Maura Brivio- Psychotherapeutic Counsellor -MBACP Reg-
"The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself."
Whether you are trying to overcome a specific obstacle, experiencing stuck-ness or lack of direction; whether you feel you are not meeting your potential and want to learn more about yourself ; or if you would like to be heard and listened to in a non- judgemental environment , I offer a warm and caring space for you to getting back in touch with who you are and your needs. I believe in the importance of warmth, confidentiality, presence and respect to form the basis of a rapport where you are able to feel and express yourself and explore your life in order to be at peace with your experience and move forward.
The therapy I provide is built around you as individual and your own needs.
My role is to assist and accompany you in your own journey, in a way which enables your inner resources and strengths to be unveiled and perused; supporting you to reconnect with yourself and with what is going on both within and around you, noticing your responses and facilitating your own personal change and growth.
“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.”
― David Richo
Training, qualifications & experience
I am currently studying in a Post-Qualifying Diploma for Counselling Children and Young People to widen my professional skills and to be able to offer support to minors.
-CPCAB Diploma in Psycho-Therapeutic Counselling
-CPCAB 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 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 school 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
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
The work we do in therapy is based on a collaborative relationship: it is important to find the right person. The first session is an opportunity to get to know each other.
FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE: First meeting is with parent/s or main caregiver ONLY. it can be between 30 and 50 minutes.... then we move from here.
FOR ADULTS: It normally lasts for one hour and I charge 40£. At the end it will be clear if we are the right match or if a referral would be more appropriate.
Weekly session are 50 minutes and I charge 40£- Few concessions available, please ask.
Session can be paid by cash on the day or by bank transfer ( weekly or monthly in advance)
I offer both limited and open ended therapy, in English and Italian.
Cancellation or missed appointments
I have a cancellation policy.
I work at
The Therapy Rooms
32 New Road
There is free parking on site.
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 endeavour to reply to your email within 24 hours.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client