Maura Brivio- Psychotherapeutic Counsellor -MBACP Reg-
Whether you are 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, I offer a warm and caring presence, non-judgmental listening and a supportive environment that facilitates the expression of what is on your mind.
The therapy I provide is built around you as individual and your own needs. My role is to assist and support you, facilitating your own process in finding your own answers and implementing solutions. This 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 growt, change and affirmation.
CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
When children and young people face difficulties in life, it may happen that we as parents/carers may feel deskilled 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 feeling 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 they are 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.
Training, qualifications & experience
- L7 Post-Qualifying Diploma for Counselling Children and Young People
- L5 Diploma in Psycho-Therapeutic Counselling
- L4 Diploma in Therapeutic counselling
My approach is Integrative, which means that I draw from several major schools of counselling, allowing to offer therapy that meets you and your needs.
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.
I work creatively and if it feels ok with you, we may integrate "talking" with other means that facilitate expression and exploration.
I am a fully qualified, DBS enhanced cheched and insured. I am also registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by their ethical guidelines. I have professional, clinical supervision which is confidential.
I am passionate about my work and have been gaining valuable experience working both in private practice, different agency and schools settings where I meet male and female clients of any age, class, ethnicity, faith, belief, culture, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity presenting a variety of emotional issues.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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 or if a referral to a colleague or service would be more appropriate.
If we feel we can work together, we book an initial session where we talk more in depth about your situation and how to move forward.
The assessment and following weekly sessions are 50 minutes and are charged 45£. Few slots at concessionary rate are available, please ask.
Sessions can be paid by cash, card or bank transfer on the day.
I offer both short and open ended therapy, in English and Italian.
Cancellation or missed appointments
I have a cancellation policy that applies to the assessment as well.
Concessions offered for
I work with children, young people and adults
You can either email me with an inquiry or call 07908608289. Please be aware that the voice machine is on when I am with clients. Please leave your name and number and when it would be convenient for me to return the call or any alternative ways you wish to be contacted.
I endeavor to reply to your email within 24 hours.