Maura Brivio- MBACP Reg-
The Therapy Rooms
32 New Road
The Practice Rooms
26 Upper Borough Walls
"The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself."
Whether you are trying to overcome a specific obstacle and experiencing stuck-ness or lack of direction; whether you feel you are not meeting your potential and want to learn more about yourself ; or if you would like to be heard and listened to, I offer a warm and caring space for you to getting back in touch with who you are and your needs. I believe in the importance of warmth, confidentiality, presence and respect to form the basis of a rapport where you are able to feel and express yourself and explore your life in order to be at peace with your experience and move forward.
The counselling I provide is built around you as individual and your own needs.
My role is to assist and accompany you in your own journey, in a way which enables your inner resources and strengths to be unveiled and perused; supporting you to reconnect with yourself and with what is going on both within and around you, noticing your responses and facilitating your own personal change and growth.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. My approach is Integrative, which means that I draw from several major schools of psychotherapy with preference for the Existential-Gestalt approach. At the core of my practice is the respect of our uniqueness and diversity as human beings meaning that I value and accept you as your own person.
I am a fully qualified, insured and registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by their ethical guidelines. I have professional, clinical supervision which is confidential.
I am passionate about my work and have been gaining valuable experience working both in private practice and in different agency settings where I meet male and female adult clients of any class, ethnicity, faith, belief, culture, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity presenting a variety of emotional issues.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Initial session: £40 for one hour appointment with no obligation beyond the first appointment. Counselling is a collaborative relationship based on trust; it is important to find the right person to work with so the first session is an opportunity to see if we are well suited to work together as well as looking at how counselling can support you, exploring your goals, expectations and anxieties about the process, and any other questions you may have.
Following sessions: £40 per 50 minute session- Concessions available.
Payment by cash at each session; BACs payment possible in advance.
I offer both limited and open ended therapy, in English and Italian, face to face and by Skype if preferred.
Cancellation or missed appointments
If you are unable to keep your appointment, please give 24 hours notice, otherwise a cancellation fee incurs.
I work at The Practice Rooms, 26 Upper Borough Walls, Bath, BA1 1RH and at The Therapy Rooms, 32 New Rd, Chippenham SN15 1HP
The Practice Rooms are located above a retail unit, on a corner opposite the Mineral Hospital in the centre of Bath.They are a ten minute walk north of the bus and railway stations. The nearest parking (paid) is available at The Podium, Broad Street or Kingsmead Square car parks.
At 32 New Rd, Chippenham SN15 1HP I have got a room above the Hathaway Surgery. Parking space available either in the surgery car park or at the Hathaway Retail park.
Unfortunately both premises do not have disabled access.
You can either email (preferred)with an inquiry or call my mobile- please be aware that the voice machine is on when I am with clients. Please leave your name and number and when it would be convenient for me to return the call and if it is ok to leave a message, or any alternative ways you wish to be contacted.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday & Wednesday- spaces available in Bath -Friday: spaces available in Chippenham
Types of client