Integrative Counsellor & Coach
My name is Geraldine Maynes, I am an integrative counsellor and coach (personal consultant), working out of HQ Therapy Rooms in Dalston, Hackney, London E8.
I believe every one of us deserves to feel peaceful, content, and at ease in our own skin. I also know we don’t always get to choose the experiences that happen to us, and that we don’t always get to write the beginning of our own stories.
The work of psychotherapy gives you a chance to take stock of where your story is now, to explore why you feel as you do and provides a safe, secure base from which to work out your next step.
The opportunity to have time, just for you, where you are met with kindness, warmth, and understanding can allow new perspectives to emerge. It’s a fresh chance to discover and hear your own voice, to examine your own feelings and to get to know yourself in a new way. So many of our processes sit beneath the conscious level – meaning we make decisions and act on content that we’re not fully aware of. Undertaking talking therapy allows a chance for some of these to rise to the conscious level and for us to understand and know ourselves more fully than ever before.
I work in an integrative way, blending elements of the person-centered, psychodynamic and existential theory, to find the best mix for you.
My training also includes a qualification in coaching because, as well as your past, I am also deeply interested in your future and in working with you to discover what you want and working with you to map a way forward.
It’s my view that counselling is work – it takes courage, commitment, and effort from us both. If you’re ready to take the first step, I am here to be your companion and join you on the journey.
Training and Qualifications:
I have received a postgraduate diploma with distinction in Integrative Counselling and Coaching from the University of East London – I also graduated an MA in Philosophy in 1999. I have 20 years’ experience of working in communications roles with senior leaders in the corporate sector and have an innate understanding of the challenges of juggling busy lives and conflicting demands.
I volunteer one day a week with the Hackney Centre for Better Health, providing pro-bono counselling to clients who are tackling a wide range of issues including anxiety, loss, family conflict, and relationship problems.
Please note I respond to calls and messages between the hours of 9am and 6pm.