Email Address: JasonPsychotherapy@gmail.com
My practice ethos:
I offer a safe, confidential, flexible and inclusive service where I work relationally, focusing on the relationships within which difficulties arise, where they persist and where sustainable change can occur. My ethos is that you are not the problem. The problem is the problem and your relationship with the problem is the problem. I believe in being creative and taking time to establish a good therapeutic relationship necessary to understanding your current life struggles. Often talking to an impartial person can put things into perspective and can lead to meaningful change necessary for your preferred future.
Change is scary, but not changing can be even scarier. I know from first-hand experience that it can be daunting seeing a stranger to discuss aspects of your life which you find difficult. It is important that any therapist that you choose is the right person for you and someone who will safely, and competently guide you through an exploration of these challenges in a supportive way and in a comfortable environment.
It is important that I am the right person for you and so I offer an introductory ‘getting to know’ session at half my fee where we can discuss your expectations for therapy as well as a plan which works best for you with no obligation to commit to ongoing work.
What is systemic Practice:
"Family and Systemic Psychotherapy - helps people in a close relationship help each other. It enables family members, couples and others who care about each other to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely, to understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on strengths and make useful changes in their relationships and their lives. Individuals can find Family Therapy helpful, as an opportunity to reflect on important relationships and find ways forward.” (AFT).
I am a highly specialist systemic psychotherapist offering individual therapy, couples therapy and family therapy online using a variety of virtual platforms.
Training, qualifications and experience:
I have twenty years experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in a variety of statutory and voluntary settings both in the USA and the UK. I have held specialist and senior clinical posts at several prominent organisations such as the Great Ormond Street Hospital, the Royal Marsden Hospital, the Maudsley and Kings College Hospitals, the Bethlem Royal Hospital and the Tavistock and Portman. My first degree is in psychology from George Mason University in Washington DC. I have further Masters' degrees in both family and systemic psychotherapy from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London and in social work from London South Bank University.
I am currently the associate lecturer in systemic practice at the Tavistock and Portman. I have a wide range of clinical experiences including working in specialist services such as eating disorders, gender identity, learning disability and autism spectrum condition, cancer and bereavement.
I am an inclusive clinician sensitive to all aspects of diversity and I always take into consideration identity and culture. I am Puerto Rican, was born in New York City, received my secondary education in rural Virginia and have lived in London for 18 years. In my teaching and clinical practice I am drawn to the use of self and how we each make meaning from our lived experiences.
- The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
- The Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT)
- Social Work England (SWE)
- Maldonado-Page, J. (2010) A day in the life of a CLIC Sargent Social Worker, Contact (a CCLG magazine): A helping hand for families of children and young people with cancer, Spring, Issue 46, page 8.
- Maldonado-Page, J. (2017) How DNA helped to go deeper: A Puerto Rican therapist’s reflections of his exploration of ethnicity, Context: The magazine for family therapy and systemic practice in the UK, Issue 151, pages 23-26.
- Maldonado-Page, J. and Favier, S. (2018) An invitation to explore: A brief overview of the Tavistock and Portman Gender Identity Development Service, Context: The magazine for family therapy and systemic practice in the UK, Issue 155, pages 18-22.
- Maldonado-Page, J. (2020) Book review: A critical approach to surrogacy: Reproductive desires and demands, Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 38:3, pages 349–351.
- Dumbrill, M.; Maldonado-Page, J. and Scull, L. (2020) The Breakfast Club: A journey of peer supervision and mutual care, Context: The magazine for family therapy and systemic practice in the UK, Issue 171, pages 5-8.
- Dandil, Y.; Kinnaird, E.; Maldonado-Page, J.; Nursigadoo, D.; Gomularz, J.; Baillie, C. and Tchanturia, K. (2021) Chapter 5: Using the Autism Lens: Milly's Story: A Multidisciplinary Health Professional Team Approach in Supporting an Autistic Female with Anorexia Nervosa, In: Tchanturia, K. (Ed.) Supporting Autistic People with Eating Disorders: A Guide to Adapting Treatment and Supporting Recovery, Jessica Kingsley: London.
- Maldonado-Page, J. (2021) Chapter 9: Catching 'Sparkling Moments' with Family and Systemic Psychotherapy Sessions. In: Tchanturia, K. (Ed.) Supporting Autistic People with Eating Disorders: A Guide to Adapting Treatment and Supporting Recovery, Jessica Kingsley: London.
Find two of my published articles in the top 100 staff publication downloads at the Tavistock and Portman library:
Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.