Meet the Mind Growth Mastery Team

 

Providing Therapy in Surrey, UK and Online

There are many reasons people seek therapy and counselling.

Whatever you are looking for assistance with, we are proud to present our diverse team of experts. Although we are based in Epsom, Surrey, we have therapists working in various locations across the country, as well as online. You can see more about where they are located by the profiles below.

If you are a therapist who wishes to JOIN OUR TEAM, we’d love to hear from you.

Our Qualified Accredited Professionals are able to offer a wide range of different therapeutic modalities; we have Pre-Accredited Therapists providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) or Integrative-Relational Psychotherapeutic Counselling at an affordable cost provided by experienced therapists in training, in partnership with local Charities.

Our Team

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Debbie Brewin

Consultant Therapist, Supervisor & Trainer.

OT, Dip App Psychol, MSc CBT.

BABCP Accredited HCPC Registered

Sessions held in person in Epsom or online.

Read more about Debbie...
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

Sessions held both online and in person (Epsom, Surrey or Marylebone, London)

Trauma, Abuse, Addictions, Divorce, Family Courts, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Perfectionism 

Read more about Gurjeet...

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.

Online Only.

CBT, EMDR, Somatic EMDR. Single event PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Weight Management, Autoimmunity. 

Read more about Bianca...

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).

Read more about Chloe...
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

Sessions held online and in person (Epsom, Surrey or Bromley).

Integrative-relational counselling, children age 4+ and adults.
Read more about Nikita...

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.

Shikainah Champion

Shikainah Champion

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

 

Read more about Shikainah...

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

Read more about Samantha...

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

Sessions held online or in person Epsom, Surrey.

Neurodivergent clients, racial and cultural issues, trauma, low self esteem, confidence, executive dysfunctioning issues.
Read more about Fariah...

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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Juliette Gaule

FdSc Humanistic Integrative Degree in Psychotherapy (Integrating Person Centred, Gestalt & Existential Theories).

MBACP Registered Counsellor / Therapist

Online or in person in Epsom, Surrey.

 
Read more about Juliette...

Juliette works from the belief that all humans have the potential and desire for growth, but that at times, we get stuck. Be it due to circumstances, relationships, trauma, anxiety or depression.

Life can be overwhelming at times, and you may need help to see your way forward. Juliette views her role as your counsellor to assist you to face your individual difficulties, without judgement or bias, and enable you to live your life to the fullest.
Juliette has worked with people living with all types of issues, from anxiety, bereavement, divorce, fertility issues, life stage changes and depression.
She also has experience working with people with neurodiversity and during diagnosis. She has a keen interest in supporting families when going through diagnosis for any childhood conditions. 
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Sophie Papageorgis

Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Trainer

MBACP Registered 

Online or in person in Ewell or Stoneleigh, Surrey.

Integrative relational counsellor for adults, children (4+) and couples. Trauma Long term health conditions & Eating Disorders.
Read more about Sophie...

Sophie is a Psychotherapeutic Integrative-Relational Counsellor, and has completed several post-graduate specialist courses which qualifies her 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 also offers couples therapy.
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

Integrative Individual and Couples Relationship Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

MBACP

Online or in person in Epsom, Surrey.

 

Read more about Julie...

Julie is a qualified relationship counsellor having worked for Relate for a number of years and has 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 and Psychotherapy 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.

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Karise Berry

Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

Online or in person in SM1, Sutton.

Bereavement
Infertility
Stress
Anxiety
Depression
Read more about Karise...

Karise is a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor and wellbeing coach. She is a member of The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network (BAATN) and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). 

Karise believes in a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, taking into account all of our being – psychological, cultural, physical, social and spiritual.

She understands that experiencing anxiety, low mood, uncertainty, loss and grief are what it is to be human; and that it can be helpful when going through these difficult times to have a confidential, safe space to share your difficulties, concerns or anything that matters to you without the fear of being judged.

She believes that counselling does not need to be accessed solely during times of feeling low and overwhelmed; that it is healthy to have a space where you can discuss how you are feeling, gain a better understanding of yourself and work towards self-improvement and self-development.

Karise works as a Health and Wellbeing Coach within GP Practices in addition to her private practice.

She has nearly ten years of experience working within the NHS in various roles including in cancer care as a Macmillan Cancer Support Worker within a large teaching hospital and in palliative care as a Healthcare Assistant within a hospice.

Prior to qualifying as a counsellor, Karise completed her training in massage, reflexology and reiki.

Areas that Karise has a special interest in working with include:

  • Working with individuals from Global Majority backgrounds
  • Cultural identity
  • Racial and religious marginalisation
  • Diversity
  • Ancestral/ family systems
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Odin Parmenter

BACP Registered Counsellor / Psychotherapist

Online or in person in Collier’s Wood, SW19.

Read more about Odin...

With 15 years devoted to South London’s diverse communities and a decade working in person-centred corporate roles, Odin treasures the distinct backgrounds, identities and beliefs that define each person. Seeing how closely our mental and physical health are linked, Odin believes in a whole-person approach to well-being that respects both sides. He acknowledges the impact of challenging moments and difficult experiences on us all, aiming to provide a secure and nurturing environment. During difficult times you’ll find support, paving the way for healing and personal growth.

As a compassionate therapist, Odin focuses on supporting individuals through their unique journey of self-discovery. He establishes a welcoming, judgment-free environment, encouraging a comfortable exploration of thoughts and feelings at your preferred pace.

