Maxine O'Brien -Individual, Couples, Relationship and Psychosexual Therapy

Maxine O'Brien -Individual, Couples, Relationship and Psychosexual Therapy

The Shaftesbury Centre
Percy Street

07970 684558

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The Shaftesbury Centre
Percy Street

07970 684558

About me

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.

My Services:

I work with both couples and individuals welcoming all gender and sexual orientations.

I offer:

Couple Counselling - All relationships can be difficult at times this can include;

  • Communication Difficulties
  • Unresolved conflict
  • Affairs and Betrayal

Psychosexual Therapy -Talking about Sexual issues can be extremely difficult I offer a non judgemental space to be able to talk sensitively to resolve issues. An example of the issues I work with are:

  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Vaginismus,
  • Premature Ejaculation,
  • Loss of desire,
  • Sex addiction/compulsivity,
  • Gender Dysphoria

Individual Counselling – exploring the areas that may be of concern to you in order to help you clarify your issues and goals and find the solutions you need. Here is a small selection of Issues I work with include.

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavment
  • Depression
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Military Personal and Families
  • Family issues

Weight 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.

I am a registered member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and College of Sexual and Relationship Therapist (COSRT)

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

Advanced Training in Psychosexual Therapy

Foundation in Transactional Analysis

3 years in Integrative Counselling

Solution Focused Therapy

30 hours training in Obesity issues

Mental Health First Aid Certificate

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Military Issues- serving personnel and families.
Carers looking after family members including Dementia
Work related Stress
Student Counsellors


Initial Assessment -£45
Individuals - £45 per session
Couples - £60 per session
Skype -£40 per session

Maps & Directions

Swindon, SN2 2AZ

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Days & Evenings

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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