Maxine Harding MBACP

Maxine Harding MBACP


07773 426244

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07773 426244

About me

At times life is challenging and it is perfectly normal that sometimes we can struggle to make sense of the here and now. Counsellors are trained to help you through this, however finding a Counsellor with whom you can connect and work can be a daunting and confusing experience as there are a wide variety of styles and approaches to choose from.

As a Counsellor my approach is Humanistic and my style is rooted to my own varied life experiences. I believe in providing an honest, trusting and confidential service and pride myself on the care and attention I give to my clients.

I have chosen the Humanistic approach as I feel it provides the client with an opportunity to use creativity to explore various options to help their personal growth and self-development. My aim is to walk alongside you while we work together to provide a deeper understanding of who you are, what you feel and to help you find your own choices by encouraging self-awareness and self-realisation.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold:

  • A certificate in Counselling (Iron Mill Insitute, Exeter).
  • An advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (Dartmoor counselling and Psychotherapy, Newton Abbot).

I am:

  • Studying towards a Counselling Foundation Degree (Iron Mill Institute, Exeter
  • A member of PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociation Services)
  • A member of the BACP ( British association for Counsellors and Psychotherapist.

I have worked as a:

  • Volunteer Counsellor NDADA (North Devon Against Domestic Abuse) 2 years.
  • Support Worker for MIND (Mental Health Charity), 1 year.
  • Children's Special Educational Need and Behavioral Teaching Assistant, 8 years.

Member organisations



The first meeting is free of charge so that you and myself feel that we would be able to build a working relationship together. This initial meeting will be for 45mins.

I then charge £30 per hour. Each session last one hour.

Maps & Directions

Barnstaple, EX31

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


I am available to see client days,evenings and weekends

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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