Respecting your individuality and independence, Odin tailors his therapeutic methods to suit your specific needs:

Person-Centred: You lead the way in these sessions. Together, you’ll navigate emotions and encourage personal growth in a way that feels right for you.

Humanistic: Supporting your journey to be your best self. You’ll dive into your experiences and get help to take charge of your thoughts and actions.

Psychodynamic: Explore how past experiences shape present emotions, gaining insight into how they influence your life today with the aim of bringing you understanding and greater choices.

Behavioural: You collaborate and build strategies for handling tough situations or behaviours, fostering positive change together.

Body-Mind Techniques: Using movement and breath exercises to improve mind-body connection, reduce stress, and promote better ways to handle life’s ups and downs.

With substantial experience supporting culturally diverse and LGBTQ+ individuals, Odin creates a safe, understanding environment welcoming diverse identities and backgrounds.

Outside his work, Odin encourages fun and creative activities that uplift mental and physical well-being. Whether it’s through art, travel, inline skating, drumming, or simply spending time with loved ones and pets, he values these as crucial for self-care and mental health.

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Charu Bassi

CBT / EMDR Psychotherapist

CBT, EMDR, CFT, ACT, NET. Experienced with Neurodiverse clients.

Read more about Charu...

I am Charu and I am a qualified Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT) and Eye Movement desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist.

I am an accredited member of British Association of Behavioural and cognitive psychotherapies (BABCP) and work within the ethical guidelines and framework of the same. 

I have more than 15 years’ experience of working in mental health. I am trained in CBT, CFT, ACT, NET and EMDR treatment approaches. I specialise in supporting individuals experiencing Depression and anxiety disorders, PTSD, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Social anxiety, BDD, Body image issues, panic disorder, phobias, skin picking, Trichotillomania and other habit disorders.

I also work with clients with Neurodiversity such as ADHD and ASD and support them with managing their symptoms and associated anxiety and depression. 

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Chelsea Lavender

Counselling Trainee

Read more about Chelsea...

Chelsea is currently undertaking a degree in Integrative-Relational Counselling and is a student member of the BACP (British association for counselling and psychotherapy). As a student member of the BACP, Chelsea adheres to the BACP Ethical Framework for counselling professions, which outlines the values and principles that guide her counselling practice.

Chelsea’s interest in therapy comes from a profound interest in the human mind, she is driven by a desire to understand the uniqueness individuals carry and how that uniqueness contributes to the way in which the individual views their world.

Chelsea is committed to learning about you, and aims to provide a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment for you to uncover your thoughts, emotions, and feelings. Chelsea holds the belief that the process of therapy is collaborative and will support you in untangling any blocks you may have, enabling growth to happen.

In her spare time Chelsea enjoys spending time with family and friends, going out for walks, creative writing, and music.

Integrative Relational counselling is aimed as a talking therapy with the focus on being in relation with self and others.  This means that the therapeutic relationship is an essential ingredient in the work that the therapist and client do together. It is a collaborative form of therapy, involving working together and guided discovery. By drawing on different approaches – person-centred, psychodynamic, gestalt. The counselling relationship is unique to each person, depending on individual needs and personalities.

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Janet Mudidi

CBT Trainee

Read more about Janet...

BA in psychosocial studies, PGD in psychology, MSC in social work

Janet qualified as a social worker in 2014 and has worked in a range of settings including child in need teams, adults with learning and physical disabilities, mental health teams including older Adults, hospital discharge teams and community locality social work teams.

She has volunteered with the leaving care team under the London Borough of Barnet predominately working with young asylum seekers supporting young people with practical tasks to assist them stabilise in a new country.

Janet has worked as a social worker for both NHS and social services.

She is currently a first-year student from Buckinghamshire New University undertaking an Msc in cognitive behavioural therapy. As a trainee she is interested in working with a range of client groups to help increase her knowledge of offering CBT.

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Katie Dryden

Counselling Trainee

Online & in person in Epsom, Surrey

Read more about Katie...

Following her career as a Learning Support Assistant for children with complex needs within a mainstream school Katie is now pursuing her passion for supporting people in the wellbeing and mental health field. Her education continued in this field and she attended Roehampton University where she achieved a first-class degree in Therapeutic Psychology. Katie is now completing an Integrative Counselling qualification which will enable her to better support people who may need a positive therapeutic relationship.

Alongside her studies, Katie also works at a charity that provides support through play for children with severe physical and learning disabilities and their families. They provide a safe, nurturing space to encourage children, young people, and their families to build positive relationships whilst promoting independence. Katie also volunteers as part of a team of compassionate neighbours with Princess Alice Hospice.

To ground herself Katie loves to swim or paddle-board in the river and sea. Her spare time is spent outdoors, walking, hiking, or drawing from nature. Through her studies in working towards her goal of offering support to people who may be struggling, she undertook Integrative counselling to give her the safe space needed to identify areas of her own life that needed to addressed to improve her own wellbeing. This has empowered her to put into practice creating a safe, confidential, therapeutic space for others to use to explore and process their own thoughts, feelings and emotions. 

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Ekenna Hutchinson

CBT Trainee

 

Read more about Ekenna...

Ekenna is currently working with us on a placement at Mind Growth Mastery.

She is passionate about delivering therapy due to her experience as a mental health nurse.

Ekenna has experience with delivering CBT, for people with generalised anxiety disorder, low mood, depression and bulimia nervosa. She is in her second year of the CBT course and hopes to work with hospitals once she has graduated.

Through her training she has been learning about social anxiety disorder, health anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder.

Get In Touch

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07942 752281

Address:

Wilmerhatch Lane, Epsom, KT18 

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