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About me

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 growth, 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

  • 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

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 checked 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.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have recently qualified as Coach for Mother and Daughter relationship, under Rosjke Hasseldine.

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 in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

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 initial 15min telephone call is free of charge. The assessment and following weekly sessions are 50 minutes and are charged 75£

Uni Students at discounted rate

Sessions can be paid by bank transfer before or 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.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I work Monday to Thursday 

Thursday In person in Central Bath - 

All the other days: Online via zoom- 

Further information

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.

George Street Therapy Rooms
2 Prince's Buildings
George Street
Bath
BA1 2ED

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Languages offered

Italian

Maura Brivio- Psychotherapeutic Counsellor  -MBACP Reg-

Maura Brivio- Psychotherapeutic Counsellor -MBACP Reg-