Dr Maya Starling, Chartered Counselling Psychologist, Reg. HCPC, BPS

Dr Maya Starling, Chartered Counselling Psychologist, Reg. HCPC, BPS

Warley Hill Practice
29 Warley Hill
CM14 5HR

Alpha House
100 Borough High Street

07814 546 833

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About me

I am a registered Chartered Counselling Psychologist. I am located in three clinics: Brentwood, Canary Wharf and London Bridge.

I provide an open and confidential space which enables clients  to explore issues or patterns of their behaviour which may have been difficult to deal with alone. I offer short-term as well as long-term more exploratory therapy. As a Counselling Psychologist, I recognise that there is not one approach to therapy that will suit everyone. Hence, I incorporate integrative approach that means I can adapt therapy to client's individual needs.

I work within a code of ethics set by the Health and Care Professions Council and the British Psychological Society.I offer the following therapies either on their own or as an integrative approach, depending on your individual needs:

* Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

* Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

* Mindfulness Based Therapy

* Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

* informed by Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT)

* informed by Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Training, qualifications & experience

During my training in CBT, followed by Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and over 10 years of experience of clinical practice  in NHS settings, I have gained knowledge and competencies in a broad range of specific models of psychotherapy including ACT, CAT, CBT and Focused Therapy (TFT). I also based my work in systemic understanding of the individual.

During my practice in private sector and Hospital wards, I acquired comprehensive experience of specialist psychological assessment, interventions and support clients with complex emotional needs such as severe depression, anxiety, stress, low -self-esteem or abuse, but also relationship and personality difficulties. Additionally,  I specialise in providing support to individuals experiencing long term health problems, such as chronic pain, cancer, Fibromyalgia or stroke.

Overall, I draw from a wide range of intervention options, including metaphors, visualisations or deep relaxation. I adopt different therapeutic models to  help clients to discover a new way of relating to their life experiences and to help them to gain control over their feelings.

My clients have said that I am a compassionate person, supportive and warm who will help you to deal with the difficulties of life. Most importantly, I always prioritise developing a good working relationship and consider it as a platform for our work together.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited



Fees are as follows: London Bridge £75, Brentwood £75, Canary Wharf £120. I work with Aviva, Aetna and AXA, Vitality, Healix, Cigna insurances.

Further information

In addition to the above locations, I can offer therapy in Essex, Brentwood. I have also experience of working with clients via SKYPE or telephone in addition to 'face to face' therapy.

I offer free initial telephone consultation (15 min) where you can share main concerns. Subsequently, if you wish to continue the therapy, we would arrange an assessment meeting where we would think together about your therapeutic goals and aims in more detail.

Maps & Directions

Brentwood, CM14 5HR
London, SE1 1LB

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


Fridays and Mondays,

Types of client

Young people
Older adults