Jason Maldonado-Page BA DipSW MA MSc (Individual, Couple and Family Therapy)
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I am a highly specialist systemic psychotherapist offering individual therapy, couples therapy (all relationships) and family therapy 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, flexible and inclusive 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 an introductory ‘getting to know’ session at half my fee where we can discuss your expectations for therapy as well as a plan which works best for you with no obligation to commit to ongoing work.
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 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 have held specialist and senior clinical posts at several prominent organisations such as the Great Ormond Street Hospital, the Royal Marsden Hospital, the Maudsley and Kings College Hospitals, the Bethlem Royal Hospital and the Tavistock and Portman. My first degree is in psychology from George Mason University in Washington DC. I have further Masters' degrees in both family and systemic psychotherapy from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London and in social work from London South Bank University.
I am currently the associate lecturer in systemic practice at the Tavistock and Portman. I have a wide range of clinical experiences including working in specialist services such as eating disorders, gender identity, learning disability and autism spectrum condition, cancer and bereavement.
I am an inclusive clinician sensitive to all aspects of diversity and I always 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 17 years. In my teaching and clinical practice I am drawn to the use of self and how we each make meaning from our lived experiences.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Inter-cultural relationships
- Home sickness
- Lone parenting
- Fostering and adoption
- Life without children
ONLINE FACE TO FACE THERAPY AVAILABLE
Introductory ‘getting to know’ session is half my fee
Individual Therapy: £80 for 1 hour
Couples Therapy: £100 for 1 hour
Family Therapy: £120 for 1 hour
Supervision (individual or group) - please contact to discuss
ONLINE FACE TO FACE THERAPY AVAILABLE
- The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
- The Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT)
- Social Work England (SWE)
Maldonado-Page, J. (2010) A day in the life of a CLIC Sargent Social Worker, Contact (a CCLG magazine): A helping hand for families of children and young people with cancer, Spring, Issue 46, page 8.
Maldonado-Page, J. (2017) How DNA helped to go deeper: A Puerto Rican therapist’s reflections of his exploration of ethnicity, Context: The magazine for family therapy and systemic practice in the UK, Issue 151, pages 23-26.
Maldonado-Page, J. and Favier, S. (2018) An invitation to explore: A brief overview of the Tavistock and Portman Gender Identity Development Service, Context: The magazine for family therapy and systemic practice in the UK, Issue 155, pages 18-22.
Maldonado-Page, J. (2020) Book review: A critical approach to surrogacy: Reproductive desires and demands, Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology: (ahead-of-print), pp. 1–2.
Find two of my published articles in the top 100 staff publication downloads at the Tavistock and Portman library: