Established in 1984, The Maya Centre is a community-based charity in Islington providing free mental health and wellbeing services to women on low incomes.
Our mission is to build a safe and inclusive women-for-women community in which we:
Our vision is a world where all women can prioritise their mental health and wellbeing, safe from abuse, exclusion or discrimination.
Our staff have the collective experience and skills to meet the needs of women from a wide range of cultural and language backgrounds.
Our Counsellors are all BACP registered, speak over 14 different languages between them and are well supported via clinical supervision, regular staff meetings and bespoke CPD training on women’s mental health.
Our Complementary Therapists are qualified practitioners with specialisms in Reflexology, Reiki & Meditation and Holistic Massage respectively.
Our Core Team: CEO, Clinical Director, Finance Manager and Clinical Administrator, work closely together to ensure the smooth and efficient running of all our services, with a focus on high quality support for all staff and service-users.
The Maya Centre has a dedicated Board of Trustees who bring a wealth of valuable knowledge, skills and experience to help guide our charity towards continuing success.
Meera Nair – Chair
Ayan Man – Vice Chair
Dr Jennie Robertson – Clinical Trustee
Dr Jessica Walker – Clinical Trustee
Monique Velani – Trustee
Nishma Jethwa – Trustee
Rochelle Burgess – Trustee
The Maya Centre is honoured to have the support of a committed team of Patrons from a wide range of backgrounds who advocate, champion and support the work of our charity.
Melissa Benn – Patron
Jill Dawson – Patron
Baroness Massey of Darwen – Patron
Louise Doughty – Patron
Margaret Bluman – Patron
Siobhan McSweeney – Ambassador
We also appreciate the support of our local MP, Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn