About me

I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist working with people experiencing all forms of emotional distress or who have experienced difficult or traumatic life events. Psychological therapy can be used for a whole range of reasons – this could be for help with difficult feelings, thoughts, or memories; to talk about and make sense of life experiences; or support with relationship difficulties. As a Clinical Psychologist, I have been trained in a range of evidence-based psychological therapies. I am able to combine these models to create an approach to therapy that is tailored to each person I work with.

A primary focus of my work is on developing a positive therapeutic relationship in which people feel: heard, understood, and safe.  This positive relationship then forms the foundation for therapy and enables the development of trust, resilience, and hope.  I also aim to ensure that therapy is an experience that is free from judgement.

I know that psychological therapy can be a daunting or scary idea. You might not know what to expect or what questions you will be asked. When I first meet people for therapy, I do my best to ensure that people feel as comfortable as possible and will be led by what you think would be helpful to talk about.  I am more than happy to speak on the phone prior to an initial appointment to talk through any concerns or worries you might have.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

​I completed my professional training as part of the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Lancaster University. I also have a Master’s degree in Neuropsychology from the University of Edinburgh and an undergraduate degree in psychology from the Australian National University.

​In addition to my private practice, I work and volunteer in a number of non-profit organisations and charities in Greater Manchester, working with young people and adolescents, refugees and asylum seekers, and supervising professionals.  In the past, I have worked across a range of NHS mental health services.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness


Initial appointment (50 mins): £30

The first appointment is a chance for you to decide whether you think working together will be a good fit for you.  I offer a reduced price for this initial meeting because I believe that you should have the opportunity to 'shop around' until you find the right therapist for you.

Therapy appointments (50 mins): £70

If you would like to work together after our initial appointment, we will develop a Therapy Agreement. This is a document which covers the details of psychological therapy, including: both of our roles in therapy, payments, confidentiality.

Further information

Please note: I am only able to offer appointments on Monday and Friday afternoons/evenings.

2 Railway Terrace
M21 0RQ

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Types of client

Max Homberger

Max Homberger