Meet the Mind Growth Mastery Team


Whatever you are looking for, we are proud to present our diverse team. We have Qualified Accredited Professionals, able to offer a wide range of different therapeutic modalities; Pre-Accredited Therapists providing CBT or Integrative-Relational Psychotherapeutic Counselling at reduced cost; and a Low-Cost service provided by experienced therapists in training, in partnership with local Charities.

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Debbie Brewin

Consultant Therapist, Supervisor & Trainer.

OT, Dip App Psychol, MSc CBT.

BABCP Accredited HCPC Registered

Debbie has worked in mental health for over 30 years.
After an early career as an Occupational Therapist, working with people with physical health needs, Debbie worked in mental health, specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapies and in using EMDR with trauma. She has a special interest in physical health and how this is affected by emotional well-being and in helping people find fulfilling work.
She has worked as a practitioner, supervisor and clinical manager in the NHS and Social Services. Latterly she worked as a trainer and facilitator in Universities, third sector and private practice. She has also worked for employee assistance programmes and in business and the corporate world as a company Director, employment coach and trainer. She has assisted with several clinical research trials including developing patient and therapist manuals and training. She has just completed the second in a series of books with Dr Lee David which can be viewed HERE.
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Dr Gurjeet Bansal

HCPC Registered Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Supervisor.

BSc (Hons), MSc, MBPsS, DPsych

Gurjeet is passionate about providing care to those in need, sensitively helping them work through difficult situations, process traumatic events, and develop into better versions of themselves.

Led by her interest in helping others, Gurjeet practices as a psychologist privately and in the NHS. She has enjoyed working as a Clinical Lead Psychologist, offering supervision, management, and training to staff members, and therapy to people experiencing complex difficulties. Gurjeet has also offered lectures and workshops to large companies and universities, and group therapy for depression, anxiety and low self-esteem. Her area of expertise is in one-to-one person-centred therapy using an integrative approach including CBT, acceptance and commitment therapy, and mindfulness.

Gurjeet has also trained in EMDR to offer individuals treatment choice of evidence-based treatment whilst they collaboratively work through difficulties together. She has published research in addictions and sits on the British Psychological Society Committee, offering her experience to help improve ways of working, provide training and expertise and also assistance with organising the annual conference.

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Bianca Clarke

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist & Supervisor. EMDR Therapist, CBT Integrated Fitness Coach

BSc Psychology, PG Dip CBT.

Bianca has worked in mental health and behavioural therapies since 2009 since achieving her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She started out her career in mental health working as an Assistant Psychologist and then as a Behavioural Therapist working with children and their families. Bianca also qualified as a fitness coach and personal trainer in 2014 before training in CBT and EMDR therapy. 

Bianca has worked in NHS services since 2015 providing low and high intensity CBT therapy to adults experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression. Bianca also has experience of delivering therapy and wellbeing classes in corporate settings providing support to staff within large companies. She is trained to provide efficient therapy in a wide variety of formats such as telephone, face to face and online via skype/zoom and typed therapies.
Bianca’s main goal is to help and inspire people to learn life skills that will enable them to work towards their goals, improve their mental health and ultimately be the person that they want to be.
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Chloe Spencer

Mental Health First Aid Instructor

BA, Mental Health Trainer. (MHFA England Instructor Member).

Chloe is a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) instructor member and founder of Inspire Mental Health.
Passionate about promoting the importance of good mental health and reducing the stigma associated with mental ill health, Chloe believes that normalising conversations about mental health, particularly in the workplace, will enable people to feel supported, keeping them in work during difficult periods in their life.
Prior to starting Inspire Mental Health, Chloe has a background in supporting mental health charities as a volunteer for the Association of Pastoral Care in Mental Health and later as a Samaritans listening volunteer and trainer.
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Nikita Asokar

Psychotherapeutic Counsellor.

MBACP Registered Counsellor / Psychotherapist

Nikita is a BACP registered psychotherapeutic counsellor, with degrees in both Integrative-Relational Counselling and Psychology. She has been working in a Mental Health hospital for over 5 years, and also has voluntary experience with Samaritans and Evelina’s Pride.

