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Maria B Thieme, the RCPS Lead, 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.

Oxshott therapy practice established since 2006.

Maria Bento-Thieme - 0790-0210829


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 hold an initial meeting with 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. I like integrating the findings in neuropsychology and relational psychology to my work.

What is therapy?
Oxshott Therapy Room
Therapy is a place where you unravel and try to make sense of what feels overwhelming or puzzling to you. It’s a space where you can reflect on the narrative you are accustomed to use.

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

The RCPS - Established in Richmond since 1994

LOW FEE regular weekly sessions with no time limitation at the RCPS.

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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 50% 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 November 2020).

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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.

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 Lead.


  • CPD - I run a monthly study group. Its' purpose is enrich our knowledge, maintain our interest in the work and fulfilling our commitment to continual professional development.  Please contact me on 07900210829 for further information  (July 2021)

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From £40.00 to £60.00

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Maria Thieme - Oxshott - Individual/ couples therapy/ Supervision - £60/negotiable.

(If you have been referred to me for therapy please do not hesitate to call so that we can discuss your circumstances.)

RCPS Fees -  NEGOTIABLE/ LOW FEE STRUCTURE (RCPS). At the RCPS we aim to support the public. You will pay what you are able to afford. Please call us to discuss your situation.



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Daytime or evening appointments. Please text me or call me for further details 07900210829

Further information

Maria B Thieme, the RCPS Lead, 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.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

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Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I have over 25 years experience as a group and individual supervisor. Please feel free to call me to explore further how I can support you.

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