Maxine O'Brien MBACP-Individual, Couples and Relationship Counselling
The Shaftesbury Centre
I understand taking the first step can be difficult, I offer a safe, non judgmental space to explore the issues that have been troubling you. We will agree the focus of the work from the outset and keep this in mind throughout the journey together. We will work together to facilitate change in the areas you feel are needed.
I work with Individuals on many issues on a weekly basis.
I offer couple and relationship counselling which is offered on a weekly or fortnightly basis.
i am currently undertaking a diploma in psychosexual therapy.
If you have issues around weight or Obesity ,I run a 10 week therapy group, which will help you to explore and understand your weight and why you make the choices you do. Please call or email for more information.
I am a registered member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I work using a Transactional Analysis (TA) model.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked with a wide variety of people from all walks of life, including military personnel & families, issues around caring for family members and student counsellors. For many years I have worked supporting victims of rape, and understand some of the feelings and emotions this can present.
Diploma in Counselling (MBACP)
Diploma in Couples Counselling
Foundation in Transactional Analysis
3 years in Integrative Counselling
Solution Focused Therapy
30 hours training in Obesity issues
Mental Health First Aid Certificate
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Military Issues- serving personnel and families.
Carers looking after family members including Dementia
Work related Stress
My fees are per session including the initial assesment
Individuals - £45 for weekly session of 50 minutes
Couples - £60 for 60 minute session £75 for fortnightly session 80 minutes
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Days & Evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|