I am a qualified counsellor of 20 years experience. I have lived in France for 12 years. I work with individuals, families and couples and offer confidential treatment & support.

I work with all sexual orientations, cultures and religions in a non-discriminatory way. I am professionally supported through supervision and ongoing training.

My qualifications include:

  • Diploma in Advanced Humanistic Counselling
  • Relate Marriage Guidance Training
  • Certificate in Therapeutic Groupwork
  • Relational Couples Therapy

I work from my office in the quiet village of Paraza, situated on the Canal du Midi south of Carcassonne. Dept 11. Some clients prefer to contact me using Skype and talk face to face over the Internet. Please contact me to see if this would be suitable for you.

I offer a free 30 minutes initial meeting which gives the opportunity to meet and ask questions on how best we can work together. I specialise in assisting people during times of their lives when they do not know where to turn.

I offer confidential counselling to help you in the following areas:

  • Abuse
  • Affairs and Betrayal
  • Addiction
  • Anger and Stress
  • Anxiety and Phobias
  • Anorexia
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bereavement, Loss & Grief
  • Loneliness
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Couples Therapy
  • Communication Problems
  • Domestic Violence
  • Depression
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Panic Attacks
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Pain and Illness

This is by no means an exhaustive list of the issues I have dealt with in the past and the issues do not represent you as a person. They may however help you decide what may currently be causing your unhappiness with yourself or others in your life.

I use a person-centred approach in my counselling as well as drawing on a Transactional Analysis framework which aims to address both your present functioning and past experiences.

Sessions are charged at an hourly rate of 50 for individuals and 80 for couples and are in English.

To contact me:

Telephone: 07 86 45 99 93


Maria McLaughlin
3 Place de l'eglise
11200 Paraza

Siret 819 160 458 0017


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