Maya Rawal

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

I offer individual psychotherapy with adults and young people.  I offer both short and long term work that focuses on personal development through the exploration ofemotional and relational issues, loss and life transitions, difficulties with creativity, meaning, and purpose. I also work with people in extreme distress, including anyone experiencing psychiatric problems.

Therapies provided

I am a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and I qualified with the Philadelphia Association, a charity established in 1965 by RD Laing to challenge accepted ways of thinking and treating mental illness and emotional distress. My approach is informed by both the psychoanalytic and the existential heritage of psychotherapy.

I have extensive clinical experience in issues that affect women and young people including depression, anxiety, body image and eating problems, sexuality, sexual abuse, self-harm, substance misuse, parenthood, adoption, and fostering.

I am particularly interested in working with cultural diversity and issues to do with ethnicity, race, mixed heritage, belonging and identity.

I have thirty years of experience working with children, families and mental health, having firstly trained in social work, before psychotherapy.

Mediums used (i.e. telephone, Zoom, in person)

Face to face, online, telephone


MA and Diploma in Social Work (1995), Philadelphia Association Diploma in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2010), Diploma in Social Work Practice Education (2016)


Philadelphia Association, United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, Society of Existential Analysis, Psychotherapy Sussex

Languages spoken 


Registrations with health insurance providers

The Psychologists Protection Society

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