Dr Maya Starling
I am a registered Chartered Counselling Psychologist. I am located in two clinics: Brentwood 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.
Registered / Accredited
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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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Fees are as follows: London Bridge £80, Brentwood £80. I work with Aviva, Aetna and AXA, Vitality, Healix, Cigna insurances. Insurance fee may differ.
Mondays and Thursdays,
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.