In 2011 HarmLESS Psychotherapy opened as a Social Enterprise to raise awareness around the issues affecting people who self-harm and/or may be at risk of suicide. We provide training and psychotherapy at a charge to ensure that we can offer free training and free support to those in most need. People who do not have the financial resources to access other forms of support.
A society conducive to health and well-being. A world where citizens play an active and fullfilling role, regardless of their personal circumstances, in helping communities and individuals to reduce the need to resort to self-harming behaviours to cope with everyday life stresses.
Reducing the number of people who need to resort to self-harming behaviours and enable a healthier and richer life experience for people in Scotland.
Maria Naranjo is fully qualified as Psychotherapist by Malaga University (Spain). She is a Chartered Psychologist registered with Colegio de Psicologos de Andalucia Oriental (British Psychological Society (BPS) equivalent in Spain). She is also registered with BPS as Graduate and with COSCA as Associate. Maria holds a Postgraduate Teaching Qualification and has trained as a trainer with EVOC (Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations Council). She is an ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) trainer. Person Centered Therapy principles underpin her therapeutic and training approach. She has trained extensively in Person Centered Planning has completed Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki at Practitioner level (Lendrick Lodge). Maria is also a WRAP (Wellness and Recovery Action Plan) facilitator.
Since inception we have provided learning opportunities for more than 600 people from all sectors.
Maria has been working with people who self harm for almost a decade. In her previous job for a National Charity she worked as Self Harm Co-ordinator and gained valuable experience and knowledge of the issues affecting people who engage on self harming behaviour and those who look after them, professionally or personally. Furthermore, she has provided managerial, developmental and strategic support to several projects. Hence Maria has worked wish issues such as secondary trauma, staff burnout, challenges to established policy and procedures, and risk assessments/management.
Maria has been delivering training for the best part of nine years to professionals of all backgrounds and also families affected by self harm.
Maria adheres to the Code of Conduct as set out by the British Psychological Society, COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland) and COPAO (Colegio Oficial de Psicologos de Andalucia Oriental).
Full credentials are available on request