About us

Art therapist Maria Lazopoulou's portrait
Art therapist Maria Lazopoulou's portrait

Maria Lazopoulou,
Transpersonal Arts Counsellor

My name is Maria Lazopoulou and I welcome you to 1 on 1 Care. I am a Transpersonal Arts Counsellor based in East Grinstead, particularly experienced in counselling adults, children, and teenagers dealing with PTSD, anxiety, depression, and addiction.  

Having travelled throughout my childhood, I became fascinated by the way our environment shapes and defines sociocultural behaviors and norms. Working in education, I quickly realised how much of an obstacle mental health was to learning and self-actualisation.

I decided to train as an arts counsellor as I wanted to devote my life to creating a safe, happy society. I consider it a moral responsibility to ensure our children inherit a world that is safer and happier than the one in which we were born.

Professional affiliation: Member, Alumni Association, Association Anthroposophic Therapeutic Arts

Certification: Certificate of Profieciency BACP Registration (Number: 378590)

2018: Tobias School of Art and Therapy, East Grinstead 

2009: Canterbury College, Canterbury, Level 2 Certificate in Adult Learning Support: Education

2006: University of Kent, Canterbury, MA in Social Anthropology

2005: University of Kent, Canterbury, Bachelor of Arts: Social Anthropology

2020-Current: School Counsellor, Your Space Therapies, East Grinstead, West Sussex

2020-2021: School Counsellor, Fegans, East Grinstead, West Sussex

2019-Current: Independent Transpersonal Arts Therapist and Art Therapy Workshop’s Leader, East Grinstead

2017-2018: Palliative Care, Lewis Mayo Clinic, East Grinstead

2017-2018: Trauma Therapist, Street Talk, Brixton, London

2015-2018: Volunteer School Counsellor, Place2Be, Croydon, London

2014-2016: Arts Counsellor, Mill View Care Home, East Grinstead

Since 2015, I have been running group therapy workshops addressing themes such as anxiety, depression, and team building

Materials including clay, fabrics, and acrylics are employed according to the theme being addressed. The overall aim is to help people reconnect with themselves and their environment in a wholly natural way.

Clients include social workers, therapists, accountants, and business owners.

“Thank you for the great experience that you offered me.”

“Thanks to you, I met new people, I shared a part of my soul, and I discovered new things about myself, which I had never known.”

“I loved every minute of cooperation with you and thanks for your patience.”

“I learned how to express myself via art.”

“We built a circle of sisterhood, inspiration and internal search, something which I will never forget in my life.”

“The women who run with the wolves, I will keep them inside my soul, like a talisman and a sweet memory. I am looking forward for our next meeting!”

Kristen Neumann-Martiensen,
Virtual Assistant

Welcome to 1 on 1 Care and I look forward to hearing from you soon! As Maria’s Virtual Assistant, I help take care of pesky admin tasks, like invoices and website updates, so she can fully focus her energies on being your counsellor.

It’s my pleasure to work with Maria because I strongly believe in the art counselling she provides. Whether you’ve been working with Maria for some time, a new client, or just interested in 1 on 1 Care’s services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions you may have.

Maria has hired me as a Virtual Assistant through Adminly, which supports well-being providers with administrative tasks.

portrait of Kristen, virtual assistant to art therapist Maria L
portrait of Kristen, virtual assistant to art therapist Maria L