Therapeutic Communities

Bayberry and Connect

Maria’s first part of her career was based in Therapy Communities for people with extreme emotional difficulties. She was amazed at the level of work that could be done within a authentically loving and caring environment. For many years Maria has been involved with Therapeutic Community work thus, becoming a specialist , researcher, trainer and consultant to their operational systems. Here she applies the principles to much of her work. This includes being humanistic, recognising the potency of learning on all levels within a safe and trusting environment. Providing challenges and recognising the impact of these as the process of reciprocal determinism for human to human contact that is inevitable.