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Maureen Othen. MBACP. Relate Registered Practitioner.

Surrey, CR0
07753373472 07753373472 07753373472 07753373472 Registered / Accredited

About me

Most people decide to come into counselling because they want to change something in their life.  They want to deal with the questions that keep cropping up.  They wonder if past events in their life may be affecting how they cope with life today?

Over the years 'coping' has probably helped you to manage the difficult times but talking things through really 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 require that you want to try and change things and are committed to working on yourself and your relationships.

Research suggests that it really is helpful to talk to someone in confidence especially when you are struggling with anxiety, stress, bereavement or just trying to make sense of things around you.

I am an accredited and registered counsellor by BACP and a registered Relate counsellor. I came into counselling after seeing how helpful talking to a trained therapist can be. I know it can help with anger issues, anxiety, depression and grief along with so many other issues.

Please telephone or e-mail me to ask any questions you may have or to arrange an initial session where 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. In the current pandemic situation I am finding that telephone and Zoom sessions are working well.

Our first session will be an opportunity to talk about what you want from counselling and how we might work together.This is an opportunity to meet, ask any questions and to review your needs. This could be managed at present by a telephone or Zoom session. 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)
Certificated& 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.

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.


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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


Individuals and couples £45.00.

Family £50.00

Young People £35.0

Availability: Monday/Wednesday/Thursday evenings /Saturday afternoons.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Further information

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.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

I work both on the telephone and via video link zoom.


Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Flexible during the pandemic as working mainly on zoom and telephone

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


I am training as a supervisor and would like to offer low cost supervision.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Maureen Othen. MBACP. Relate Registered Practitioner.

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