About

Maud Ray

I am French-Italian and I have lived over half of my life in UK. I am multilingual, culturally aware and welcome clients from any cultural/sexual background and abilities. I am a 5Rythm dancer, a yogini, and practice meditation.

I have a wide range of clinical experience from both the public and private sectors with a background of over 12 years in the field of personal development, and 6 years in applied psychology. I work across a range of private and public sector (NHS).

I believe that the body and mind can be integrated, for both components are part of a whole, intrinsically linked together. Diligently, throughout our lives our body registers, consciously or not, what the mind experiences. As such, the body experience is an integral part of the clinical work I practice with my clients. I am interested how becoming more present to our whole being and learning to live emotions healthily. Together we work at integrating mind and body. This leads us to live our sex life more consciously, but also relate differently with the existential givens of life, intimacy issues, menopause, trauma, anxiety, love, death, ambivalence, disappointment, acknowledging our shadow side.

 

My work is informed by Existentialist Humanistic theory and principles, Zen therapy, Focusing, Body psychotherapy, Psychosexual couple therapy and psycho-physiology of trauma.

On a final note, I believe finding your therapist is like finding "that" pair of shoes - it needs to "fit". The relationship you have together is pretty unique. Together we explore and delve into hidden parts of yourself you may not even be aware of. So, it is primordial for you to feel safe and connected with your therapist. Trust yourself - you will know when you find the right one for you. Do not feel discouraged or put off if the first one you saw was not quite right for you. Persevere - after all a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step (Lao Tzu).

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