Psychotherapy with Maya

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My Approach

I’m an Integrative therapist because I don’t think one size fits all. Maybe because of my journey trying to navigate labels that feel limiting, I am passionate about offering a space that is free from expectations. As we get to know each other I will bring different tools. This might be looking at the past, focusing on the present or developing coping strategies to help you make the changes you need. 

My approach is based on PsychodynamicGestaltExistential and Person-centred therapy. This means I believe having a trusting relationship is essential to the work we will do together. I focus on helping you make sense of your experiences and how they are affecting you today. I also believe in helping you find tools to make the changes you need in your life.

I am bilingual in English and Spanish and am able to offer sessions in either of these languages.

Experience and Qualifications

I am a psychotherapist in training currently completing the latter stages of an Integrative Psychotherapy MSc at Metanoia Institute. I have experience working with:

  • Low mood and anxiety
  • Self-esteem and body image
  • LGBTQIA people
  • Relationship issues (romantic, family, friends)
  • Trauma
  • Bereavement
  • Gender identity
  • Sex and sexuality
  • Substance use and addiction
  • Self-harm and suicidality
  • Neurodiversity

I hold a BSc in Psychology and have been working in mental health for eight years, offering therapy for four of these. I have worked in supported housing with young people and adults struggling with their mental health and at risk of homelessness. I have also worked in an LGBTQ+ charity creating mental health plans and facilitating wellbeing groups. I currently work with a charity supporting people who have faced Adverse Childhood Experiences including being affected by HIV, mental health, addiction and domestic violence, among others.  

As is the case with all therapists, my work is under continuous clinical supervision with an experienced supervisor.   

Anti-Oppressive Practice

As a white, neurotypical and non-disabled therapist it is my responsibility to recognise the power I hold in the world and in the therapy room. I am committed to an anti-oppressive practice and continuously work on becoming more aware of my privilege and bias by attending several reflection groups and regular training.

I strive to make the room a space where we can speak openly about difference and power and recognise the impact this has. 

Ready for the next step?

Get in touch to arrange a free 15 minute consultation so you can ask any questions and get a sense of what working with me would look like. After this we can both decide if it feels right to start our journey together. 

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