Maya specializes in treating adults experiencing Depression and Anxiety using Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which is the recommended form of psychological therapy as per the National Institute of Clinical Excellence guidelines.
Maya works with a range of anxiety-based problems including Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Panic Attacks & Phobias.
Maya attained a BSc degree in Psychology at the University of Nottingham in 2002; and completed a postgraduate diploma in cognitive – behavioural therapy at Royal Holloway, University of London in 2010. She holds full accreditation with the British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies.
Maya has worked since 2003 within the National Health Service and private practice, across research, strategic and therapeutic roles. She has experience of working with children & families, within dementia & brain function services, learning disability services and drug addictions. She feels these cumulative experiences have helped her to value how relationships, chemistry & biology and context all influence how one feels emotionally.
Since 2010, Maya has worked full-time as a psychotherapist in an NHS service for treatment of depression & anxiety. She views the therapy space as if you are going for a stroll with someone, exploring the landscape together. She hopes the therapy space will help you to reflect and discover what may have contributed to how you are feeling, looking to the past and the present day also.
Using the CBT model, Maya focuses on understanding whether there are any particular ideas you have in your mind about yourself, about people and what the world is like, rooted in your experiences. Having developed a better understanding of your frame of reference, Maya explores whether the way you think about things has any bearing on how you navigate your way through life. She focuses on exploring what different options there might be when you can’t see the wood for the trees and whether it’s worth taking a risk in trying to navigate differently.
Maya feels therapy has helped her to manage difficult feelings and situations and is motivated to share psychological theory and ideas to help others mobilize a fundamentally different way of thinking and reacting.
She believes that CBT can help people to disengage from intoxicating thinking and experience better mental clarity. She believes this can have a powerful impact on the physical state of the body, as emotions can manifest in oppressive physical sensations such as muscle fatigue, hollowness and tension. She hopes at the very least that the therapeutic space will help you to de-compress as therapy unfolds.
Maya Cooray Cognitive Behavioural Therapy London was last modified: May 30th, 2017 by Private Therapy Clinic
I had 10 sessions (CBT) with Maya for sleep related problems and she was nothing short of fantastic. Was given a really clear understanding at what was causing an onset of my anxiety and over time ended up reducing it to next to nothing. I can now go to bed at night knowing I’ll sleep well – I can’t thank you enough Maya!
Excellent service, great therapists! I saw Maya about some anxiety related problems, and she was lovely, very understanding and professional. The therapy has made a significant difference in my life, and I feel much more balanced now. I would definitely recommend the clinic.