Maia Kruger

Maia Kruger

10C Lordship Park
London
Middlesex
N16 5UD

0207 2415535 / 07941618228

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10C Lordship Park
London
Middlesex
N16 5UD

0207 2415535 / 07941618228

About me

I am a trained and experienced Integrative Arts Psychotherapist.

I offer an empathetic and confidential space where my clients and I can collaboratively work through the difficulties that often prevent oneself from living  life to its full. I also believe that with the correct support this could be possible.

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

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 potential.

I am keen to work within famlies and educational systems to help redevelop vital communication networks,introduce new tools to counteract negative coping statagies,preventing disfunctional and isolating behaviour.

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

My research is in trauma and Neuro-science and my work reflects this.

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.

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

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

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

Hackney

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) www.songololo-feet.org.uk

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

HCPC

Photos & videos

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

Fees

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Monday - Wednesday 10am-8pm Thursdays - 2pm-9pm Weekend Art Therapy courses starting shortly in StokeNewington Church Street.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme