Max Lowe, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor
An experienced psychotherapist and counsellor based near Liverpool Street, East London.
Approaching therapy or counselling is a positive step, although of course it can also provoke a little anxiety too. I see one of my tasks as helping you to feel at ease, providing you with the opportunity to reflect on where you are, where you want to be and the choices you are making in life.
I don’t label or diagnose people, and I don’t sit for hours in silence and once in while, nod my head. I take an unprejudiced approach to what you bring to therapy, exploring how you are living your life now, bringing to the fore what is important to you.
The therapy/counselling process can help when you want to make some changes and gain a better understanding of your own behaviour and the issues, feelings and events that motivate them.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have gained five years of training in counselling and psychotherapy at a post graduate level. I have a Post Graduate Diploma and an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy & Counselling from Regents College, an institution know for its academic excellence and professional high standards.
I draw from numerous theoretical positions including existential, gestalt, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and psychoanalysis.
I am a fully accredited by the UK Counsel for Psychotherapy, a member of the Society for Existential Analysis and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I adhere to the codes of ethics and codes of practise of both the BACP and UKCP.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£90.00 per session
Our initial consultation; a chance to explore the possibility of working together, is charged at £50
Thereafter, each session is charged at £90
Sessions last for 50 minutes, and we meet once a week.