Dr Maura Abdelall

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CPsychol, Chartered Counselling Psychologist
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Wimbledon, London, SW19
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About me

Hello and Welcome.
I am qualified Counselling Psychologist and I have a deep interest in human development, particularly in attachment, and how our early relational experiences influence  how we then relate to ourselves and others in the world.

How I work
In my work, establishing a nurturing and trusting relationship with clients is important, as I believe that it is fundamental to the effectiveness of therapy. My therapeutic work is aimed at providing a safe and trusting therapeutic space in which one can feel able to explore and process deep hidden emotions.

I use a combination of Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) theories to guide my clinical practice. Therapy is tailored according to each person’s difficulty. Selecting the type of therapy can be discussed at the assessment stage, as each person is individual in their presenting difficulty and how they wish to work through things.

Why Therapy?
Life can be challenging and uncertain especially in these current times, and one may find it a struggle to cope with life. Anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, panic, irritability, stress and excessive worry are some of the symptoms that can can lead to one feeling overwhelmed. Overtime this can also start to impact our physical health negatively. 

Research has consistently found that counselling and psychotherapy enables individuals to change their unhelpful ways of thinking and behaving and therefore feeling better able to cope with things in life. This in turn will make it more likely that a person also cares for themselves better- not just mentally but also physically.

Types of Therapy Offered

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is aimed at helping individuals learn how their thinking style and behaviour can affect how one feels (ie. anxious/depressed/angry/guilty), and to learn ways to help with this. CBT therapy is a structured therapeutic approach, involving completing tasks (e.g. diary, thought records, questionnaires), challenging unhelpful thinking styles and testing out beliefs with "small experiments". There is much research that shows that CBT therapy is particularly helpful in treating anxiety disorders (e.g. OCD, panic, phobia, health anxiety, social anxiety).
  • Psychodynamic therapy/Dynamic Internal personal therapy is an explorative therapy, which focuses on how early our relational experiences can influence how one relates to oneself and others. There may be repeated unconscious patterns in relationships which cause distress and the person is not sure why this keeps happening. These repeated patterns of behaviour can be understood in terms of an attachment or relational style, often formed from our early relational experiences. This type of therapeutic approach is seen to be more helpful for difficulties including chronic depression, low-self esteem, emotional dysregulation and childhood trauma.
  • Humanistic therapy focuses on each individual as having the potential and ability to know what is good for them. This approach emphasises the importance of being true to oneself to lead a most fulfilling life. It sees the individual as searching for some personal meaning in life, but who is capable of finding a deeper self-understanding, growth and healing within themselves.

Difficulties I Work With
I work with individuals experiencing a variety of difficulties, including:
-general anxiety
-obsessive compulsive disorder
- relationship difficulties
-low self-esteem
-social anxiety
-sleep difficulties
- childhood difficulties, including sexual abuse

Contact Details
You can contact me by telephone on 07931229137 or can send me a message or by visiting website www.macounsellingpsychology.co.uk.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Qualified Counselling Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and the British Psychological Society. I have completed a doctoral training in Counselling Psychology and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Attachment-Based Therapy. I have also trained in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist (DIT). I currently work in the NHS as a Counselling Psychologist and hold a private psychotherapy practice. I provide CBT, psychodynamic attachment-based therapy and integrative therapy (a combination of both).

I have worked with people presenting with various difficulties, including; anxiety, depression, panic, stress, OCD, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, sleep difficulties and childhood trauma. I have worked in various settings including voluntary charities and the NHS, enabling me to encounter and work with individuals of diverse age, gender, religion, ethnicity and socio-economic backgrounds. 

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British Psychological Society (BPS)

British Psychological Society

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Attachment and relationship difficulties


£120.00 per session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Wimbledon, London, SW19

Type of session


Types of client

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

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Dr Maura Abdelall
Dr Maura Abdelall