Dr. Maura Abdelall CPsychol, Chartered Counselling Psychologist
Psychotherapy is a good place to start if you are feeling angry, helpless, stressed, confused and want to change this. Therapy is also a way to become more self aware and develop an inner sense of acceptance, reducing the self destructive behaviours one may hold.There is much research that has found psychotherapy to be helpful, enabling individuals to change their unhelpful ways of thinking, behaving and therefore feeling better able to cope with things in life.
In my work, establishing a nurturing and trusting relationship with my clients is important as I believe that it is fundamental to the effectivenes of therapy. My therapeutic work is aimed at providing a safe and trusting therapeutic space in which the client feels able to explore and process deep hidden emotions. The aim of therapy is to arrive at a deeper understanding of oneself and subsequently change, but also acceptance of one self.
I use a combination of Humanistic, Psychodynamic and CBT theories to guide my clinical practice. Therapy is tailored according to each person’s difficulty. Selecting the therapy modality is discussed at the assessment stage, as each person is individual in their presenting difficult and how they wish to work through things.
If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, difficulties in your relationships and feel you would like to speak to someone about this, feel free to contact me for an informal conversation. I work with individuals experiencing a variety of difficulties, including: general anxiety, depression, panic, worry, OCD, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, stress and sleep difficulties.
My practice is located in South Wimbledon, easy to get to by public transport. It’s 2 min walk from South Wimbledon northern line underground station. It’s 5 mins bus ride from Wimbledon. Trains from London Waterloo to Wimbledon take approximately 20 mins.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have completed my Doctorate in Counselling psychology and I am registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
My previous trainings include: Post Grad Dip Counselling Psychology (City University London); Post Grad Diploma in Attachment- Based Therapy (The Wimbledon Guild); BSc (Hons) Psychology (Goldsmiths University of London).
I am currently working in the NHS as a Counselling Psychologist, providing talking therapy to individuals affected by various anxiety disorders and/or depression. I also hold a private practice in the evenings and on weekends. Over the years I have worked within different settings, including charities with a range of people from different genders, cultures, religions, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. I have also worked using different therapeutic modailties (CBT, Humanistic and Psychodynamic) depending on the persons difficulty and what they want to achieve in therapy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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£80 per 50 min session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Evenings and weekend
Types of client