Maria Harding Msc, Advanced Dip Psychotherapy, BA Hons, UKCP And BACP Registered

Maria Harding Msc, Advanced Dip Psychotherapy, BA Hons, UKCP And BACP Registered

Reigate Wellbeing Centre
The Old Bakery
South Road

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07919350964 / +447919350964

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About me

Maria Harding MSc, Adv Dip in Psychotherapy, BA (Hons), UKCP and Bacp registered

I am a private and NHS UKCP and Bacp accredited psychotherapist.  I have an integrative and psychodynamic training and am experienced in working with a range of difficulties including complex depression and anxiety, self-esteem issues, relationship problems and personality disorders. I have provided assessments and psychological interventions within a range of NHS settings since 2011 including a secondary care complex depression and anxiety setting and a specialist personality disorder service (South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust).My work often focuses on helping people who find themselves stuck in unhelpful patterns of behaviour and who are struggling with relational issues.  I am qualified in utilising evidence based interventions such as Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) and Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT) to help people whose interpersonal difficulties (both in their private and work life) contribute to symptoms of depression and anxiety. Therapy can help to reduce emotional suffering, support change, and promote personal growth. It is a collaborative process and the insight gained can help people look at life from a different perspective and enable them to respond differently to life’s challenges. People often seek support when they are facing life transitions or feel stuck in their lives. However there are many reasons why people might seek the help of therapy. These might include:

  • Relationship difficulties or break ups
  •   Problems in the workplace
  •   Loss and bereavement
  •   Self-esteem issues
  •   Difficulties relating to childhood
  •   Trauma
  •   Depression
  •   Anxiety and stress
  •   Personality disorder

Training, qualifications & experience

Relevant Qualifications &Training

  • Master of Science in Psychodynamics of Human Development (University of London)
  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (Regent’s University)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy & Counselling (University of Wales)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Gestalt Therapy Theory Studies (London Metropolitan)
  • Certificate in Mentalization Based Therapy (Anna Freud Centre & University College London)
  • Accredited Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy Practitioner (Anna Freud Centre & British Psychoanalytic Council)
  • 18 Month Infant Observation Study (British Association of Psychotherapists)

Professional Accreditation

The UKCP is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. A UKCP psychotherapist undertakes a minimum four year post graduate in depth training in how to work with a variety of people with a range of emotional distress, mental health issues and difficulties. A UKCP psychotherapist follows a strict code of ethical practice and is required to demonstrate continual professional development as well as regular supervision. I am also accredited with the BACP.

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Fees and appointments

Each 50 minute session is £85. I hold some spaces at a reduced fee for people in training or other circumstances.  I am an approved provider for various health insurers including WPA, BUPA, Aviva, Vitality Health, Cigna and AXA PPP.

Booking an appointment

I recommend we have a brief conversation by telephone before we arrange an initial meeting to discuss your reasons for seeking therapy at this time.

What can I expect from an initial consultation?

Coming to speak to someone you have not met before can be daunting so the initial consultation gives you the opportunity to find out what therapy involves and discuss any questions that you may have. It will be important at this stage to evaluate whether you think that you can work with the therapist. It also enables the therapist to assess your current difficulties and develop an initial formulation in the context of your relationships, social circumstances, life events etc.  Typically, it is at this stage that we discuss the type and duration of therapy that is deemed suitable to meet your needs at this time.

When can I book an appointment?

I am able to offer appointments at flexible times that can fit in with your working pattern (early morning, during the day and evenings). I work part time in the NHS and run a private clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Some evening appointments on other days of the week are also available.

What if I need to cancel or reschedule my appointment?

In the event that you are unable to keep an appointment, I ask for at least 48 hours’ notice.  A cancelled appointment with less than 48 hours’ notice will be charged at £40. A missed appointment without notice will be charged at £85. As a therapy space will be retained for you during a course of therapy, 2 cancelled sessions for holiday requirements are offered at no fee. Any further sessions missed will be charged as outlined above.

Further information


I operate from two locations.

Reigate Clinic

Reigate Wellbeing Centre

The Old Bakery

South Road



There is some reserved parking on the premises or free street parking on local roads. Alternatively you may wish to park in the nearby Bell Street car park which is approximately a 10 minute walk from the centre.

Dorking Clinic

This consulting room is located on the edge of Holmwood Common, National Trust, in an area of outstanding beauty. There is plenty of parking.

Maps & Directions

Reigate, RH2 7LB

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


I am flexible in terms of appointments and endeavour to accommodate them to your needs Please contact me for further details.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme