Maya | EFT-therapist
Therapy Lower Hutt
6A Mahina Road - Mahina Bay
5013 Lower Hutt
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Therapy Lower Hutt
Good on you for reaching out, I know it’s not always easy.
Working with you I use a range of therapeutic modalities, tailored to your needs, to help you gain insight into any problems related to emotional distress, limiting beliefs and habits, unhelpful desires and fears - all with the aim of releasing or transforming these into whatever serves you better.
What we do together is more than just talking. I help you have balance and well-being as you go from a place of surviving to thriving!
I offer a free 20 minute ‘try before you buy’ consultation by phone or zoom so you can find out how I can work for you. Feel free to flip me an email to arrange this.
My background is in Occupational Therapy, I’m also an accredited and certified Emotional Freedom Techniques Practitioner and an advanced Reiki Practitioner.
I work with all age groups and welcome diversity. I look forward to hearing from you.
Maya MA, BA (Hons.,) Dip OT
For online sessions. We pre-arrange a time and date when you know you will have the time and space for us to work together uninterrupted or overheard.
Prior to the session you need to ensure you are comfortably seated in a private space, with a drink and box of tissues. The screen you are using needs to be fixed so your head and upper body are visible.
I ask you to view our session as if you've left your house and come to my therapy space. In that space you will not be responding to dishwashers turning off, mobile phones, children coming home from school etc. Why? Because your therapy is your time to focus on you and this is easier to achieve when you physically leave your normal space.
Be fierce about giving yourself the time and space you need without distractions, even when you are at home potentially surrounded by them.
Statement concerning the coronavirus pandemicBy using EFT I help people get a grip on the stress, worry and anxiety around the pandemic and their fears over the future and what they should be doing to keep themselves and their families healthy.
At Functional Lives I offer therapy over the internet if people wish to avoid in-person sessions. From 1st May I'm offering face-to-face contact again. I do not require anyone to prove their vaccination status.
In the therapy space:
Clients are invited to sign in
Hand sanitiser is provided for use
A Zeptar Air Ion is used to filter the air during the session
High touch areas are wiped down between clients with hydrogen peroxide.
Time is left between clients to ventilate the room
Clients are asked to bring their own water bottles and remove all used tissues.
If masks are required then I suggest we do sessions over the internet as its important for us both to see our faces during therapy. EFT requires tapping on accupressure points on the face which is harder to do wearing a face mask.
Qualifications and registrations
- Accredited and certified Emotional Freedom Techniques Practitioner
- Registered with and member of EFT International (UK)
- Advanced Reiki Practitioner, Ushi Holy Fire
- Member of Reiki NZ Inc.
- Post-graduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy (UK)
- Registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of NZ
I also hold a Masters Degree in Creative Writing!
SpecialisationsI help people:
Come to terms with fear in all its forms and help to release its hold on them
Understand and deal effectively with stress
Bring awareness to the mind and how thoughts affect behaviour and emotions
Gain insight into their belief patterns and how they affect their behaviour and emotions
Teach them a range of skills to empower them to do the work necessary
I am skilled at group work and delivering therapy in a group setting.
Emotional Freedom Techniques is a powerful, fast acting therapy that helps people feel more comfortable in one or two sessions. Where there are more complex issues or the client wishes to address more 'stuff' then more sessions are needed. EFT is particularly good at shifting the blocked energy around a problem and releasing the pain that it causes.
Most common issues I support people with:Basically, if you have uncomfortable feelings around a memory, thought or behaviour such as shame, loss, anger or fear etc. I can help you to release that discomfort and move on.
My aim is to give you a tool kit to solve problems yourself.
Areas of counselling I can help with
- ✓ Abuse
- ✓ Anger management
- ✓ Anxiety
- ✓ Being assertive
- ✓ Bereavement, grief, loss
- ✓ Body image
- ✓ Bullying
- ✓ Covid-19 Anxiety
- ✓ Fear
- ✓ Feeling lonely
- ✓ Low self esteem
- ✓ Panic attack
- ✓ Performance anxiety
- ✓ Phobia
- Initial session up to 2 hours - NZ$150.00
- Follow up session up to 90 minutes - NZ$120.00
10% discount for anyone registered disabled.
Apologies I'm not registered with Winz or ACC.
Availability (Opening hours)
|Monday||9:00am - 7:00pm|
|Tuesday||9.00am - 7:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am - 7:00pm|
|Thursday||9.00am - 7:00pm|
|Friday||9:00am - 7:00pm|
|Saturday||7:00am - 10:00am|
- ✓ 70+ Counsellors
- ✓ In New Zealand
- ✓ Face-to-face & Online
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