Maxine Altman, MA. MBACP and UKCP Accredited
07966 699 149
If you feel anxious, depressed or struggling in a difficult relationship, therapy can help you to understand painful or confusing feelings. Through gentle exploration and with deep respect, I will support you as you make sense of your experience and find ways of dealing with it.
In our initial meeting you will be invited to describe the issue that is creating anxiety or depression, and together we can decide how best to approach it. Therapy may involve setting specific goals and working towards them, or exploring your past to understand unconscious patterns that are creating unhappiness in your life.
Depending on the issue, I use solution focused therapy or CBT in short term work; psychodynamic, Gestalt and transpersonal psychotherapy for longer term clients. It can also be effective to work with your dreams or the unconscious meaning of pain or tension in your body to understand and heal the root of your issue.
Couples Counselling and Relationship Issues
If your relationship has reached an impasse or life's pressures are affecting how you communicate, by facing one another honestly and learning new ways to relate, you can transform your conflict and rediscover love. I will show you how to cross the bridge between you and your partner, listen to one other's feelings and recreate a loving relationship where you are true to yourself while respecting the needs of the other.
Help with an Eating Disorder
An eating disorder is secret and isolating, releasing angry or self-punishing feelings. It feels so shameful it is usually done in private. When you eat unhealthily, you can never get enough of food you don’t really want. Eating soothes the pain of a difficult experience and silences unbearable feelings. Talking about the shame and exploring early memories helps to alleviate suffering around this common problem.
Losing Someone You Love
The pain of losing someone close to us can feel unbearable. When we are bereaved, we go through a grieving process which begins with disbelief then turns to anger, deep sorrow and finally acceptance of our loss. You may be feeling isolated and not want to burden others. Therapy allows you to express your feelings in a safe place.
Training, qualifications & experience
2007: Diploma in Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy (CCPE)
2008: MA in Transpersonal Counselling & Psychotherapy (De Montfort University)
2008: EMDR Certificate - Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing treatment for trauma (Sandi Richman Training)
2009: CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Certificate (CCPE, Lynn Somerfield Training)
2010: Diploma in Clinical Supervision (CCPE)
2011: Diploma in Couples Counselling (CCPE)
2012: Dreams Analysis Training (CCPE)
2015: NLP Business Coaching Accreditation (Sue Knight Training)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
The initial consultation for individuals is £30. Thereafter I charge an hourly rate of £70.
The fee for couple counselling is £90 in total per session.
I have a 48 hour cancellation policy.
I am registered as a psychotherapy provider with Aviva, Allianz, BUPA, Cigna, Healix and Simply Health insurance companies.
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Supervision & training
I work as a supervisor to counsellors and therapists, in support of your work with your clients.View supervision profile