Dr Maya von Spreckelsen, BSc (Hons), Psych D, CPsychol, HCPC registered.
I am an HCPC registered counselling psychologist and a chartered member of the British Psychological Society. I offer weekly, one to one, integrative counselling and psychotherapy in short term and long term/open ended contracts. I draw from a number of different approaches to inform my practice. These include: cognitive behavioural therapy, psychodynamic and humanistic approaches to therapy. I utilise both my experience and my training to work together with clients to address their individual issues and needs. One of the most important features of my approach is the building of a trusting and collaborative therapeutic relationship, within which clients can explore any difficulties they may be experiencing in a safe and confidential environment. If you would like to make contact, please email or call me and we can set up an initial meeting.
What to expect from the first meeting:
The initial meeting will involve an assessment whereby I will ask questions about why you have decided to seek counselling and psychotherapy, and what your hopes and goals are from the process. The first meeting will not be like a usual counselling and psychotherapy session. However, we would discuss how we could work together therapeutically in future sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc Psychology and Sociology (Hons). University of Bath.
Psych D, Doctor of Psychology in Counselling Psychology. University of Roehampton.
I have diverse experience working with children, adolescents, adults and older adults in the NHS and other counselling and psychotherapy organisations. I have worked together with clients experiencing: interpersonal and relationship difficulties, separation/loss and bereavement, depression, anxiety and panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder, trauma, post traumatic stress, dissociation, childhood and adult sexual abuse, childhood and adult abuse and neglect, eating difficulties, addiction, mood and personality disorders, psychosis, suicidal ideation, self harm, neurological damage and ongoing physical ill health including chronic pain.
I began my journey in the field of psychology, counselling and psychotherapy in 1998 as an undergraduate on placement at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability. Since then, the NHS settings I have worked in include Great Ormand Street Hospital, the Wolfson Neuro-rehabilitation Centre, Kings College Hospital and the Adamson Centre at St Thomas' Hospital. Outside of the NHS, I have worked at the Wimbledon Guild Counselling Service and the Wandsworth Council Counselling Service. I have also worked as a visiting lecturer of psychology at St Mary's University College and as a sessional lecturer of psychology for Birkbeck University of London.
My work experience to date has given me the opportunity to gain understanding and help people trying to manage both varied and complex issues in their lives. I have taken this experience to inform my private practice, where my focus is on the individual, their specific needs, and how best these can be explored in the therapeutic relationship. I am aware that what I have written here may not cover what you know and understand your experience to be. However, please do not hesitate to make contact as I would be more than happy to discuss any difficulties you may be facing and how I can help.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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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
£75 per session but this can be negotiable depending on your circumstances. Please do not hesitate to contact me and we can discuss this on the telephone or at the initial meeting.