Maura Cowen

Maura Cowen

Dip. Psychology, Dip Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling

Integrative Psychodynamic Counsellor

Specialisms: anxiety, depression, trauma, identity, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, recovery from abuse, life transitions such as loss

Therapeutic Approach: My work is through a talking therapy. When it will help I draw from the arts, using colour, imagery, metaphor or writing to further our work. I am an integratively based therapist, which means that I adapt my approach firstly to the person in front of me rather than being led by a modality. I offer a grounded presence, enabling you to work with me in a safe and boundaried space. We meet at the same time and in the same place each week. Whether you wish to work to a time frame or an open-ended contract, I will be happy to help.

About:

BEdHons, CELTA, Conversion Dip. in Psychology,Certificate in Counselling Skills,Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling

As an integrative therapist I value being able to meet you, as you are. I find my work consistently interesting, as each new client I meet will require new ways of thinking and reflecting. I draw from a range of approaches as we work, responding to your needs and our exploration. I work in partnership with you, knowing that fluid and creative exploration will support your change. I build in reviews to ensure our work remains relevant and useful.

I have been supporting clients for over 8 years with a variety of difficulties. I have worked in trauma services, shorter term practices, and held a private practice over this time. I work with clients to safely and flexibly reflect on their experience, their strengths and difficulties.

We will work together for your betterment. It is understood that the relationship between therapist and client is key in supporting change. I know that you are keenly aware of your experience and therefore are the expert on your lived sense of that. By seeking therapy it indicates you are also aware you need support from a committed professional, and I hold that responsibility as primary. I respect the journey you have been on to seek help from the therapeutic space in the first place. During our first meeting we will begin to explore what has been troubling you, and you will get a sense of me and how I work. Do get in touch if you would like to begin this journey of change with me. Thank you.

Professional Registration: MBACP

Cost: £45 for 1 to 1 sessions. I am often able to offer a lower cost to those in need.

Email: battersea.1@hotmail.co.uk

Mobile: 07952233579