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.

Accredited Professionals

Dr Gurjeet Bansal profile photograph

HCPC Registered Chartered Counselling Psycholgist & Supervisor.

BSc (Hons), MSc, MBPsS, DPsych

BPS Faculty of Addictions Committee Member

BPS DCoP Conference Committee Member

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    Dr Gurjeet Bansal

    HCPC Registered Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Supervisor

    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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    BACP Accredited Counsellor.

    Counselling Supervisor

      Claire Black

      BACP Accredited Counsellor and Counselling Supervisor

      Claire is an integrative counsellor which means that she is trained in a variety of approaches to counselling and psychotherapy. The biggest benefit to this is that her approach is tailored to you.
      Claire is currently studying for her counselling supervision qualification and is for a limited time able to offer low-cost supervision to both trainee and qualified counsellors. 
      Claire runs her own counselling practice and has worked with clients from a diverse variety of backgrounds with issues such as low self-esteem, depression, lack of direction, anxiety, stress, anger, bereavement, identity, and relationship issues. She has specific interest and experience in working with low self-esteem and also with neuro-diversity. She has also in the past worked in a variety of different settings alongside her private practice including schools and colleges, charities (Mind and YMCA) and GP practices.
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      OT, Dip App Psychol, MSc CBT.

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        Debbie Brewin

        Consultant Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer

        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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        BSc Psychology, PG Dip CBT.

          Bianca Clarke

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

          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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          Public Health Nutritionist, Certified Life & Health Coach, Holistic Nutritionist.

            Marcia Howard

            Nutritional, Life & Health Coach.

            Marcia Howard is a certified lifestyle, wellness coach and holistic nutritionist with a passion for personal empowerment through health education. 
            Marcia holds an MSc in Public Health Nutrition along with several other nutrition certifications. Her background includes 20 years as a hair technician where she observed and treated several hair and scalp disorders which further highlighted the need for improved nutritional intakes among clients. It was these nutritional issues that inspired her to enter the field of nutrition and wellness. 
            Marcia currently runs her own nutrition practice, working with women who are experiencing the effects of hormonal imbalances and those wanting to improve their nutritional status.

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            BA, Mental Health Trainer.

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              Chloe Spencer

              Mental Health First Aid Instructor.

              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.

              Pre-Accredited Professionals

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              MBACP Registered. Counsellor / Psychotherapist

                Nikita Asokar

                Psychotherapeutic Counsellor.

                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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                MBACP, BSc Psychology, PG Dip CBT

                  Samantha Chapman-Allen

                  Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.

                  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. 
                  She aims to inspire others using CBT skills and interventions to help improve their own mental wellbeing too. 


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                  MSc Clin Psych, PG Dip CBT

                    Tina Moradian

                    Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.

                    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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                    MBACP Registered

                    Counsellor / Psychotherapist

                      Lai Shum

                      Psychotherapeutic Counsellor.

                      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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                      MBACP Registered

                      Counsellor / Psychotherapist

                      Lydia Thide

                      Psychotherapeutic Counsellor.

                      Lydia is a professional integrative counsellor, who is BACP registered, with experience in a range of settings, working with many different people. She understands how difficult it can be to take the first step into counselling and will work with you to feel comfortable and supported.
                      Understanding how the past affects our present life is something Lydia believes is invaluable in terms of development, and to navigate the different relationships within our lives. Equally, the counselling relationship needs to be safe, where trust can develop, and she works in a way that offers empathy and respect, while exploring difficult feelings and issues.
                      Lydia has much experience in working with neurodiversity and understanding of some of the struggles that may come with this. Other issues that she works with include stress and anxiety, depression, low mood, bereavement, anger, low self-esteem, substance misuse, and relationship difficulties, among many others.


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                      MBACP Registered

                      Counsellor / Psychotherapist

                      Trainer / Online Supporter

                        Sophie Papageorgis

                        Psychotherapeutic Counsellor.

                        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. 

                        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 

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