Therapy and EMDR.
~ Therapy that meets you wherever you are.
When life feels challenging, daunting or unfulfilling, it’s usually a result of trauma, difficult life events or relational issues. This can make you feel anxious, depressed and not quite yourself.
Trauma sounds scary, but it isn’t always what you think it is.
Sometimes trauma is the result of a big, dramatic event in your life. Sometimes, it’s an accumulation of difficult everyday events.
You might feel a bit alone, disconnected or misunderstood, and you probably picked up some negative thoughts and habits as a way to cope.
You can overcome this. You can work through the coping mechanisms that no longer work for you. You can feel lighter and more at ease in life. You can fully believe and feel that you are good enough.
I know because I’ve seen it happen many, many times — and now, I’d love to help you get there too.
Is Therapy The Right Solution For You?
What if you’re successful? What if you live a good life? What if you’re in a good relationship? Doesn’t all this mean that you’re doing great on your own?
People find different ways to cope with trauma, and difficult life experiences. Many of my clients live good lives, but don’t feel the way they know they could. There’s an emotional discrepancy between their external and their internal world, and they don’t fully know the reasons why.
If this discrepancy isn’t addressed, it may result in panic attacks, anxiety, depression, addiction, declining quality of relationships and more.
Your feelings matter. If you feel like something is off, we can address this together. Let go of the “should’s” and let’s uncover what’s really preventing you from living a full and content life.
About Psychodynamic Counselling and Therapy
Psychodynamic Counselling is one of the most effective methods within contemporary talking therapy. It is based on the theory that interpersonal issues are (to an extent) a result of repressed emotions or negative life experiences.
With psychodynamic counselling, I can help you gain a deep understanding about why some difficulties re-occur in your life. We’ll begin to gently unravel and work through deep-rooted feelings to resolve them. Once you get a better understanding of your personal challenges, you’ll feel like you have a choice instead of reacting on autopilot.
This new sense of empowerment can change the way you see yourself, and others, which can change your actions, emotions and beliefs, and this can change your life.
According to a research published by the American Psychological Association, the benefits of psychodynamic therapy continue to grow after treatment has ended.
About EMDR Therapy
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a powerful therapeutic treatment for those suffering from difficult life experiences and distressing memories.
EMDR can be a highly effective type of therapy for past trauma, anxiety disorders, low self-esteem, loss and grief to name a few. For complex PTSD and childhood trauma, EMDR therapy can be used in combination with counselling.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends EMDR therapy for PTSD.
How EMDR Therapy Works
You will be asked to hold a specific memory in mind while experiencing bilateral stimulation. This is typically in the form of eye movement, which mimics REM sleep. During Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep our minds process and integrates our experiences and emotions.
During EMDR treatment you will remain fully awake and present, enabling you to process and heal from distressing life experiences in a safe therapeutic space. As a memory is processed, you will notice that your emotional response to the memory gradually becomes less distressing. In fact, once a memory is fully processed, your distress may be completely neutralised.
EMDR does not change your memories, but rather your emotional response to the event is transformed.
Why Work With Me?
My name is Maja and I became a therapist because I want to empower more people to raise above trauma, understand the roots of their difficulties or insecurities and overcome them.
Work with survivors of sexual trauma, domestic violence, and substance misuse paved the way into the field of psychology and the helping profession. This ultimately guided a decision to pursue this passion fully by embarking on further academic studies.
Master of Science in Psychotherapy - University of Brighton
Post-graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapeutic Counselling - University of Brighton
Jungian Foundation Course - Chichester University & The Society of Analytical Psychology, London
Registered Counsellor - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Accredited Psychotherapist - Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (UPCA)
Registered Clinical Psychotherapist - UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
Member of the EMDR Association UK
Your Life After Therapy
I can’t predict the future, but I would like to tell you a bit about the changes I’ve noticed in my clients over the years. After about a year-long commitment to therapy, they feel:
• Empowered to take charge of their lives
• Clearer on who they are and what they want
• More committed to positive relationships
• Brave enough to change or end negative relationships
• More fulfilled and happier for no specific reason
• “As if a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.”
Benefits of Online Therapy
Geography is no longer a consideration; you can speak with your therapist from anywhere, providing you have internet access.
You save precious travelling-time. Additionally, you could save on travel and parking costs.
You get the full benefits of therapy from the convenience of your home.
Many people find it easier to open up and speak more freely in online sessions compared with in-person therapy.
Some like the anonymity of working with a non-local therapist, as this significantly reduces the likelihood of chance encounters in your local community.
Limited mobility and physical accessibility are no longer potential blocks for working with the right therapist for you and your needs.
How To Start Online Therapy
Book Your Initial Session or Free Telephone Consultation Online
Taking that first step can be difficult and daunting; this is perfectly normal. After all, you are prioritising yourself, perhaps for the first time. Or you might have some questions, and want to have a quick chat before booking your first session.
Your First Therapy Session
This initial online session will give you a sense of whether therapy is right for you. It is a non-judgmental space where you can begin to explore and make sense of personal experiences and difficulties in a safe, supportive and confidential environment.
You Decide If Ongoing Therapy Is Right For You
If you decide to engage with ongoing therapy, we will agree on a recurring weekly appointment, which will be yours for as long as you want it.
07765 828184 (UK mobile number) - Please leave a brief voicemail if your call cannot be answered.
All therapy sessions start on the hour and lasts for 50 minutes.
£60 per fifty-minute session.
Based in Brighton, England.
Sessions take place exclusively online.