Women often tell us that they feel alone, frightened, unsafe.
If this sounds like you, it may be that you have had an experience of abuse or violence in your past.
It may be that you feel unequal or unheard as a woman in your home, in your community, or at work.
Whatever brings you to The Maya Centre, we can offer you a safe women-only space to talk in confidence about your life and your relationships. Our qualified and experienced counsellors are trained to listen to you carefully, to help you understand what has happened to you and to find ways of being in the world that make you feel more confident and fulfilled as a woman.
At the Maya Centre, we believe in a holistic approach to women’s mental health and wellbeing – helping you to recover from trauma or abuse, and to rebuild build your resilience, confidence and support networks.
With this in mind, we offer a range of support depending on your needs and interests. You can go straight onto our waiting list for Counselling, you may prefer to start with some Education around women’s mental health, or perhaps simply finding support for your everyday Wellbeing is important right now.
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Group Counselling at The Maya Centre is offered to women on our waiting list who have had some experience of individual counselling, or are ready to share their experiences with other women within a supportive and confidential setting. Groups are usually 8-10 women, giving you the chance to get to know other women who have been through similar experiences and to learn from each other with the support of your counsellor.
At The Maya Centre, we see education and knowledge as the keys to women’s recovery. Learning about women’s mental health, what affects or harms you and how counselling can help, means that you have more voice, choice and control over your own life – and can help shape the community around you too.
Our educational activities include both Psychoeducation, where you can learn more about how counselling for women works, and our Women’s Forum, where you can take your learning and use it to help us improve our services, reach new women and inform the wider public.
Looking after yourself is the most important part of your life as a woman, making sure you recover well from depression or trauma; stopping you from sliding into unhealthy habits or relationships; and inspiring you to find your voice, creativity and energy in life.
At The Maya Centre, we offer wellbeing activities which cater for all women – for those who have received counselling, for those thinking about or waiting for counselling, and for those who simply want to meet other women and learn new life skills.