Max Ryz

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Psychotherapist - HCPC & BPC Registered
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St. Albans AL3 & AL4
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About me

As a psychodynamic psychotherapist, I have many years’ experience working within the NHS, the third sector and my private practice in St Albans. In addition, as a music therapist/arts psychotherapist I am also able to work with children and adolecents. I am accredited with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Psychotherapy sessions takes place in a confidential and non-judgmental space, where you are invited to speak freely about your difficulties and whatever is on your mind. It is an explorative approach that helps you become more aware of the underlying dynamics which contribute towards emotional and relationship issues. Sessions sometimes involve thinking about how previous life experiences can repeat in different ways and can continue to influence present day feelings and behaviours.  Developing greater awareness and understanding of this can help reduce psychological suffering and create opportunities for meaningful change, whether it be in personal relationships, at work, or in the way you perceive yourself. 

I am currently a Senior Psychological Therapist within NHS adult mental health services, in which I also provide clinical supervision for qualified and trainee psychotherapists and psychologists. My own clinical trainings have taken place at the Anna Freud Centre, the International Centre for Arts Psychotherapies and the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Centre. Alongside my therapeutic work,  I have given workshops and seminars for interdisciplinary teams and psychotherapy organisations, such as the Place 2 Be and the World Psychotherapy Foundation. 


  • Psychotherapy
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT): 16 sessions
  • Music Therapy: Children & Adults - Individual or Group

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a wide range of experience working in the NHS:

  • Central and North West London NHS Trust (CNWL)
  • East London NHS Trust (ELFT)

I have trained at the following organisations:

  •  The Anna Freud Centre (Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy)
  • International Centre for Arts Psychotherapies in Mental Health 
  • Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Centre (Music Therapy)

My qualifications: 

  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist
    Accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
  • Psychological Therapist and Music Therapist
    Clinical Masters (MMT), Regulated by Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

My fee is based on once weekly sessions. I do offer a sliding scale based on individual affordability, which can be discussed in the initial consultation.

When I work

Monday to Friday

Further information

I offer once - three times weekly 50 minute sessions. If you are interested in having psychotherapy with me, you can contact me to arrange an initial free phone conversation, to see whether I might be able to help. 

St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3

St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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I have extensive experience as a supervisor to psychotherapists, psychologists and arts psychotherapists within the NHS and private practice.

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