‘Maitri’ is Sanskrit for ‘loving-kindness’ or 'unconditional friendliness' and it is in this spirit that Maitri Matters was created  – holding everyone that I work with, whether through coaching, counselling or consultancy and training, in unconditional positive regard throughout our journey together. By connecting ‘love’ and ‘kindness’ the space between people and in ourselves becomes more open and generous.

Our work together is grounded in the realities of everyday life. I work with all people, each with their own stories, mired in the challenges of just putting one foot in front of the other.

I practise compassion and pragmatism.


Working in a Solution-Focused approach, I help clients on an individual and group basis to achieve their optimum performance at work and in life. 


Working in the Cognitive-Behavioural Therapeutic approach, I help you to understand the intricate connection between our emotions, thoughts and behaviour. 


Working with the business and cultural realities of your organisation, I implement bespoke strategies to elevate your people to their highest potential.

Come Sit a Spell


The park bench in our banner is our way of saying, “Come sit a spell”. ‘Spell’ in Old English originally meant ‘words that capture the attention of others’. So ‘come sit a spell’ means 'come in, sit down and let me attend to what you want to say‘.

Come, rest on your journey in the shade and we shall talk about where you have been and where you are headed. Take a break, rest your feet, we can chat a little, look upon the grass and let time expand...


Our logo is a lotus


A single flower that reaches towards the sun. The lotus opens its petals one at a time and has its roots in murky muddy water.

"The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud - the obstacles of life and its suffering.

The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter what our stations in life.

Whether we have it all or we have nothing, we are all faced with the same obstacles: sadness, loss, illness, dying and death. If we are to strive as human beings to gain more wisdom, more kindness and more compassion, we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one”

- Venerable Thupten Ngodrup