Maura Brivio

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Therapy & Coaching: Adults, Children, Young people & Couples
Available for new clients
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Bath, BA1 2BT
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, I'm Maura and whether you are seeking support as an individual or as a couple , the therapy I provide is built around you and your own needs. My role is to assist and facilitate your own process in finding answers, and encourage you to implement solutions.

My way of work focuses on a curious, open exploration of what you bring in the room, and what might stand behind it in a process that will increase awareness and facilitate your own personal growth, change and affirmation, leading to a better present.

At the core of my practice is the respect of our uniqueness and diversity as human beings, meaning that I value and accept you as your own person. My approach is integrative, which means that I draw from several major schools of counselling and coaching, which allows me to offer flexible therapy to meet you and your needs. 

I like to work creatively and if it feels ok with you, we may integrate "talking" with other means that facilitate expression and exploration. 

So whether you are an individual trying to overcome a specific obstacle impacting on your day to day, or if you are experiencing stuckness or lack of direction; whether you feel you are not meeting your potential and want to learn more about yourself; or if feel lost, alone and misunderstood; or if a cancer diagnosis is impacting on you, 

Or a couple feeling disconnected from each other, struggling to communicate and understand one another's needs or if you find yourselves at a significant turning point in your relationship and need support figuring out a satisfactory outcome for both or if a cancer diagnosis is impacting on you, your partner and the dynamics of your relationship, 

I offer a warm and caring presence, non-judgmental listening and a supportive  environment that facilitates the expression of what is on your mind. I can provide guidance, validation, and an impartial perspective to help you identify and change unhelpful behaviours patterns; in therapy, we will explore and reflect on your relationship dynamics and you will learn effective communication strategies and conflict resolution skills so your needs, concerns, and expectations are heard and met with empathy and understanding. You will also learn to set healthy boundaries, make heartfelt repairs, and rebuild trust.

Working with Children ( from 5 years of age ) and Young People.

When children and young people face difficulties in life, it may happen that we as parents/carers may feel unskilled or not equipped in helping them. Using a variety of resources, I help children and young people explore, name and wonder about feelings and behaviour. I strive to offer a caring, warm and non-judgemental relationship where the child/young person feels free to unload and where it is ok not to have an immediate answer and solution.

The work focus is on helping them feel more relaxed when around uncertainties, and to equip them with strategies to deal with anxiety, low mood, anger, low self-esteem and grief, so that they can implement change when ready.

The work and the relationship that we develop, supports them to make sense of difficult emotions such as change, loss and fear and to accept them as part of life.

According to the age of the child, and the issue presented, parents may need to attend sessions as well.

The initial 20 minute telephone call is free of charge, so please  get in touch by email hello@maurabrivio.com

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Mentalization-Based Treatment for Families (MBT-F)
  • Relational Couples Therapy
  • Transformational Coaching
  • Cancer Counselling
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP )
  • Theraplay® ( Level 1 )
  • Mother & Daughter Relationship Therapeutic Coaching
  • Psychotherapeutic Counselling- Adults, Children and Young People

I am a fully qualified, DBS enhanced checked and insured member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and the NCPS (National Counselling society)  and abide by their ethical guidelines. I have professional, clinical supervision which is confidential.

I am passionate about my work and have acquired significant experience in diverse settings, including private practice, agencies, and educational institutions. I have had the privilege of working with clients of all gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, ethnicities, faiths, cultures, abilities, and sexual orientations, each presenting a wide range of emotional concerns. I am a race aware therapist  : https://tadf.co.uk/directory/

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am passionate about helping individuals to foster a good enough relationship with their parents and children . That is why I offer MOTHER & DAUGHTER THERAPEUTIC COACHING for parents and adult daughters and  PARENTING SUPPORT for all parents struggling to  create a nurturing and supportive environment that fosters their child's well-being.

here below the details:

MOTHER & DAUGHTER THERAPEUTIC COACHING

I specialise in assisting mothers and daughters in resolving their conflicts and finding solutions to improve their relationship.  If you feel misunderstood, frustrated, inadequate, judged, or unable to express yourself freely in your relationship with your mother or daughter, my Mother-Daughter Therapeutic Coaching can provide the support you need. Through Mother-Daughter Therapeutic Coaching, we will explore your relationship from a fresh perspective and create a roadmap for healing and strengthening it. Our work together aims to effectively address differences, recognise the deeper purposes and value within your relationship, and foster increased caring, respect, and support between you and your mother/daughter. One of the key focuses of our mother/daughter therapy will be navigating the challenges of being true to ourselves within the relationship while maintaining honest and loving communication with each other. Together, we will work towards achieving harmony and understanding in your mother-daughter bond.

Mother-Daughter work consists of initial 8 sessions with a set structure, format and price list ;  after the 8 sessions, the format and price will be the same as for couples' therapy.

The initial 20 minute telephone call is free of charge, so please  get in touch by email hello@maurabrivio.com

PARENTING SUPPORT

It is not unusual for parents to seek support to overcome difficulties in their relationships with their children, or to find more effective ways to listen, understand and manage behaviours or to discuss developmental concerns; some of you may be struggling with your own emotional well-being in the context of parenting or may be navigating major life transitions, such as divorce or blended families or a cancer diagnosis.

Parenting is a complex and demanding role and by engaging in therapy, you  can gain a better understanding of your own patterns of behaviours, beliefs, and emotions that are impacting your parenting style and ultimately the relationship with your children.

Through therapy, you can expect to learn healthier communication and problem-solving skills, deepen your understanding of your child's needs, and develop more positive and constructive parenting techniques. Additionally, therapy can help you navigate difficult emotions, build resilience leading to improved overall family functioning and well-being.

Engaging in parenting support leads to improved parental confidence and competence, enhanced family relationships; the development of effective parenting strategies support your child's growth and development. Ultimately, therapy can provide a supportive space for you to explore your concerns, gain new perspectives, and acquire effective strategies for addressing your unique family dynamics. 

Price and format same as therapy session for individuals and couples

The initial 20 minute telephone call is free of charge, so please  get in touch by email hello@maurabrivio.com

Fees

£80.00 - £130.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individuals- 50min session : £80

Couples - 60min session: £130

I offer some concessionary places at reduced rates for for trainee therapists, working students and anyone affected directly or indirectly by cancer or a life-threatening condition. I invite you to discuss this at the initial meeting. 

The work we do in therapy is based on a collaborative relationship: it is important we feel we are a "good match". After we have spoken on the phone or after an initial email exchange, it will be clear if we can to go on to schedule an initial session(assessment) or if a referral to a colleague or service would be more appropriate.

If we feel we can work together, we book an assessment where we talk more in depth about your situation and how to move forward. The assessment and following weekly sessions are charged the same.

I offer single sessions as well, to meet clients in their point of need, with no commitment required for further sessions. Price and duration different than normal sessions. Payment by bank transfer required before the session. 

Cancellation or missed appointments: 48 hours notice is required to cancel or move the session without incurring in pay the full cost of a session.

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Further information

You can email me with an inquiry. If you do not see my reply within 24 hours please check your spam/ junk folder

If you are enquiring for your son/daughter, can you specify which school they attend?

33A James Street West, Bath, BA1 2BT

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families

Key details

DBS check

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My practice is close to the town centre and transport links, with free parking nearby My room is on the 1st floor

Additional languages

Italian

Online platforms

Zoom
Maura Brivio
Maura Brivio