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About me

I am a skilled and experienced Counselling Psychologist accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) in the UK. I completed the required six years full time Masters training programme in South Africa to become a psychologist and graduated in 1998.

Psychology in practice deals with the science of human behaviours and the complexities of the human brain and how it manifests in a person's life. Clients have commented on my ability to communicate these complexities in such a simple way that it creates a better understanding of their own minds and behaviours. During sessions, I implement the skills I advocate clients to develop, which include reflective listening, empathy, understanding, self-awareness, personal growth, motivation, change and self compassion.

I am passionate about helping people to understand and accept themselves but at the same time implementing the necessary changes to live a productive and fulfilled life.


  • Psychotherapy - trained in Counselling psychology, I mainly use an integrative approach.
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Narrative Approach to Eating Disorders
  • Somatic Intervention
  • MBTI type for individuals and couples
  • Spiritual approach (Christian)
  • Skills coaching

This includes, however, is not limited to;

- Assertiveness
- Boundaries
- Time management
- Stress management
- Communication
- Conflict management
- Self-esteem
- Anger management
- Goal setting
- Mindfulness
- Co-dependency & relationships

Training, qualifications & experience

As a psychologist, who takes a scientific approach to human behaviour, I am trained in numerous therapy modalities and use them interchangeably based on the client's needs. I am qualified to diagnose mental health problems as well as to perform psychometric tests.

My career started in forensics, working in a medium security prison in South Africa for five years. From there I moved to work in a specialist inpatient clinic for more than 10 years. I became highly skilled in facilitating the twelve step programme, as well as life skills, relapse prevention and psycho-educational groups. In addition to group facilitation, I developed some of the group content material for the psycho-educational program in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for clients. My role mainly involved one to one counselling sessions with clients and, when appropriate, with the client's family. I carried a weekly case load of clients and did intense psychotherapy with each client, seeing each client up to 4 hours per week for a minimum of 3 weeks per client.

I ran a successful private practise, concurrent with my full time employment, for 15 years. I have vast experience working with adults with dual diagnosis, depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, eating disorders and addiction.

I have attended numerous post-graduate training courses to broaden my skills in a wide variety of fields. I am trained in working with children and use numerous child therapy techniques. I am trained in working with trauma and have done, and continue to train, in trauma work. I am fully qualified as an EMDR therapist.

I am experienced in teaching and life coaching and have run life skills groups including stress management, time management, communication, conflict management, co-dependency, boundaries, relapse prevention and mindfulness. I have developed a relapse prevention template used by a specialist clinic in South Africa.

I am currently working part time at the Priory Hospital in Woking.

University degrees are:

  • B.Soc. Sc. (UOFS, SA) (3 years full time)
  • B.Soc. Sc. Hons. (UOFS, SA) (one year full time)
  • Masters (Counselling Psychology) (US, SA) (2 years full time including one year placement)

Additional training

  • EMDR (Level I, II & III)
  • MBTI (Step I & II) (accredited user) & MMTIC (children's version)
  • MMPI

Completed the following CPD courses:

  • Introduction to Somatic Experiencing (2 days in 2018)
  • Sounds True: 10 day Healing Trauma summit (10 days in 2018)
  • Somatic Psychology: Enhancing Embodiment in Trauma Treatment (3 hour seminar in 2018).
  • Integrating and Working with PTSD, Complex PTSD and Adverse childhood Events from an Attachment Perspective (3 hour seminar in 2018)
  • EMDR therapy and Mindfulness for trauma focused care (3 hour seminar in 2018).
  • DBT (APT training 6 days in 2018)
  • Advanced Play therapy (2 days in 1999)
  • CBT: Working with deliberate self-harm (1 day in 2018)
  • Sandtray therapy (1 day 1996)
  • Filial Therapy (1 day 1996)
  • Puppet Therapy (1 day 1996)
  • Assessment of and working with sexually abused, traumatized children and children from divorced families (2 days)
  • Angry Child and ADHD workshop (1 day)
  • Short term therapy techniques with Oppositional & Defiant Children and Adolescents (1 day)
  • Eco-systemic Play Therapy (2 days)
  • Stephen Covey’s 7 habits of highly effective people (4 days in 2008)
  • Study tools for senior learners (2 days)

Member organisations

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.


Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.


British Psychological Society

British Psychological Society

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


I am a registered provider for the following insurance companies:



Private funding fee is £70 - £90 per hour, depending on rooms used. Discounts for private clients can be negotiated.


Monday 15:00 - 18:30

Tuesdays 9:00 - 17:00

Wednesdays 14:00 - 18:00

Further information

Getting started...

Send me an email or a text message requesting an appointment. I prefer this way of contact over a phone call. If you are concerned regarding confidentiality only use your first name and do not put in identifiable personal details e.g. date of birth in the message.

I will contact you within 24 hours of receiving your email or text message, and suggest a day and time for our first appointment. I am currently seeing private clients on Tuesdays between 9:00 and 15:00.

The first appointment will be an assessment and you can bring someone with you if you feel uncomfortable to see me on your own. I will take a thorough history. I will ask you to complete a personal details form. If you feel comfortable with me in the first meeting, we can discuss your care pathway and agree on a follow up appointment.

The first and subsequent sessions are 55 minutes.

We agree on the frequency of appointments, but normally it is once a week to start off and can be reduced to fortnightly or monthly later in therapy. If you are privately funded I will invoice you and if you have insurance I invoice the insurance company directly.

16 MacDonald Road
GU18 5TN

Key details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Afrikaans
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.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults
Maryke Page (M.A., CPsychol.)

Maryke Page (M.A., CPsychol.)