria, I felt as if I knew her already and without hesitation I opened up to share my thoughts, feelings, and my concerns. Maria is always present to listen and support me in every aspect of my life. She offers guidance on how to see the real dimensions of a problem I face, without providing a ready solution. She “holds my hand” all the way, giving me the “tools” to choose what suits me best. She is a very loving, kind, compassionate person, and a remarkable professional. I feel very grateful for meeting her for she has helped me find meaning and purpose in my life. I owe her a lot and the only thing I can say is a big Thank You! Psychotherapy is the most priceless gift I ever offered to myself. If every person could decide to go through psychotherapy I strongly believe our lives would be much richer. It is a challenging process that you have to commit to but it is definitely worth it! Helen Z.
V.M I started individual psychotherapy 12 years ago when I was in a very bad psychological state due to intense problems with my parents. Their disapproval of my choice of partner and mode of life was quiet extreme and this had a serious effect on my life. I was constantly feeling very sad, angry and disappointed with them and my partner. The stress was so extreme that I was often paralysed by stomach aches. I was feeling very helpless and I was in constant dilemma of what choices to make for my life. My work with Maria helped me figure out what to choose based on my needs. She helped me find out why my parents had this stance towards me and my partner and what their sense of love and happiness was. I managed to learn a lot about myself, and accept my positive and less positive sides. After many years of hard work I finally created a healthier relationship with them. They have respected my needs and the choices I have made for my life with my partner (who is now my husband). I also managed to understand the source of my panic attacks and of certain phobias I had and eventually I got over them. My work with Maria also involved couple therapy. Maria mirrored to me and my partner the way our families’ histories influenced our relationship. We managed to find ways to improve our communication skills, how to bridge our differences, how to work on common ground. We managed to learn how to fight and make it all right. I liked how she remained objective towards both of us, and how she could make us focus on solutions instead of problems. Maria is an objective and reliable source of knowledge. She is very keen in relating your problems with the issues you need to work on and she is very reassuring. Every time I felt despair she managed to inspire me with optimism, by showing me the positive side in everything I was going through. My husband and I still seek her advice whenever a difficult issue might come up regarding our relationship or issues regarding the upbringing of our little boy. I believe in psychotherapy and I recommend Maria, since I have personal experience of how she works, how she can help you evolve and gain serenity and fulfilment in life.
L.V I believe counselling is the best way one can choose to find solutions to the problems he/she faces. I followed the path of psychotherapy when I was facing difficult issues with my daughter’s adolescence. I was feeling as if I was drowning, like there was no way out, like I was losing my child. At first I was a bit hesitant towards therapy and a little afraid of what I might discover but pretty soon I found relief. I was looking forward to every session and joy for what I was discovering in the process. I always suggest and recommend therapy to people who face difficulties. I believe that if everyone could have this experience, we would live in a better world. My experience with Maria has been fantastic! From the very beginning I felt a great sense of warmth and closeness. Every session felt as if I was meeting with my best friend, who could actually help me resolve my problems. We managed to work out a lot of my issues quite soon. She has this unique way of grounding me and making me see the reality of things. With the use of ‘magic words’ (just simple words that work like magic!) she helped me unstuck from years of obsessive thoughts, of regrets, and guilt. Her presence and our talks still remain very precious to me.
Cilia Bou. Starting psychotherapy at the age of 16 (due to various adolescence and family issues) was like starting anew. I remember being quite open to the idea as I wanted to become a psychologist, so in a way I felt it was also part of the process. Everything was going smoothly at the beginning, but along the way I came to face a lot of challenges. ‘It is part of the process’ I remember telling myself, ‘It is all in the mind’. All this challenging work wouldn't be possible without the help of my beloved therapist, Mrs Maria, who stayed so optimistic and positive throughout all this process. There were times I wanted to run and never come back… but I always came back, and how happy I am that I did! I believe psychotherapy is a bitter -sweet process that all people should try sometime in their life. It makes life worth living! It is so important to have someone (a therapist) to believe in you and support you! I really miss you Mrs Maria, but I am soooo glad that every day I strive and become a better person!
V.H Maria was my therapist for 7 years. With her help I have managed to achieve great progress in various areas of my life. Mainly, she has helped me to deal with my depression and my anxiety; how to get rid of the anger inside me and how to become more socially involved. I always had the impression that prior to our every session, she had studied and prepared for her work with me. I felt that she was totally focused on me, my needs, my issues, my defences. She used various techniques to deal with whatever I needed each time. Maria is a very dedicated and giving person. She is professional and very supportive and her interest for her clients is real and genuine. She managed my often aggressive attitudes, my doubts and denial towards her and later towards the members of the group with great patience, empathy and confidence. We used to hug at the end of every session… I owe her the fact that I have learned how to hug and connect with others, which is something that I did with great reluctance and avoidance before. I am very grateful for my work with Maria, I thank her very much and I wish her all the best!
NM. I don’t know how I can ever express enough how happy and grateful I feel for having you in my life! To have someone to share your innermost thoughts and feelings, without fear and judgement and helping you figuring them out is the most important thing in life!! Thank you Maria mou!
LM My dearest sweet Maria! Thank you for seeing ME, for holding my hand throughout my whole journey! Thank you for helping me finding my real calling! I fought hard, I didn’t give up and I made it!! One of the most precious gifts life has ever offered me, was meeting and working with you! I was lost and you helped me find my way again. You were there with me, bearing every up and low, every resistance, every confusion. Always with love, understanding, patience, without judgement, with humour and compassion! Thank you for believing in me! Every time!!Thank you!!!
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