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Have you been feeling anxious and overwhelmed lately and unsure how to move forward? Have you tried your best to change the way you feel, but it's not working?
Maybe it's having an impact on your relationship with your loved ones and more importantly how you feel about yourself.
Things don't have to stay this way.
What if you could gain a sense of peace and contentment in your everyday life?
What if you could become more self-confident and trust yourself more?
What if you could break the self-destructive patterns that are keeping you from becoming the person you want to be?
Hi, I'm Maina.
I’m passionate about supporting adults with anxiety and depression. I have experienced how isolating and debilitating it can be.
People can say things like “just be positive” or “don’t worry about it”. It can be hard for them to understand that it isn’t as simple as just focusing on something else. I get it. It’s not something you can easily change.
How can I help you?
- I can help you to gain a better understanding of your current challenges and find a positive way forwards.
- Together, we can identify the background and triggers for your thoughts and feelings.
- It will give you the opportunity to explore and process difficult emotions and help you to become unstuck from your current situation.
- If wanted, I will support you in identifying and changing self-destructive behaviour patterns.
What is Emotional Freedom Techniques?
EFT/Tapping is similar to acupuncture, but instead of using needles, pressure points are gently tapped on whilst focusing on the distressing issue. EFT can release emotions and self-limiting beliefs that are connected to past experiences.
As per research, EFT makes the nervous system relax and reduce the release of the stress hormone, cortisol. It helps you to make sense of and release difficult feelings that might be holding you back from living your fullest life.
How to get started:
I understand it can be hard to reach out when you are struggling and it is important to find the right therapist for you.
That is why I provide a free 20 minutes phone call, so you can ask me any questions you might have and I can find out more about what is going on for you at the moment.
I offer face-to-face and online sessions from my private practice in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.
Training, qualifications & experience
I believe having a background in nursing and being a psychodynamic therapist, benefits my clients during their EFT sessions. It has given me a comprehensive understanding of how our physical and emotional wellbeing are interconnected and influences how we relate to ourselves and others.
- Accredited EFT Practitioner and member of EFT International.
- Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
- Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling awarded by the Counselling Foundation
- Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling awarded by the Counselling Foundation
- Certificate in Clinical Assessment Skills awarded by WPF Therapy
Recent CPD courses:
- Finding Meaning in Loss (David Kessler)
- Calming the Anxious Brain (Dr.Pittman)
- Breath The Doorway to Your Autonomic Nervous System (Lorna Evans)
- Mental Health and the Body: Treating Trauma (Carolyn Spring)
- Gabor Mate Compassionate Inquiry (Short Course)
- Autism Awareness Training
- Working with Race in the Counselling Room
- Working with Trauma
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
EFT International (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is a not for profit organisation, commited to promoting and maintaining high professional standards within Emotional Freedom Techniques. All practitioners listed on the website hold appropriate insurance cover and have agreed to abide by the associations Code of Conduct and Ethics. In addition, members are also required to carry out an annual minimum number of Continuous Professional Development (CPD).
Other available therapies
£50.00 per session
I would like therapy to be accessible to more people, so I have limited spaces with a reduced fee, please mention this so we can discuss your circumstances.
When I work
"Maina has a calm, reassuring energy and a great ability to listen carefully and help process a wide range of emotions through EFT. I always left each session feeling uplifted and hopeful, even when I arrived with the most overwhelming feelings. Together, we tapped on everything from performance anxiety and grief to relationship dynamics and chronic health symptoms. She is thorough and thoughtful, making sure she really tunes into what is going on for you as an individual."
Kay, B. Hitchin
"The EFT sessions I have had with Maina has enabled me to let go and accept my past traumatic events. I also had panic attacks and with Maina's help I can honestly say that they have gone away. EFT sessions have been transformational for me, it's a powerful technique that has calmed me massively. Maina has helped me learn to feel safe in my body and I feel so much stronger for it. I would highly recommend Maina's EFT sessions. Thank you so much again, Maina."
"At my first session with Maina , I felt comfortable and reassured I would be able to discuss some very difficult feelings with the hope that things were going to get better. I went initially to get help with the grieving process. We ended up also unwrapping complex issues that I thought I had already reconciled with. Her work is amazing and she has the right mix of skills to support you during the sessions and after. I left with a sense of hope as my anxiety and depression now had light. I am stronger than ever before and have been given the tools by Maina to cope with the knocks life throws at us. I highly recommend Maina's services and support."