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A calm space for you to feel supported and listened to.

My role as your counsellor is to offer you a safe space and the freedom to talk about your own unique feelings and emotions in a warm, non-judgemental, confidential environment. Are you worried about Covid 19? Have you been made redundant or having financial struggles? Due you have feelings of sadness, anxiety, depression, maybe overwhelmed with life and your issues?

We will work together to help you find a way to process, understand and overcome the difficulties you are faced with by focusing on what is important to you and the change that you want to achieve. By looking at internal change to make decisions and external change to accept what cannt be changed we can reach your goal for constructive change.

When you have a problem or issue you may not feel heard or validated by people in your life. As a result you may feel that no one truly listens to you or feel that you can not talk to anyone about your problems, feel a burden or be embarrassed. I can help you cope with difficult life events on a path of self-discovery. Your past may influence your present but it does not have to affect your future journey.

Children and Young People

I have vast experience of working with children and young people in my previous role as an SEN Teaching Assistance and a Place 2 Be Volunteer. I have supported children with bereavement issues, family issues, anger, anxiety and OCD.  Working in a 6 week block has worked successfully within this age range.

As an Integrative Counsellor, the main therapy I use is Carl Rogers person centred approach. This focuses on you, not the problem, with the end goal being for you to be empowered and achieve greater independence. I can also work with a range of counselling skill tools including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA), Psychodynamic approach, Play Therapy and Mindfulness to meet your needs and facilitate change.

I offer face to face session for 1 hour and the beautiful garden office I work from offers calm and tranquil surroundings. Covid regulations around safety are in place with masks being worn, temperature taken and hand sanitiser available.  Appointments can also be by telephone or Zoom. I hold a current DBS.

Training, qualifications & experience

Having undertaken extensive training I am now a qualified CPCAB Therapeutic Counsellor and a registered member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP*). I have volunteered with Place2Be as a children's counsellor,  WEB counselling adults and currently with Frountline19 counselling NHS staff. I regularly undertake CPD courses to maintain and enhance my knowledge and skills to deliver a consistent professional service.

*BACP is an accredited professional body that set standards and codes of ethics for counsellors and psychotherapists to adhere to.

Qualifications

CPCAB Level 4 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling

CPCAB Level 2 in Substance Misuse

TA101 Introduction to Transactional Analysis

Diploma in Anger and Aggression Management

Diploma in Grief and Bereavement Counselling

Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness

Level 4 Diploma in Child Psychology

Level 4 Diploma in Psychology

Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning

CPD Workshops

BACP Working with Complex Grief - February 2021

COVID 19 - Psychological First Aid - December 2020

ACAS - Equality & Diversity Training - December 2020

Counselling Online - April 2020

Play Therapy  - January 2020

Supporting Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse - November 2019

Prevent Training - July 2019

Suicide Prevention for Community Gatekeepers Training - August 2018

Mind Wellness Tools for Anxiety - March 2018

Prevent Training -  March 2016                  

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

From £25.00 to £35.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Building up a therapeutic relationship is essential to building trust and rapport. I offer a 30 minute free initial consultation without any obligation to answer any questions that you may have.

Ways in which I offer counselling is face to face, telephone and by Zoom. The session is 60 minutes.

£35 per Adult session    £25 per Child or Young Person session

£30 per Zoom and Telephone session

£20 Student Counsellor session

Working hours 8am – 8pm Monday – Thursday.  Weekend counselling available on request.

It is kindly requested that all fees for online counselling are paid 24 hours in advance by bank transfer.

Limited concessionary places are available.

Full payment is due if you cancel 24hours or less before your appointment.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday-Friday 8am-8pm

Saturday AM 

Little Neston
Cheshire
CH64

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Employee Assistance Programme
Maxine Brown MBACP

Maxine Brown MBACP