About Maya

I'm not your typical therapist. I'm real. I'm approachable. And I don't think therapy should be some stale, clinical, sterile experience. That sounds like a really bad therapy experience to me!

​I'm approachable and nonjudgmental, and I practice with those things in mind. I may have gone through lengthy and specific education/training to be in the role I'm in, but that doesn't make me any better than you or the "expert" of your life. You're the expert of your life... I am just trained and skilled at using naturally flowing conversation to elicit the change you're seeking.

​Judgement has no place in therapy. Period. I am honored you choose to trust me, so no way am I going to tarnish that and ruin the therapeutic relationship with judging you.

I'm willing to invest in you... are you ready to invest in yourself?

Does this sound familiar?

  • I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHY I AM WORRIED ABOUT IT
  • I FEEL LIKE I CAN NEVER JUST RELAX
  • I CAN'T SLEEP BECAUSE I'M THINKING TOO MUCH
  • I WORRY ALL OF THE TIME
  • I FEEL LIKE MY MIND JUST KEEPS GOING AND GOING

Face it: You have a lot going on. Anxiety is real!

You wear a lot of hats either at your job or in your personal life – or both. You compare yourself to high standards because of others around you or what you see on social media. It seems like you're always expected to be really good at something, but you’re also expected to keep up in a world full of change and constant innovation. Do you feel like you’re never doing anything for yourself? Like you're just doing everything for everyone else? In order to keep up, you feel like you have to think about so many things at the same time. Maybe you do the following without even realising it:

  • you assume the worst-case scenario
  • you procrastinate because you’re worried about failing
  • you “just know” what everyone is thinking – and it’s all negative about you
  • you find yourself thinking about the “bad stuff”
  • you always find something else to worry about​

These might be some anxiety-related struggles you can relate to: ​

  • Financial stress, Perfectionism, Trust or jealousy , Identifying your needs,
  • Creating boundaries with others, Job transition, Scrambled thoughts, Low self-esteem,
  • Over-commitment (saying “yes” to everything), Stress management, Self-doubt,
  • Procrastination and time management, Lifestyle choices, Goal-setting,
  • Social media pressure, Higher education guidance, Personal insecurities​

Do you want to be happy? 

Depression is rude. It barges its way into life, uninvited, and comes in various shapes and sizes, presenting itself in varying degrees – and it’s all gross. Some people can’t get out of bed. Others can function like they always do, but things just feel cloudy for no apparent reason.

No matter where you feel like you might fall on the spectrum, I can tell you this: therapy may be your answer. 

Honestly, life can get messy. Here are some things we might run into:

  • Low self-esteem, Break-up or divorce, Financial stress, Family conflict,
  • Relationship dissatisfaction or conflict, Healing from past relationships, Lack of motivation,
  • Crippling negativity, Toxic people around you, Finding passion and fulfilment, Loss of a loved one,
  • Chronic stress, Easiness to anger, Lack of engagement in hobbies, Feeling guilt or burdensome,
  • Loneliness, Lifestyle choices, Resentment, Feeling rejected

                             COUNT ME IN

My goal is to help you get the clarity you’re seeking and the relaxed mind you want so you can enjoy your life now. I don’t want you to spend your life anxious, as if life is happening all around you but you can’t be in the moment because you’re stuck thinking about what happened in the past or what will happen in the future.

You know therapy is an option, but do you know the lasting impact it could have on your life? 

Maybe it’s time you find out.

Just reach out.

I am a qualified integrative Counsellor and Counselling Psychologist (in training) practicing in South East London. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

What to expect in your first session: Approaching the idea of starting therapy for the first time, or again, can be an uncertain place to be in. First counselling session gives you space to get to know me better and ask therapy related questions you feel are important in making your decision. It is also where you can tell me more about yourself and why you want to come into counselling.

Authentic
Client Focussed
Creative
Curious
Genuine

Specialisms

Maya's Rates

In Person

£50.00 (Individual)

Video

£50.00 (Individual)
Maya

Get to Know Maya

Why did you choose to become a therapist?

I always felt strong desire to help people. I also thought I will be good at it. I find people and the stories we tell ourselves fascinating and I feel previlage to hear those stories.

Why do you think integrative therapy is the most effective form of therapy?

Integrative therapy can be tailored to the clients needs and personal circumstances. Integrative therapy is flexible and adaptable while the client and therapist work together as therapy unfolds and evolves.

How would you describe your therapy session & approach?

You know the type of therapists they show on TV or in the movies? The therapists who only ask you, “how does that make you feel?” and only speak in dull voices that would make anyone fall asleep? I can assure you – I am definitely not that type of therapist! I am personable, genuine, and laid-back. I’m known to those around me as the enthusiastic but warm personality that makes it easy to talk about anything, which makes me a pretty good fit to be a therapist. I'm an integrative therapist which means that I use person-centred counselling techniques or psychodynamic theory depending upon the needs of the individual client, rather than using one counselling approach throughout a client’s therapy experience.

What are your Top 3 professional achievements so far?

1. Starting Private Practice and surviving all lockdowns. 2. Seeing clients growing on numerous occasions (that is the most rewarding achievement) 3. Using my profesional skills to help less fortunate and homeless.