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Therapy & Coaching: Adults, Children, Young people

About me

Hello, I'm Maura and the therapy I provide is built around you as an 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 growth, change and affirmation.

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), allowing to offer therapy that meets 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 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.

Working with 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 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.

The initial 20 minute telephone call is free of charge, so please do get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 1 & Level 2 Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)
  • Level 1 Theraplay®
  • Mother & Daughter Relationship Certified Coach
  • L7 Post-Qualifying Diploma for Counselling Children and Young People
  • L5 Diploma in Psycho-Therapeutic Counselling
  • L4 Diploma in Therapeutic counselling
  • DBS enhanced checked and insured

I am a fully qualified,  member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and the NCS (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 been gaining valuable experience working both in private practice, different agency and schools settings. 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. I am a race aware therapist  : https://tadf.co.uk/directory/

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling 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 Society

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.

National Counselling Society
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

After qualifying as Coach for Mother and Daughter relationship, under Rosjke Hasseldine; I am in the final stage of a Diploma in Transformational Coaching which will enhance Coaching Skills  and complement my work as therapist.

The Mother Daughter Attachment model offers a dynamic, objective and compassionate way to look and understand the Mother-daughter relationship.

During the work we will understand the dynamics between mothers and daughters, learn how to uncover what causes attachment disruption or conflict, how to facilitate stronger emotional attunement. Support in this area is offered both to individuals and mother and daughter together.

Fees

£75.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

The initial 20min telephone call is free of charge.

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 50 minutes and are charged £75.

I offer single sessions as well to meet clients in their point of need, with no commitment required for further sessions. Sessions can be paid by bank transfer 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 either email me with an inquiry or call me.If you do not see my reply within 24 hours please check your spam/ junk folder

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

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 endeavour to reply to your email within 24 hours.

If you don not see my reply PLEASE CHECK YOUR SMAP/ JUNK FOLDER ....

33A James Street West, Bath, BA1 2BT

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families

Key details

DBS check

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My practice is close to the town centre and transport links, with free parking nearby

Additional languages

Italian

Online platforms

Zoom
Google Meet
Maura Brivio

Maura Brivio