Maxine Cranstoun DipHic. MBACP (Accredited)
I am a fully qualified and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I provide professional and confidential counselling in a safe and supportive environment.
I am experienced in a broad range of issues (see below) and can offer either short term (up to 6 weeks) or longer term support.
I offer an initial 50 minute consultation session, which is free of charge and without obligation. During this session I will answer any questions or concerns, gain an understanding of your situation, and together we will look at how counselling could help you.
Please Note: I am currently offering the option of sessions by Skype, Zoom or Telephone in line with recent Department of Health recommendations.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Professional Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling, which means I am able to draw from a range of approaches to suit the individual needs of each client.
I have additional specialist training in addiction and addictive behaviour.
As a member of BACP, I adhere to the highest ethical standards.
As well as running my own private practice, I also work within the NHS and voluntary sectors.
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.
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
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
Sessions are weekly and are 50mins long.
Fees from £40 per session, payable at the end of each session by cash or cheque or in advance by bank transfer.
An initial 50min consultation session is free of charge.
I have offices in Swindon (Old Town SN1) and in Calne (Town Centre SN11) so please state which location you would prefer in your enquiry.
Both locations have ample parking available nearby.
For inquiries or to make an appointment please email or call me.
If I am unable to answer, please leave a message and phone number and I will return your call as soon as I am free.