Maureen Othen MBACP. Relate Registered Practitioner.

Maureen Othen MBACP. Relate Registered Practitioner.


07753373472 / 07753373472

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07753373472 / 07753373472

About me

Relationships bring about significant change. It’s as simple as that. You see it when people fall in love, are in crisis or when they learn from a favourite teacher. And it can be incredibly effective in counselling. I feel privileged when clients open up to me and extraordinary satisfaction when the relationship is dynamic and spontaneous. It’s all about creating a unique bond that brings clients to a place where they start to make sense of issues and we find the most amazing solutions.

I try to see the world as you see it. I never judge, I never dismiss concerns as ‘nothing to worry about’. While I’m trained in a number of different approaches to psychotherapy, this is your time to express yourself. I’ll create a new therapy that suits your particular needs and we’ll work together to reach a satisfying and long-lasting outcome.

I’ve been a counsellor for over 16 years and my interest in this area stemmed from receiving therapy myself.  I am a trained and registered Relate counsellor as well as BACP Registered /Accredited Counsellor/Psycotherapist.  In common with most other counsellors I attend regularly on-going training and ensure that my training is up-to date and relevant.

I know what it means to find that special relationship. I also know it makes sense to shop around, and meet with the therapist for a short amount of time. That’s why I offer just that: a ‘first step consultation’, a chance to meet me and see how you feel about moving forward. 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
LGBT trained
Enhanced DBS

I have undertaken extra training in working with Affairs & counselling with a sexual focus

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

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.


One off reduced introductory fee of £35.00

Individuals, Couples and Family £45.00.

Young People £35.00

Concessions: Yes.

Availability: Monday/Wednesday/Thursday evenings /Saturday afternoons.

Further information

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

Surrey, CR0

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Monday evenings, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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