Hours per week: 7-14 hours per weekSalary: £130 per dayContract: SessionalLocation: The Maya Centre, Unit 8, 9-15 Elthorne Rd, London N19 4AJ (based at home during Covid-19 only) Reports to: Chief Executive Officer Job Description The Maya Centre is a unique women-only charity based in Islington. We offer free specialist psychotherapy and holistic support to […]
The Maya Centre — Where Talk Enables Change
A community-based charity providing a free counselling service in Islington for women who have experienced mental health issues which may stem from trauma including domestic violence, physical abuse or sexual abuse in childhood, war and conflict as well as harmful practices.
Supporting women since 1984
Established in 1984, the Maya Centre works with women in Islington and the surrounding boroughs who find it difficult to access the kind of long-term counselling and support they need.
They may be homeless, fleeing a violent partner or at risk of neglecting or harming their children. Often their distress has its roots in the past. Our talking therapy can help women to come to terms with what has happened to them and break out of the cycle of abuse and social and economic disadvantage.
Blog from Jessica, who facilitates our Psychoeducation Group. Stress is a word used on a daily basis these days. It is used to describe such a wide range of feelings, I think we can become hard-pressed to define what stress really is.
It is wonderful to have sustained our services throughout the pandemic, to reach this point of reopening in person to deliver face-to-face support… Melanie Dottin, clinical director, The Maya Centre Considering how much the pandemic has affected most people over the last 19 months, it feels more important than ever to come together and mark […]
The Maya Centre is committed to providing free counselling for women without access to mainstream therapy options. As a small charity we appreciate your help, whether it’s by donating, volunteering at our offices, or holding an event. We are most grateful to those local people and organisations who generously support our charity, enabling us to give a lifeline to some of the most disadvantaged women in London. How to donate »
“ I was able to talk without judgement, my therapist helped me to recognise my feelings and identify with past issues that were impacting my current behaviour in a negative way. ”
“ I feel safe here, I feel listened to, I feel understood, I feel like I’m working on myself and progressing in my life, I’m really grateful for all that. ”