Maureen Othen. MBACP. Relate Registered Practitioner.
Hello, I am a Registered Accredited Relate trained counsellor currently working with couples, individuals and families.
Over the years 'coping' has probably helped you to manage the difficult times but talking things through in a non judgemental, warm and caring environment can help you find the courage to leave your comfort zone and tackle some personal challenges. Of course counselling isn’t a magic cure and while counselling facilitates healing and change, it does requires that you are willing to change and are committed to working on yourself and your relationships. I can support you in undertaking a journey of exploration that takes you to the core of your issues.
Research suggests that it really is helpful to talk to someone in confidence especially when you are struggling with anxiety, stress, bereavement or trying to make sense of things.
Please telephone or e-mail me to ask any questions you may have or to arrange an initial session where you we can meet and decide how you feel about working together.
The sessions are for 60 minutes and my rooms are in Croydon and Purley. Both are well serviced by public transport and there is parking available outside the room at Purley.
Our first session will be an opportunity to talk about what you want from counselling and how we might work together. I offer a one-off session ( a consultation) which is commitment free. This is an opportunity to meet, ask any questions and to review your needs in person. If you decide to continue we can set up sessions on a weekly or two weekly basis.
Training, qualifications & experience
B. A. (Hons)
MBACP (Registered & Accredited).
UKRCP Reg.Ind. Counsellor/Psychotherapist.
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Crawley College)
Diploma in Bereavement Counselling (Greenwich University)
Diploma in Relationship Counselling (Relate Doncaster University)
Cerificated & Registered Relate Family Counsellor
Certificated & Registered Relate Young People's Counsellor
Certificated Emotional Focussed Therapy Counsellor
I have undertaken extra training in working with Affairs & counselling with a sexual focus.
Whilst in private practice I continue to work for Relate as a couple /individual/ family and child and young person counsellor.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Emotionally focused therapy (EFT)
EFT is usually a short term (8-20 sessions), structured approach to couples therapy formulated in the 1980's and has developed alongside the science on adult attachment and bonding to expand understanding about what is happening in couple relationships and to guide therapists. In the last fifteen years, EFT is also used with families and individuals. A substantial body of research outlining the effectiveness of EFT now exists. Research studies find that 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery and approximately 90% show significant improvements.
Individuals and couples £45.00.
Young People £35.00.
Availability: Monday/Wednesday/Thursday evenings /Saturday afternoons.
I have sessions in Purley (free parking directly outside the therapy room) and in Croydon just a one minute walk from the Church Street Stop on the Tram line. Both venues are very easy to access.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|