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OXSHOTT THERAPY, Maria Thieme, Surrey and the RCPS.

Oxshott KT22 & Richmond Upon Thames TW9

About us

The RCPS -


Established in Richmond since 1994

In Oxshott KT22 since 2003 - Maria Thieme

Maria Bento-Thieme -  0790-0210829


Regular weekly sessions at £50 per hour. This can be discussed and negotiated at the initial appointment.

Oxshott KT22

UKCP Accredited Therapist
BSC in Psychology
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Therapist)
BSFT (Brief Solution Focused Therapy)
DIT (Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy)
DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapist)
These are all theoretical approaches which deal with trauma, anxiety and depression.
About my work
My experience began with managing a Community Mental Health Home in Surbiton for four years and then the Star and Garter Home in Richmond Hill for eight years as part of the medical team.

In 1994 I took over the running of the Richmond Counselling and Psychotherapy Service. My role is to supervise the therapists, interview therapists for placements, deal with the finances and assess new clients.

My intention
My intention is to provide a confidential and accessible psychological intervention at an affordable rate. I like to integrate various theoretical approaches. Originally using transpersonal and humanistic broadly exploratory talking therapy and lately some focused work. My training was heavily influenced by the Psychoanalytical (post Freudians) and transpersonal (Jungian) theories. I like the concept of relation therapy, integrating the findings in neuropsychology and relational psychology.

What is therapy?
Oxshott Therapy Room
Therapy is a place where you unravel and try to make sense of what feels overwhelming or puzzling. It’s a space where you can re-think, re-write the script given to you, the narrative you are accustomed to use. I like to invite you to this transitional space where you can sort out what is valuable to you from the inside out.

Coronavirus – changes in the way we are working
In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak affecting many people in many ways, we are taking the necessary steps to protect both our clients and ourselves, by conducting all counselling and psychotherapy sessions via telephone or video calls.

Training, qualifications & experience


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

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 October 2020).

Member organisations *

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Working at the RCPS and CPD

Dear applicants

The RCPS is offers placements for training therapists.  Interviews take place via video calls.

I should like to inform you ahead of time that the RCPS supervision takes place fortnightly on Tuesdays 10.30-12.30 pm.  Please register your interest by texting me on 07900 210 829.

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.    (July 2020)

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

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Sessions are negotiable.

Assessments/ Fees - £40.00 usually (RCPS).

Maria Thieme - Oxshott - £50.00 - Private individual/ couples therapy.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

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.


Raleigh Road United Church
Raleigh Road
Richmond Upon Thames

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Portuguese


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access



Daytime or evening appointments.


Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


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
Telephone supervision

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