Maia Kruger

Maia Kruger

10C Lordship Park
N16 5UD

0207 2415535 / 07941 618228

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About me

Offering Trauma informed Integrative Arts Therapeutic Interventions and Preventions.

Body Mapping

In an empathetic and confidential environment my clients and I work collaboratively  through Psychosymatic pain/tensions trapped in the body causing difficulties physiologically and Psychologically which often prevent oneself from living  life to its full.

Experience involves,music,various Art forms and curiosity!

My research and experience indicate that with the correct support,awareness and meaning can be obtained and personal narratives created.

Sensori-Motor Techniques

We (the client and myself) use various Art intervention techniques to help highlight emotional themes that have become too painful or traumatic to verbalize.

These techniques allow us to tap into forgotten implicit memories through the use of sensori-motor techniques,creating meaning,understanding and healing.

Art Based E.M.D.R.

Printed textiles and other Art forms are used through a re-wind process allowing Traumatic Images and experiences to be transferred and place in the memory part of the brain,preventing the repetitive nature of Trauma based effects to continue.


Creating space for a new-Narrative

All the above techniques have personally been created by myself and on going research highlighted through our co-founded Voluntary Arts Organisation, targeting hard to reach communities in London for the past 15 years.

State of the Art Trauma  and Neuro-science theoretical influences have been woven together with a grass roots community-based approach.

I am a mother of two adolescent sons, and as a result I am fully aware of the difficulties our young people are facing and the biased attitude preventing them tapping into the "essence" of their adolescence to reach their full potent

I am keen to work within famlies and educational systems to help redevelop vital communication networks,introduce new Trauma based Art Therapeutic tools to counteract negative coping statagies,preventing disfunctional and isolating behaviour and highlight the important re-modelling of young people's brains during the ages of 12-24 which cause there caotic, intolerable and often life changing experiences.

I lean towards working in a person-centric way developed from Humanistic therapy.

It is my goal as the Therapist to create new conditions for my clients so that they can thrive and grow autonomous.

No previous Art experience is needed.

Please call for a chat

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Honourary position in N.H.S. Arts in Health.
  • 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


2018 -         Art Therapist for  Centre for Better Health in Hackney.

2018 -          Funded to deliver Art Therapeutic 1/1 and group sessions for over 50's in


2017-2018 -   Honourary position with Arts in Health City and North West London N.H.S.

2004 - present - Founder of   Songololo-feet whiich is a Voluntary Arts Organisation with Art Therapeutic principals.

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.

2017- Psycho-Education: Art Therapeutic Intervention and Prevention for Greenwich Council Children Services to be delivered to teachers to roll out in schools.

2013- 2016. Masters in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy

2012 – Higher Diploma in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy

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

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

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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am currently part of  a team within City and North Weat London delivering Arts in Heath as a step down approach for people suffering from long term mental health problems or just having a difficult time.

We will be mirroring this approach in the Scouts hall in Stoke Newington,catering for young people in Hackney who have either been excluded from school or been through the mental health system.

We too are in the process of setting up a Trauma informed Art Therapeutic clinic on Church Street offering affordable and accessable service to London Community.

The Clinic will cater for 1/1 Clients,Therapeutic groups and Psycho-Educational Space.

This is functional at present but will be fully launched in September 2018.

Photos & videos

  • group sessions at Hackney City Farm
  • clients stall
  • Maia Kruger image 1
  • Art work from group session through free- expression.


Initial introductory session 50mins is free.

£65 per  Individual session 50 minute

£45 reduced rate for students,Families on low income

£150 per day per individual :Trauma informed Psycho-education using Art Therapeutic intervention-pevention for organisations and families.


Further information

I'm a practising Art Psychotherapist,Facilitator and Artist.

I have an up-to-date DBS and I am insured as an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist and as a Voluntary Arts organisation.

I have 20 years experience working with vulnerable clients in the Hackney and inner London communities.

Maps & Directions

London, N16 5UD

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Monday - Thursday 6pm-9pm Week-ends 10am-6pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme