Welcome

MARYAM BEST

Therapy for you, with 30 years' experience

Offering in-person and online counselling / psychotherapy for individuals and couples

 

Hello, I'm Maryam.

At some point in our lives most of us have wished we had access to a dedicated person with whom we could freely explore our thoughts and experiences in confidence.

Therapy does not try to replace family, friends or trusted colleagues with whom you may already share your thoughts and feelings. It is a unique relationship developed over time which gives you the opportunity to focus and steadily process what is going on in your life or your mind, at your own pace and without interruption, pressure or judgment.

Life's complexities are what make us human. You do not have to be experienced as a client or distressed or disturbed to benefit from counselling / psychotherapy. 

Here are some of the issues that people talk to me about:

  • Stress, Anxiety, Fear, Anger, Frustration, Over-thinking, Depression, Loneliness, Confusion, Shame, Guilt,
  • Relationships, Friendships, Family, Loss, Grief, Abandonment,
  • Personal Growth, Spirituality, Religion, Global Issues, Meaning of Life, Identity, Transitions, Self Esteem,
  • Race, Culture, Art, Work, Neuro-Diversity, Gender Diversity, Sexual Diversity,
  • Conflicted Emotions or Desires or Behaviours, Obsessive / Compulsive Thoughts or Behaviours,
  • Trauma, Bullying, Difficult Memories, Dying, Dark Thoughts, Suicidal Thoughts,
  • Dealing with a Mental or Medical Diagnosis, Ability, Health, Pain

I support you as you explore and work things through. My approach is collaborative, gentle, down to earth and respectful. Sessions are as dynamic or relaxed as you wish them to be.

I assist you as you continue to cultivate a life that is meaningful and in your control.​​​​​​

For more information please go to Frequently Asked Questions.

 

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These sessions with you have helped me better understand myself and the way I think, which in turn helps me to communicate better. It’s made a huge difference. I’m much less reactive and anxious these days. I feel a lot happier.
Thank you so much ... for everything over the past six months or so. Working with you has been genuinely life altering and I’m so grateful for it. 
...I’m very happy for those words to be shared with others.
L
We are an older couple, both in a second marriage, who have been together for fourteen years and had been going through a very difficult patch. We reached the point where we realised that we needed some outside help. We found Maryam and arranged to see her as a couple. We visited her weekly for around three months.
 Maryam has been wonderful. She provided a safe and calm place for us to express our worries and hurts. She was attentive and empathetic but also a very strong referee when things got difficult. She never judged and supported each of us equally. She has allowed us to focus on what is good and to develop strategies for dealing with our inevitable disagreements. This approach has been very productive.
 We reached a point where we all felt that enough had been done for us to go it alone but the certainty that Maryam is there if we need her is very reassuring.
 We wholeheartedly recommend Maryam to anyone who needs to talk to a very kind and empathetic, non-judgmental and wise person.
K&D
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