(Richmond Counselling and Psychotherapy Service)
Affordable, Accessible Therapy

Maria has been the co-ordinator of RCPS for 28 years.  She still sees clients at RCPS, as well as running a private practice, and supervision sessions in Oxshott. 


My Background

My experience began with managing a Community Mental Health Home in Surbiton for four years after which I spent eight years as part of the medical team at the Star and Garter Home in Richmond.

I took over running the RCPS in 1994.  Here I assess new clients, supervise the therapists, interview therapists for placements and deal with the finances.

My intention

My intention is to provide confidential and accessible psychological intervention at an affordable rate.  I like to integrate various theoretical approaches.  I originally used transpersonal and humanistic, broadly exploratory, talking therapy but lately I have carried out some short-term focused work.   


Therapy with me

Therapy is a place where you unravel and try to make sense of what feels overwhelming and puzzling.  It is a space where you can re-think the narrative you are accustomed to using.  I invite you to this transitional space where you can sort out what is valuable to you. 

My private practice is located in Oxshott, KT22

Maria's Oxshott Therapy Room
Maria's Oxshott Therapy Room

Supervision with me

I have been running group supervision for trainee therapists, as well as experienced therapists, since 1994.  My approach is an integration of psychodynamic and humanistic thinking, and incorporates short-term theories such as brief solution focused therapy, human givens, and cognitive behavioural.  The groups are supervisor led with input from all involved and the main focus is on clinical material. At times it also includes self-development and support. 

The aim of group supervision is to provide the ethical frame for therapists to have a forum where they can explore their work in a nourishing environment with peers who share a similar calibre of knowledge and vibrancy.   

The intention is to create a group of open-minded, experienced and resourceful therapists who will enrich their work through regular contact.

The supervision complies with the ethical requirements for supervision from our regulatory professional bodies.

My Fees

I offer regular weekly therapy sessions from £60 per hour for individuals and from £80 per hour and a quarter for couples.  The fee will be discussed and negotiated at the initial session. 

Group supervision sessions costs £30 per two hour session.  

My Qualifications

  • UKCP Accredited Therapist
  • BSC in Psychology
  • EMDR (Eye movement  desensitisation therapist)
  • BSFT (Brief solution focused therapy)
  • DIT (Dynamic interpersonal therapy)
  • DBT (Dialectical behavioural therapist)
  • Neuropsychology

Member organisations

UKCP – United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy