Maura Cowen MBACP

Maura Cowen MBACP

About Balance
29-22 Gloucester Place
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 4AA

Centre For Emotional Development
Clermont Road
Preston Park
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 6SG

07952 233579

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About Balance
29-22 Gloucester Place
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 4AA

Centre For Emotional Development
Clermont Road
Preston Park
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 6SG

07952 233579

About me

Are you feeling anxious? Perhaps struggling to understand your own feelings or thought patterns? Is a sense of sadness becoming depression, and not resolving itself in spite of the resources you have available? You may not know why you are experiencing discomfort, or you may have a specific focus to discuss. It is not uncommon for people to reach a point where they need a confidential space to express ideas and to re-evaluate their options. Many have need of a space which is different to that offered by friends and family; non judgemental, devoted to your betterment, reliable and safe. My aim as a therapist is to provide support for you to explore what may be making you feel ill at ease.

Sometimes we identify unsatisfying patterns in our lives, such as relationship difficulties. We might experience a more general sense of unfulfilment or wish to reevaluate our identities. Sometimes we go through a specifically challenging time, with the loss of a job or breakup of a relationship. Finally, some events make the life we know difficult to cope with, such as a traumatic experience.

I can provide shorter or longer term support through psychotherapy. We will regularly review our work to ensure it is, in fact, supporting you and enriching your thinking.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have provided therapy in charity settings, in the NHS and in private practice. I have experience in working with a variety of cultures. I have worked with anxiety, anger management, trauma, self-confidence and identity issues, as well as difficulties in current relationships and a need to understand past relationships. I have particular interest and experience in the impact of our early contexts on our ways of functioning, and a numbers of years of experience in the field of trauma, including domestic violence. I have supported clients for over 8 years, offering a variety of contract lengths and styles of working in response to how clients may work as well as in response to changing need.

I attained a Certificate in Counselling Skills at the Westminster Pastoral Foundation. Through studying at Metanoia Institute in Ealing I attained a Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.

I am a registered member of the BACP and abide by their ethical guidelines. My work is supervised by a qualified supervisor.

Member organisations

BACP

Other areas of counselling I deal with

coping with work-related stresses

strengthening a sense of self, and inner resources

working on difficult childhood contexts and their impact

Photos & videos

  • Time to reflect

Fees

My fee is £45 for our 50 minute sessions. Do contact me to discuss your situation, as concessions are available for those in need.

Fees are reviewed periodically, with notice given of any changes made.

Further information

I believe that the relationship and trust between therapist and client is the most important element in therapeutic work, where we will aim to better understand what is causing you disharmony. It is common to meet for a few sessions to decide if working together is what will help you most.

I am an integrative therapist, which means that I draw from a range of therapies in order to best support you. I have experience in using art, natural materials and writing, to further explore issues as they arise.

The consulting rooms in Clermont Road are next to Preston Park train station and near a range of bus routes. Free parking is available in local streets. The rooms in About Balance are in a central location in Brighton, close to bus routes and within walking distance of Brighton station.

Contacting the mobile number given above, will be the quickest way of getting in touch. I will answer each message left.

Maps & Directions

Brighton, BN1 4AA
Brighton, BN1 6SG

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Weekday and early evening slots available.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
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