Nikita has worked in a range of settings, including an NHS GP surgery and community counselling services, which has allowed her to work with a diverse group of individuals. She has vast experience in working with relationship difficulties, anxiety and stress, grief and trauma.

Nikita has a passion for mental health and counselling for a long time and continues to develop her learning and experience through the current work she does. Nikita truly believes in the positive impact of counselling, and has seen the benefit in raising self-awareness and acceptance. She is keen to offer a safe, trusting and non-judgemental space for individuals to explore their thoughts and feelings, in the hope in finding the best way forward for them.

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Shikainah Champion

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) & Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing Therapist (EMDR).

In addition to CBT & EMDR therapy, Shikainah also trained as a Behavioural Couples Therapist (BCT) under renowned couples therapist Prof Donald Baucom from the University of North Carolina, USA and can work with couples on issues like communication, problem-solving, joint decision-making, and sexual intimacy.

In addition to private practice, Shikainah is also employed by the NHS in a psychological therapies service in South West London. She has worked with diverse groups of clients and has become skilled in creatively designing bespoke interventions whilst keeping to the evidence-based protocols. One of her skills is to look at how best she can help sustain recovery following treatment, looking at clinical issues as well as the wider well-being of clients.

Shikainah describes herself as someone who can quickly put people at ease and passionate about seeing how therapy can enable people to live a life of quality and purpose. Apart from English, I am also fluent in Tamil, Hindi & Urdu and am able to deliver therapies in those languages.

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Samantha Chapman-Allen

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

MBACP, BSc Psychology, PG Dip CBT

Samantha has worked in an NHS GP surgery while training as a cognitive behavioural therapist at the Belfast Cognitive Therapy Centre. 

Her clinical experience includes working with individuals using CBT based interventions, focusing on low mood, stress, worry, anxiety and depression. 
Samantha’s interest in CBT started post studying her Bachelor of science degree and personally seeing the improvements CBT interventions can have on an individual’s life. She is trained to offer supervised individual therapy online video therapy offered by Mind-Growth  Mastery. 
Samantha finds that spending her spare time researching and reading, walking her dogs and practicing meditation and CBT skills improves her own mental well-being. 
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Fariah Garner

Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

MBACP Registered Counsellor / Therapist

Fariah is a BACP registered psychotherapeutic counsellor. Whilst studying she was a trainee counsellor for the NHS and within a private agency. She gained a first class honours degree in Integrative Relational Counselling at Middlesex university. She has worked in a range of settings and with a diverse range of clients and has experience in working with adult and childhood trauma, grief, identity, family issues, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, abuse and feeling stuck or lost. 

Fariah values the importance for her clients to talk in a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive space. She has a keen interest in somatic responses and bringing the mind and body together by understanding the conflicts within the unconscious mind. She believes we are all equally valuable and worthy of being heard and understood, and that we all deserve to live a healthy and fulfilling life.

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Silvia Guarinelli

Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

MBACP Registered

Silvia is a psychotherapeutic counsellor working towards BACP accreditation with a first class degree in Integrative-Relational Counselling. In her personal experience both as a counsellor and as a client, she has witnessed the healing that the therapeutic relationship can spark: she will join you in this part of your journey to explore, together, what may have brought you to therapy and understand it in the broader context of your life. 
By working within community counselling services she has accrued experience of working with a variety of difficulties to individual timeframes. As an integrative counsellor, Silvia is trained both in humanistic and psychodynamic perspectives and she can tailor her approach to individual needs and preferences.
Silvia has a passion for helping others which has drawn her to counselling: she has previous experience of working in a supporting role with people with complex mental health needs and behaviours that challenge using a Positive Behaviour Support approach, and has volunteered as a group facilitator for a charity offering support groups for individuals experiencing depression. 
“I aim to create and nurture a space in which you, as a client, can feel comfortable and safe bringing yourself. I am here to hold space for you, help you find healing tools within yourself, share and witness your human experience and be a compassionate presence in your exploration”.  
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Tina Moradian

Cognitivie Behavioural Therapist

MSc Clin Psych, PG Dip CBT


Tina is a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist pending accreditation since completing her post graduate diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She has experience working in different mental health services since achieving both her Bachelor of Science and Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology. She has co-facilitated group therapy sessions using CBT based interventions, focusing on low mood, stress, worry, mild to moderate anxiety and depression.

