About me

Hello! I’m Maria Goldsmith

Maria has significant experience of leading and supporting people successfully through change: a highly skilled and qualified personal counsellor, mediator and trainer with considerable practical experience, available to deliver off the shelf and bespoke training and development solutions to a broad range of organisations, with specific experience in the public and voluntary sector.

Maria’s philosophy is built upon mapping, planning and delivering “win/win” outcomes that meet the needs of the individual and the organisation.

Maria can audit your organisation to create a tailor made development plan to suit your needs.

Previous Roles


Royal Mail
University of Kent
Atos medical AB
London Borough of Barnet
Goldsmith Counselling
Workplace Counsellor
Diploma in Counselling
Workplace Counsellor
Senior Resolution Consultant
Mediator / Counsellor / Trainer

what i treat


  • Absence Management
  • Appraisal for managers as appraisers
  • Assertiveness
  • Bullying and harassement Change management
  • Conflict management and poor behaviours
  • Consulting skills
  • Counselling
  • Customer care
  • Discipline capability and grievances
  • Effective meetings
  • Equalities ad diversity
  • Management and Leadership skills
  • Mediation
  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Negotiating and Influencing
  • Outplacement support
  • People management
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Retention
  • Stress
  • Team building
  • Writing skills
Environmental Stress Audit

Environmental Stress Audit

Designed for organisations and managers to assist in evaluating and tackling stressful situations within the workplace.

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Effective Meetings

Effective Meetings

Designed for all managers who may be required to investigate and prepare a report for a disciplinary, capability or grievance matter.

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Writing Skills

Writing Skills

Designed for people who need to write for their living at all roles and all levels

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Team Building

Team Building

Designed for any line manager wanting to build an effective team and motivate individuals.

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I have worked with Maria for a number of years now, and I asked Maria to provide a bespoke training course over a number of days to a team of newly appointed managers. During the delivery of these sessions she tailored the content to meet the needs of the group, focussing on specific areas as needed and as requirements changed. The feedback from my team was that Maria delivers training in a very engaging way that is both theoretical but also provides practical applications, they were 'buzzing' at the end of the sessions and I would definitely recommend using Maria for any training, mediation or counselling needs.

Yogita Popat, Head of Performance, Improvement and Inspection
Vandana Mahan

I have worked with Maria Goldsmith for ten years. Maria has resolved complex, sensitive cases. Maria has helped staff return from sickness and special leave circumstances and helped staff leave with dignity and compassion.

Vandana Mahan, HR Transformation at Capita
Blaise Egan

Maria is a counsellor with a great deal of experience in personal relationship advice. She speaks openly and honestly, but with sensitivity to others' needs. She has the knack of enabling others to talk candidly and helping them to examine their own feelings and needs. I would certainly recommend her.

Blaise Egan, Lead Data Scientist at BT

As an alternative provision providing education for learners with SEMH, The Pavilion can be a challenging environment for staff. Maria has provided opportunities for supervision and counselling as well as mediation sessions if, and when, needed. She is a fundamental resource at The Pavilion that supports the well-being of all staff, providing fair but firm encouragement back to work and challenge where needed. Maria has also lead a number of effective presentations to staff regarding professional behaviour and leadership.

Jo Kelly, Head Teacher
Evangelitsa Savva

Maria has an ability to gain one's confidence, to be objective and to listen. In my opinion Maria has the ideal qualities required for a counsellor.

Evangelitsa Savva, Management Head at Ashmore & Co Estate Agents