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

Brentwood CM14 & London SE1
07814 546 833 07814 546 833 Registered / Accredited
Brentwood CM14 & London SE1

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

Registered / Accredited

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HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

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.

Warley Hill Practice
29 Warley Hill
Brentwood
Essex
CM14 5HR

Alpha House
100 Borough High Street
London
SE1 1LB

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Fridays and Mondays,

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
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Dr Maya Starling, Chartered Counselling Psychologist, Reg. HCPC, BPS

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