Psychotherapy Services Offered:


Individual Psychotherapy, both short-term and open-ended.

What Does Short-Term Psychotherapy mean?

Sometimes people feel the need to address a particular problem they may be facing in their lives and prefer to do so within an agreed amount of sessions.
Experience shows that this can provide an effective outcome for some people and I am happy to discuss if this is the best approach for you on an individual basis.

Open-Ended Psychotherapy:

As the term suggests, this means we do not have a finishing date in mind as we start to work together.
I often think of the process of therapy being rather like an archaeological adventure, a process of discovery and the best environment for this is a safe space for exploration with the right therapist.

Whichever approach best suits your needs, you will have a regular session time each week. Both ways of working are always open for review.


Family Work:

Sometimes for a variety of reasons, families can experience challenging circumstances.

Meeting together with the help of an objective empathic therapist can support the family in addressing the issues they may be facing.

In the safe space that I provide the possibility of real listening and change can occur.


Couples Work:

We live in a challenging world and not infrequently our most important relationships can be neglected. Often in therapy, problems that have seemed insurmountable or hopeless can be thought about in a new way.
Often the primary problem can be the loss and struggle of listening to one another. This may lead to a breakdown in communication.

In the therapy space, my primary goal is to enable the couple to 'hear' one another and thus to discover what their options and desires may be.

Maya Jacobs - Wallfisch

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August 2012

Maya Jacobs - Wallfisch - Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist


As a therapist, my aim is to support you with the assistance, expertise and understanding that can enable you to make the changes in your life that you want.

My own decision to train and work as a psychotherapist evolved from a myriad of life experiences and challenges all of which have assisted me in my professional life.

Making the choice to seek help for whatever the reason is an important and courageous one, I hope whether here or elsewhere you will find the right support for yourself.



Professional Qualifications:Flowers2.1

  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training with The Arbours Association
  • Regents College Diploma in Counselling Skills and theory
  • Clouds House Internship Leading to qualification as an Addictions Specialist
  • Certified Rational Emotive Therapist
  • Diploma in Working with Womens Issues with The Hazleden foundation
  • Qualified Group facilitator The Hazleden foundation
  • Pending In January 2013 E.M.D.R Training

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Frequently Asked Questions : Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy


What is Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy?

This is what is traditionally known as the "Talking Cure", which of course most therapies are based on. Broadly speaking this kind of therapy seeks not only to provide relief from current problems and conflicts, but seeks to understand the origins of the problem so that it may be resolved 'worked through' and not cause further difficulty in your life.

It is for this reason that this kind of therapy is most successful when provided in an open-ended way. The relationship between the Patient\client and the therapist is central to the success of the therapy.

However skilled someone may be, if it doesn't feel right you may not be in the right place.

What happens in the first session?

The first session is an opportunity for us to explore whether the services I offer are suitable for you, and to identify what has brought you to therapy.

What happens then?

Following your initial appointment we will meet regularly, to discuss your difficulties and find ways to help you to live in a more satisfying way.

How Long Does it Take?

I prefer not to be prescriptive as each person's needs are different. When appropriate I can provide short-term therapy for example, 12 sessions.  This can be a suitable choice for people who wish to discuss and focus on one specific concern. In most cases, I recommend a minimum of 1 year's psychotherapy; however this is of course always negotiable.

What about My Confidentiality?

Therapy offers 100% confidentiality. The purpose is to provide a 'safe' space where you are free to talk.

I abide by the Ethical Code of Conduct and Guidelines issued by the UK Council for Psychotherapy.

Fees and Practicalities.

I invoice on the last session of the calendar month and kindly ask for fees to be paid within 14 days.

I will always provide you with a regular time to meet each week.

    • Individual Sessions last for 50 minutes
    • Couple Therapy 60 Minutes
    • Family Therapy 75 minutes

Please contact me for further information regarding my current fees. In cases of proven need, I am happy to discuss your individual circumstances.

I believe that psychotherapy should be available  to all those who can benefit; and therefore I provide two low cost spaces, if you think this may apply to you please contact me to discuss further.

What happens if I miss a session?

I will always endeavour to provide you with an alternative time if given sufficient notice. Otherwise as is the usual practice, my time will be charged.

Supervision and Training

I also provide supervision and the cost varies according to the supervisees' circumstances, For example, the fee for a therapist in training is £65. In addition I am also a ratified training therapist with several organizations.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in Kensal Green, North West London


Thank you for visiting my web site, I hope that you will find it informative and that the services I provide will be what you are looking for.

I have been a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist for 15 years, and for several years prior to this I worked as an Addictions Specialist in the NHS, private and voluntary sectors.With over 25 years in the therapeutic world I have become well established and experienced in working with a wide variety of issues. Using my large portfolio of expertise, I am able to provide a truly individual approach to each patient/clients needs.

I have particular expertise and experience in helping clients deal with:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Addictions and compulsivity
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Life Transitions both Personal and Professional
  • Post-Natal Depression
  • Holocaust Issues

 Some of the services I offer are...

  • Individual Psychotherapy - both short-term and open-ended
  • Family Therapy
  • Couples and Relationship Therapy

2nd Generation Holocaust Survivors

Another area of interest and professional involvement is working with people that have been affected by the Holocaust, both the first and the second Generation.

In September 2012 I gave a lecture on the impact of The Holocaust on the Second Generation at the London Jewish Cultural Centre.

I am available for workshops, Individual therapy and Speaking engagements, and am also currently working on a book on this subject.

Please follow the links above to find out more about me, my services and how to contact me for a confidential, no obligation discussion about how we may work together.