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About us

Chanden Patel BACP Acc & Maria Ward UKCP Acc

are two colleagues working collaboratively to offer individual, couple, and group work, using either Transactional Analysis, Psychodynamic with an integrative approach.

We draw on our combined experiences as therapists of over forty years and bring knowledge and passion to our work.

Training, qualifications & experience

Chanden - BA Hons in Transactional Analysis. Diploma in Counselling using a Psychodynamic frame. Integrative Couple Counselling For Depression (Third wave IAPT). Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. Working with Carers for people with Dementia.

Maria - BSc Psychology& Educational Studies, MSt & Diploma in Psychodynamic Practice. Solution Focused Training.

Chanden and Maria have worked in Primary Care and the Mental health care trust within the NHS. They also have experience of working in employment assistance programmes, Family centres including Social Services, and Universities.

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.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Culture and Identity Issues

Life stage challenges

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

  • £50 per individual session
  • £25 per session (for group work).
  • £65 per Couple session - (some flexibility for couples on a low income).

Further information

We also run small groups usually up to 8 people. See our website for further details.

2A South Parade

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Nexus Heart and Mind Therapy

Nexus Heart and Mind Therapy