Maureen Othen MBACP. Relate Registered Practitioner.
07753373472 / 07753373472
I am a trained and registered Relate counsellor as well as BACP Registered /Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist.
I have been a counsellor for over 16 years and my interest in this area stemmed from receiving therapy myself many years ago. There are many reasons why you might be looking for a counsellor and I understand that taking the first step can feel a bit overwhelming.
As a counsellor an important element of my practice is the relationship you and I create together. A safe trusting relationship provides the security and freedom from which to explore, discover and learn more about you and what has brought you into counselling. We can work together to support what is presently working well for you, identify areas that may be less rewarding and help you find your own solutions. I am interested in helping you find meaning and possibilities in your life through increased self awareness.
In common with most other counsellors I attend regularly on-going training and ensure that my training is up-to date and relevant.
Of course it makes sense to shop around and meet with the counsellor for a 'one-off'. I like to suggest a ‘first step consultation’, a chance to meet with me and see how you feel about booking further sessions. Whether you’re an individual, couple, young person or a family looking for answers, I look forward to taking that first step.
Training, qualifications & experience
B. A. (Hons)
MBACP (Registered & Accredited).
UKRCP Reg.Ind. Counsellor/Psychotherapist.
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Crawley College)
Diploma in Bereavement Counselling (Greenwich University)
Trained and Registered Relate Counsellor
Trained and Registered Family Counsellor
Trained and Registered Young People's Counsellor
Trained Emotional Focussed Therapy Counsellor
Trained and Registered Child Counsellor
I have undertaken extra training in working with Affairs & counselling with a sexual focus
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Emotionally focused therapy (EFT)
EFT is usually a short term (8-20 sessions), structured approach to couples therapy formulated in the 1980's and has developed alongside the science on adult attachment and bonding to expand understanding about what is happening in couple relationships and to guide therapists. In the last fifteen years, EFT is also used with families and individuals. A substantial body of research outlining the effectiveness of EFT now exists. Research studies find that 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery and approximately 90% show significant improvements.
Individuals, Couples and Family £45.00.
Young People £35.00
Availability: Monday/Wednesday/Thursday evenings /Saturday afternoons.
Following the initial consultation and should you wish to continue we might agree a number of sessions to begin with or take it on a week by week basis. If that is not the best option at this time we can discuss other modes of counselling or support that may be open to you.
I hold sessions in Purley (plenty of free parking directly outside the therapy room) and in Croydon just a one minute walk from the Church Street Stop on the Tram line. Both venues are very easy to access.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday evenings, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|