Mary Pelham

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MSc Integ. Psych., UKCP Reg., MBACP Reg
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey, KT4 7SQ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Worcester Park, Wimbledon, Sutton, Raynes Park, Epsom and Ewell, Kingston, SW London

In order to be as flexible as possible, I offer sessions face to face, online, or a mixture of both.  My practice adheres to all current Covid hygiene advice.

I am an integrative-relational psychotherapist and counsellor with 24 years experience.  I offer confidential support and understanding to enable individuals and couples take the necessary steps towards coping with life's difficulties. 

I provide brief counselling as well as more in-depth, longer-term individual therapy, couples counselling, EMDR, CBT, solution-focussed brief therapy, group therapy, young people's counselling, supervision, and coaching.

I work with a wide range of issues such as relationships; bereavement; anxiety (generalised and social); depression; family issues; low self-esteem; anger management; stress; trauma; health issues, abuse, adolescence, cross-cultural relationships, weight loss (see full list below) and may incorporate mindfulness and other approaches to assist you to live a calmer, more stress-free life.

I facilitate this work using a holistic approach which respects your values, difference  and uniqueness and I will help you to gain new insights, understand your problems and recognize your inner strengths and capacity for personal growth and change.

I abide by the professional Code of Ethics of UKCP, BACP and Metanoia Institute.

My practice:
5 minutes from the A3, bus routes and Worcester Park Station (SW Rail). 
-  Plenty of free parking
-  Daytime and evening sessions.

If you would like to find out if I am the right counsellor for you please telephone or email. An initial session will enable you to see whether we are able to form a good working relationship and to further explore what you want from therapy before making any further commitment.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc Integrative Psychotherapy (Middx University/Metanoia Institute)
  • Post-graduate Certificate Integrative Supervision (Metanoia Instute)
  • Post-graduate Certificate Integrative Counselling and Coaching (University of East London)
  • Clinical Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy (Metanoia Institute)
  • Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS)
  • Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Humanistic Counselling (CTSC)
  • Trainer  (16 years experience working with support professionals)
  • Bereavement Counsellor (18 years experience)
  • Certificate 'Attachment From Cradle to Grave'
  • Avanced Certificate Life Coaching
  • Practitioner Certificate Process Group Facilitation (Berne Institute)
  • Counselling for young people
  • Alcohol Counsellor
  • Trauma counsellor with specialism in supporting survivors of rape, sexual abuse, violence
  • Specialist experience of working with Domestic Abuse (15 years)
  • Associate Lecturer Middlesex University
  • Counselling Tutor - Level 4/5 Counselling Diploma
  • Supervisor of individuals and groups (See "Supervisor" listing)
  • Personal Consultancy/coaching (see Life Coach Directory)
  • MBSR - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction - trained
  • Advanced Diploma in Nutrition

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Telephone, face time counselling
  • Counselling for young people
  • Supervision for counsellors and trainees
  • Coaching /Counselling for weight loss, eating disorders, assertiveness, career change, etc.
  • Group Therapy
  • Training - workshops
  • Mindfulness
  • Anxiety and Stress


£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva

Additional information

£70 per 1 hour session  (individual or in group)

£85  per 1 hour session Couples

£70    "        "     Supervision (individual or in group)

Performance Coaching/Personal Consultancy/groupwork available @ Mary Pelham Personal Consultancy - to be agreed according  to your needs.

Concessions available to students and people on low income.

I am also an experienced trainer, facilitator and university lecturer.

Registered practitioner with BUPA and AVIVA.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

8:00am - 8:00pm Monday - Thursday,

Further information

Professional Memberships:

(UKCP) UK Assocation for Counselling and Psychotherapy
I am a UKCP approved supervisor
(BACP) British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy - on the BACP Register of Counsellors
Metanoia Institute - Metanoia Primary Supervisor
(IFL) Institute for Learning
I abide the code of ethics of the above organisations

Other Memberships:
BACP Children and Young People Division
BACP Coaching Division (I am a network group organiser for the BACPC Central London group)
Assocation for Coaching
UKAPI (United Kingdom Association for Psychotherapy Integration)
Association of Integrated Coaching and Therapy Professionals (AICTP)

I am committed to continuing professional development
I am fully insured

Malden Green Avenue, Worcester Park, Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey, KT4 7SQ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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In order to be as flexible as possible, I am holding sessions face to face, online, or a mixture of both as required.

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I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist and approved supervisor.

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