Maina Warraich

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MBACP Counsellor|RN| Counselling for Anxiety and Depression.
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Hitchin SG4 & Letchworth Garden City SG6
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Maybe you have anxiety and at times feel completely overwhelmed or numb. Maybe it's having an impact on your relationship with your loved ones and more importantly how you feel about yourself.

-Things don't have to stay this way.-


What if

You could gain a sense of peace and contentment to your everyday life.

What if

You could become more self-confident and trust yourself more.

What if

You could break the self-destructive patterns that are keeping you from becoming the person you want to be.

Hi, I'm Maina.

I'm a psychodynamic counsellor supporting clients with issues such as anxiety and depression, loss and bereavement, relationship problems, anger management, low self-esteem, health and family related issues.

I worked in the NHS as a nurse for over a decade before starting my counselling training. It was my professional and personal experiences that lead me into becoming a counsellor. 

I’m particularly passionate about supporting adults with anxiety and depression. I have experienced how isolating and debilitating it can be. 

People can say things like “just be positive” or “don’t worry about it”. It can be hard for them to understand that it isn’t as simple as just focusing on something else. I get it. It’s not something you can easily change.

How can I help you?

  • Together, we can work towards gaining a sense of peace and contentment in your everyday life and help you to feel more self-confident. 
  • I can help you to gain a better understanding of your current challenges and find a positive way forward.
  • Together, we can identify the background and triggers for your thoughts and feelings. It will give you the opportunity to explore and process difficult emotions and help you to become unstuck from your current situation.
  • I can support you in identifying and changing self-destructive behaviour patterns.

How to get started:

I understand it can be hard to reach out when you are struggling and it is important to find the right counsellor for you.

That is why I provide a free 20 minute phone call, so you can ask me any questions you might have and I can find out more about what is going on for you at the moment.

If you think I could be a good fit for you , please get in touch by email and we can arrange an initial free phone call.

I offer face-to-face and online sessions from my private practice in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling awarded by the Counselling Foundation.
  • Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling awarded by the Counselling Foundation.
  • Accredited EFT (Tapping) Practitioner with EFT International.
  • Certificate in Clinical Assessment Skills awarded by WPF Therapy.
  • Currently training to become a Breathwork Coach.
  • Registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and follow their code of ethics and guidelines.
  • Registered member of EFT International.
  • Registered as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
  • Fully insured and have an up-to-date DBS.

Recent CPD courses:

  • Anxiety Certification Course (Murrow and DuPont Spencer)
  • Calming the Anxious Brain (Dr.Pittman)
  • Cruse Bereavement Course
  • Finding Meaning in Loss (David Kessler)
  • Breath The Doorway to Your Autonomic Nervous System (Lorna Evans)
  • Mental Health and the Body: Treating Trauma (Carolyn Spring)
  • Working with Race in the Counselling Room  
  • Working with Trauma

Having a background in nursing has given me a comprehensive understanding of how our emotional, psychological and physical wellbeing are closely connected. 

I have worked as an Associate Counsellor at the Sadie Centre in Letchworth.

Due to my professional knowledge and experiences, I believe in an holistic approach to wellbeing. So, if it is right for you, I can incorporate other approaches, such as; mindfulness, breath work and tapping therapy.

Member organisations

BACP
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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Life transitions
  • Cultural identity and diversity
  • Mixed-race marriage and family

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Fees

£45.00 - £55.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

£45.00-£55.00 per 60-minutes counselling session.

£50 per 60 minutes tapping session.

I would like counselling and tapping therapy to be accessible to more people, so I have limited spaces with a reduced fee. Please mention this so we can discuss your circumstances.

When I work

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Further information

"At my first session with Maina , I felt comfortable and reassured I would be able to discuss some very difficult feelings with the hope that things were going to get better. I went initially to get help with the grieving process. We ended up also unwrapping complex issues that I thought I had already reconciled with. Her work is amazing and she has the right mix of skills to support you during the sessions and after. I left with a sense of hope as my anxiety and depression now had light. I am stronger than ever before and have been given the tools by Maina to cope with the knocks life throws at us. I highly recommend Maina's services and support." V.P

"Maina has a calm, reassuring energy and a great ability to listen carefully and help process a wide range of emotions through EFT. I always left each session feeling uplifted and hopeful, even when I arrived with the most overwhelming feelings. Together, we tapped on everything from performance anxiety and grief to relationship dynamics and chronic health symptoms. She is thorough and thoughtful, making sure she really tunes into what is going on for you as an individual." Louise, P.

"The EFT sessions I have had with Maina has enabled me to let go and accept my past traumatic events. I also had panic attacks and with Maina's help I can honestly say that they have gone away. EFT sessions have been transformational for me, it's a powerful technique that has calmed me massively. Maina has helped me learn to feel safe in my body and I feel so much stronger for it. I would highly recommend Maina's EFT sessions. Thank you so much again, Maina." Kay, B. Hitchin

Intech House, Wilbury Way, Hitchin, SG4 0TW

Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, SG6

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
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