About me

I am a qualified, experienced and registered psychodynamic psychotherapist with a consulting room at my home in Mitcham. I offer weekly open-ended therapy or ‘Time-Limited’ therapy (twelve sessions).

Our sessions will take place in a calm and confidential listening environment where you can talk and think about whatever you might be struggling with. It may take time but together, we will be able to gain an understanding of how you might be able think, feel and live differently and not feel alone along the way.

I understand that coming to therapy can be daunting, you have already taken the first step by investigating what help is out there for you. An initial consultation is an opportunity for us to meet and discuss how I could help you before you decide whether to take up more regular sessions.

My practice does not have a long waiting list and I shall endeavour to see you for an initial consultation within a week. I can offer appointments on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday daytimes and evenings and Sunday mornings.

I look forward to speaking with you. Maria.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice (WPF Therapy/University of Roehampton) and a B.Ed. Roehampton University.

I have worked extensively with children and young people and have experience of working with adult men and women of all ages from different cultural backgrounds and of different persuasions (life, sexuality, religious outlook, professional backgrounds and political beliefs)

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Intergenerational trauma and birth trauma.


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students

Additional information

I charge between £40-£60 per session.

I offer some low-fee sessions according to income and circumstances.

Further information

I receive regular supervision, carry out frequent CPD (continued professional development) and work within the ethical guidelines of the BACP.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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