The Richmond Counselling and Psychotherapy Service (RCPS)

The Richmond Counselling and Psychotherapy Service (RCPS)

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Raleigh Road United Church
Raleigh Road
Richmond Upon Thames


07900 210829 - Richmond upon Thames. / 07900 210829 - Co-ordinator/ also Oxshott-Surrey.

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About us

February 2020- The RCPS -

Established in Richmond since 1994
Also in Oxshott KT22

1. Short term and Long term individual therapy

2. Couples Therapy - in Richmond TW9 and Oxshott, KT22

3. Therapy for adults/ parents caring for disabled children

4. Student therapists will be allocated an experienced therapist at £45 per weekly session at the RCPS.


  • Give us a call to describe you difficulties and let us know what you are looking for
  • Your calls will be returned as soon as possible so please leave a brief messages
  • An assessments will be booked, this will last one hour and the fee for this meeting is £40.00 but at the RCPS fees are always negotiable
  • Therapy happens once a week for an hour, you will be invoiced monthly for sessions received. And payments, via bank transfer
  • All sessions are confidential and we take data protection seriously

In Richmond only -

4. Tai chi - Monday evenings and Wednesday afternoons and evenings.

Training, qualifications & experience

Since 1994, the RCPS has provided therapy at an affordable rate. This has been achieved by the use of integrative therapy such as relational-exploratory therapy, CBT, existential, and mindfulness methods.

Currently 80% of our therapists are fully qualified. The remaining therapists are in the process of completing a long term and recognised by UKCP, BACP or BPS training courses.

All therapists are in personal therapy/ self development and attend fortnightly supervision (at the RCPS) as a way of monitoring and supporting clinical practice.

The Management Team are all accredited psychotherapists.

(Updated Feb 2020).

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Other areas of counselling we deal with

February 2020 - Placements and CPD

Dear placement applicants

The RCPS is offers placements for training therapists.  Interviews take place on Tuesdays in the afternoon.

I should like to inform you ahead of time that supervision take place fortnightly on Tuesdays 10.30-12.30 pm. And volunteering available slots are

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays' evenings,

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays' daytime.

Please register your interest by texting me on 07900 210 829.

For those of you that have found a placement already I wish you all the best.

Yours kindly

Maria B Thieme  RCPS Coordinator.

  • CPD - The RCPS runs a monthly study group. Its' purpose is enrich our knowledge, maintain our interest in the work and fulfilling our commitment to continual professional development.    (Feb 2020)

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February 2020

Sessions are negotiable.

Assessments/ Fees - £40.00 usually(RCPS).


Further information

Maria B Thieme, the Co-ordinator, is an UKCP accredited psychotherapist, and trained supervisor with a BSc in Psychology. Her experience began with managing a Community Mental Health home in Surbiton for four years and at the Star and Garter Home for eight years as part of the medical team at that time.

Since 1994 she has been running the Richmond Counselling and Psychotherapy Service holding assessment meetings, interviewing prospective clients, supervising  therapists. And looking after the administrative and financial aspects of the Service.

For individual sessions/ supervision in Oxshott please call

07900 210829 to arrange an initial meeting.

Maps & Directions

Richmond Upon Thames, TW9 2DX
Oxshott, KT22

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Portuguese, French


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes

The two RCPS rooms are situated on the ground floor and next to it a large wheel chair accessible toilet. All step free access.


Daytime or evening appointments to be negotiated.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am an UKCP accredited psychotherapist since 2003, and trained supervisor with Cascade and The Centre for Transpersonal Psychotherapy, I have a BSc in Psychology.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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