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, I offer a warm and caring presence, non-judgmental listening and an 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 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 change and growth.
CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
When children and young people face difficulties in life, it may happen that as parents you 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 or young person feels free to unload. The work focus is on helping them feeling more relaxed and to equip them with strategies to deal with anxiety, low mood, anger, low self-esteem and grief . It also supports them to make sense of difficult emotions such as change, loss and fear.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am currently finishing a Level 7 Post-Qualifying Diploma for Counselling Children and Young People to widen and enhance my professional skills.
In addition to that I hold
- 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 with preference for the Existential-Gestalt approach. 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 meaning that, if it feels ok with you, we may integrate "talking" with other means that facilitate expression and exploration.
I am a fully qualified, insured and 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 class, ethnicity, faith, belief, culture, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity presenting a variety of emotional issues.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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 email exchange, it will be clear if we are the right match or if a referral would be more appropriate.
If we feel we can work together, we book an assessment session which is an opportunity to get to know each other and to decide how to move forward.
FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE: First assessment is with parent/s or primary caregiver ONLY.
Assessment session is normally 90 minutes long and it is charged 45£; weekly sessions are 50 minutes and are charged 45£. Few concessions 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.
I work with children, young people and adults
Chippenham - Tuesday - 10am to 6pm
Bath -Wednesday ( 1 pm to 6pm) pm , Friday (10am to 6pm)
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Chippenham and Bath
Types of client