Her interest in pursuing a career as a CBT therapist stems from first-hand experience of witnessing the benefits CBT can have on an individual’s life. She is trained to offer support via online video call for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy offered by Mind Growth Mastery.

Tina finds that spending her spare time creating her own artwork, cooking and travelling to different countries improves her own mental well-being. She aims to inspire and help individuals understand their own journey with mental health by encouraging them to talk about their thoughts, emotions and feelings. 

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Lai Shum

Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

MBACP Registered


Lai is a psychotherapeutic counsellor and registered member of the BACP with a first class BA Honours degree in Integrative Relational Counselling. This means she is experienced in taking a clinical approach when combining different theoretical models to best tailor her work with you. In offering you a therapeutic relationship in a non-judgemental, safe and confidential space, she can help you explore your concerns, process your emotions and experiences. In doing so, you may feel heard, supported, less alone and discover for yourself a way forward.

With experience in working with adults and young adults from diverse cultures in the NHS, in a University setting and in the community, Lai’s area of expertise among others include depression, low self esteem, social anxiety, OCD, self harm, loneliness and isolation, parenting issues, existential concerns, loss and grief.
Upholding BACP’s code of ethics and her own values of being mindful and having a compassionate mind, Lai believes in the benefits of facilitating mindful awareness, self-compassion, insight and resilience to help a person withstand change and life’s challenges. Working with Lai you may discover those benefits as part of your journey in overcoming obstacles, towards personal growth and achieving your potential.
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Sophie Papageorgis

Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Trainer

MBACP Registered

Sophie is a Psychotherapeutic Integrative-Relational Counsellor, and has completed several post-graduate specialist courses which qualify er to work with children aged 4 and above and young adults.
She has a special interest in trauma and shame, and enjoys working creatively with clients. Sophie has completed several CBT skills courses and always had a keen interest in the mental health field. She is a trainer for the Mind-Growth-Mastery GROW course, and offers support via online chat, text or telephone for all courses offered by MGM.
Sophie has been a Samaritan for several years, where she also runs training and undertakes mentoring roles. She was previously the co-ordinator for a local charity which supported adults with physical and mental health difficulties to hone the vital skills necessary to help gain employment.
Sophie loves spending time with her friends and enjoys going to the theatre when she can. She’s a great advocate of encouraging people to talk about their thoughts and feelings, having personally seen the impact that it had on her own life. 
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Julie Bickerdike

Relationship Counsellor


Julie is a qualified relationship counsellor having worked for Relate for a number of years and is studying towards a BA (Hons) degree in Integrative Relationship Counselling. She previously worked for a number of charities in service provision including Samaritans and Breast Cancer Care.

Her voluntary roles include Samaritan’s listening Volunteer and assisting with art therapy for people with learning disabilities.

Counselling has been a passion for Julie ever since she started her own therapy many years ago and found out how it could enhance and change her life.  She now feels she is on a never-ending journey of self-improvement and awareness and would like to help others find this for themselves.


Life can be tough and Julie feels that counselling can help us find ways to through the rough times and navigate the rocky paths.  It can also lead to a new self-understanding and approach to our relationships.  It can help us find a new way of being, even when we are in the latter years of life and struggling with new and ongoing life issues.

Integrative Relational counselling is a talking therapy with the focus of being in relation to self and other and this is used to enhance the working alliance between counsellor and client.  The strength of the working alliance is considered to be the key factor in the success of the client’s experience of therapy and enhances the possibility of growth and change.

Free or Low-cost Counselling & CBT


We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your needs and ensure you receive the right kind of help.
Low cost sessions usually have a minimum charge of £10 per session, however we work with a local charity who can offer up to 12 sessions free of charge (subject to funding). 
Our therapists in training are all closely supervised, mature students who are studying on accredited courses, and can offer face to face sessions for counselling or CBT. CBT sessions are also available via Zoom. Face to face sessions are run from our cosy therapy room in Ewell. If you’d like to know more, please get in touch or find more information HERE.

In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work – brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.

– Carol Dweck, 2015 

Get In Touch

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07942 752281


Kingston Road, Epsom, KT19 0AA

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