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MBACP Accredited, BA (Hons) Integrative Relational Counselling

About me

We offer one-to-one counselling and coaching for adults proven to be successful in improving wellbeing and enjoyment of life. Contact us if you want help with overcoming anxiety & panic attacks; improving relationships and managing through separation or divorce, affairs or abuse; fighting depression & low mood; coping with bereavement & loss; managing workplace stress; building self esteem and confidence; anger management; reducing the impact of past events and trauma; caring for those with dementia.

We offer face to face or online sessions to suit, and at our practice rooms all appropriate measures have been put in place to ensure a safe environment. Contact us for an initial meeting to see if counselling and working with one of our counsellors is right for you and to answer any questions you might have.

We also provide coaching for improved self confidence and work performance, as well as specific coaching for overcoming public speaking anxiety. In addition we provide business development coaching for therapists looking to improve their private practice. Supervision is also provided for both qualified and counsellors-in-training.

We work from 2 locations, Sutton (SM2) and Carshalton Beeches (SM5) which are easily accessible from Banstead, Carshlaton, Cheam, Wallington, Epsom, Ewell, Croydon, Purley, Morden and the Sutton and Surrey area. There is free parking available, wheelchair access and both are close to rail and bus routes. We also offer a Walk & Talk option for those who enjoy being outdoors.

A Walk & Talk option is also offered which provides the benefit of being outdoors and getting exercise whilst talking.

Training, qualifications & experience

The team are experienced, qualified, BACP registered and accredited counsellors who have worked in the NHS, community counselling services and Cruse Bereavement Service. We understand how difficult it can be to get support when most needed. We also have additional specific experience and training in working with clients who have experienced childhood trauma, and those going through relationship difficulties.

All the counsellors at the service are qualifies Integrative Relational Counsellors which means they focus on using the therapeutic relationship to help you explore issues and concerns, and use a range of tools from different therapies to suit your specific needs.

Maria has further qualifications in personal coaching, including NLP and prior to qualifying as a counsellor worked as a Manager, motivating and coaching teams and individuals to success in both large corporates and small businesses.

Supervision for counsellors either those that are qualified or those in training, is also offered by Maria, who is a trained and experienced supervisor.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

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

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Supervision for qualified counsellors and counsellors-in-training.


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£50 per session, including the initial 50 minute session

Supervision for counsellors: £50 per hour.

Reduced rate of £45 available for trainee counsellors.

Please note: We do not offer couples counselling.

When I work

We have availability Monday-Friday currently including evenings.

Carshalton Beeches Baptist Church, Banstead Road, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 3NL

Sutton, Surrey, SM2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

Disabled parking spaces


In person

I provide either face-to-face or Zoom supervision sessions to support you in counselling clients during this difficult time.

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