Jason Maldonado-Page BA DipSW MA MSc
Near King's College Hospital
0207 924 0926
I am a Systemic Psychotherapist working with individuals (adults), couples (of all types) and families (children and young people included) in Camberwell in South London (zone 2). I am located minutes from King's College Hospital and am easily accessible from Brixton, Herne Hill, Dulwich, Walworth and the Oval. I am well serviced by public transportation from Denmark Hill, Loughborough Junction and Brixton stations as well as the 35, 45 and 345 buses.
My practice ethos:
I offer a safe, confidential and flexible service where I work relationally, focusing on the relationships within which difficulties arise, where they persist and where sustainable change can occur. My ethos is that you are not the problem. The problem is the problem and your relationship with the problem is the problem. I believe in being creative and taking time to establish a good therapeutic relationship to try and understand your current life struggles. Often talking to an impartial person can put things into perspective and can lead to meaningful change necessary for your preferred future.
Change is scary, but not changing can be even scarier. I know from first-hand experience that it can be daunting to see a stranger to discuss aspects of your life which you find difficult. It is important that any therapist that you choose is the right person for you and someone who will safely and competently guide you through an exploration of these challenges in a supportive way and in a comfortable environment.
It is important that I am the right person for you and so I offer a reduced rate ‘getting to know you’ session where we can discuss your expectations for therapy and a plan which works best for you.
What is systemic Practice:
"Family and Systemic Psychotherapy - helps people in a close relationship help each other. It enables family members, couples and others who care about each other to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely, to understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on strengths and make useful changes in their relationships and their lives. Individuals can find Family Therapy helpful, as an opportunity to reflect on important relationships and find ways forward.” (AFT)
Training, qualifications & experience
I have nearly twenty years' experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in a variety of statutory and voluntary settings both in the USA and the UK. I earned a BA in Psychology from George Mason University in Washington DC and completed my MA and DipSW in Social Work from London South Bank University. I qualified as a Systemic Psychotherapist (MSc with Distinction) at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London where I completed my postgraduate research on fathers’ experiences of bereavement.
I currently work as a Highly Specialist Family and Systemic Psychotherapist in the Gender Identity Development Service at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust where I previously worked as a Specialist Clinical Social Worker in the Lifespan Learning Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorder Service. I have extensive hospital experience, having worked at the Great Ormond Street and Royal Marsden Hospitals working with chronic illness, late effects, bereavement and the impact they have on us and our relationships. I currently run bereavement groups for a national children’s cancer charity.
In addition to my South London practice and clinical NHS role, I am a visiting lecturer on a number of postgraduate modules and previously lectured and also module led on the qualifying Social Work undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at London Metropolitan University. In addition to teaching, I am a practice assessor, trainer, reflective group supervisor and dissertation supervisor.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Carer support
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Inter-cultural relationships
- Home sickness
- Lone parenting
- Fostering and adoption
- Life without children
Initial 'getting to know you' session: 1/2 price for 1 hour
Individuals: £50 for 50 minutes
Couples: £65 for 1 hour
Families (3 or more persons): £80 for 1 hour and 10 minutes
I am sensitive to all aspects of diversity and take into consideration identity and culture. I am Puerto Rican, was born in New York City, received my secondary education in rural Virginia and have lived in London for 13 years. In my NHS and private clinical practice, I am drawn to the use of self and how we each make meaning from our lived experiences.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|