Maia Kruger

Maia Kruger

10C Lordship Park
N16 5UD


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10C Lordship Park
N16 5UD


About me

During my training as an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist I have felt drawn to the work of Carl Rogers (1961). Rogers believed that each individual client had an intrinsic tendency to reach their full potential. When working with clients, I have seen their natural instincts to create and strive to reach goals in their personal development. I have also recognised the power of self- satisfaction when I achieve my own personal goals and reflect on the journey that has led me there.

Although my training has been integrative, I feel as though I have leaned towards working in a person-centred way developed from Humanistic therapy. This I feel reflects my own personality and has been influenced by my own therapy and the work which my Arts Organisation has developed on a grassroots level in the community of Hackney for past 20 years. Inspired and influenced by my upbringing in S.A. affected by both pre- and post-apartheid and the effect of political violence on human psyche led to personal research and 5 years’ experience working with survivors of torture with displaced communities.

Person-centred therapy holds the value that conditions must be created by the therapist to promote client growth. A client’s development may have been blocked by previous relationship dynamics, where they did not receive positive regard. It is my job as the therapist to create new conditions for my clients so that they can thrive and grow as individuals.

When incorporating the use of the Arts which helps transcend Cultural and language barriers.We endeavour to establish a trusting relationship in  a non-judgemental, safe environment where difficult emotions may be explored.

No previous Art experience is needed.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • 20 day observational placement at forensic/psychiatric secure unit
  • Two day training to volunteer at St John’s Hospice
  • Tavistock Training .Therapeutic Intervention with Dementia
  • Completed 3 day course C.A.T. Training. Working with Trauma, using Art based EMDR approach
  • One day course called Understanding and Working with Eating Disorders
  • M.A in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy (4 years part-time)
  • Counselling using the Arts course at IATE
  • Higher diploma in Therapy and Education in Art
  • One-day human rights training
  • Fine Art and Art in the community degree Middlesex University, part time


1-    2004 - present- Founder of   Songololo-feet. Funded for past four year to deliver Therapeutic Arts Projects in Praxis (Refugee organisation).Prior to this our funding has extended to Over 50’s Projects. Young people affected by gun and knife crimes in housing estates in Hackney and schools.

Annual school Projects for Greenwich Council rolling out awareness and mindfulness practice in relation to bullying and transition period

2-    2012 to present – part time Diploma and Masters in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy.

3-    2000 to present –Self-employed producing and selling hand-made printed garments at local markets and full time parent.

4-    2011 – 2015. Core Arts (Mental Health organisation) as a Printed textile tutor.

5-    2000 – 2005. Part-time Fine Art and Art in the community degree.(Set up Voluntary Organisation)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited



Initial introductory session 50mins is free.

I charge £65 per 50 minute session (this includes out reach individuals living in surrounding boroughs)

I offer a reduced rate to students £45 per 50 mins.

Group sessions £150 per 90 mins.

Further information

I'm fully registered as a practising Art Psychotherapist.

I have an up-to-date DBMS and I am insured as a therapist.

I have 20 years experience working with vulnerable clients in the community.

Maps & Directions

London, N16 5UD

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None