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About me

I believe we all have, in ourselves, the ability to work through our own problems; sometimes we need support to do it. Talking through emotional turmoil, life experiences or life changes can help you gain clarity and a better understanding of yourself.

Whether you are feeling depressed, anxious, angry or frustrated or if you are struggling in your relationships. What would it be like to talk to someone who will listen without judging you or offering you advice?

Counselling and Psychotherapy can be an inspiring life experience or solution focused to help you through a particularly difficult time.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Masters degree in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling from the University of Hertfordshire and I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

My experience includes working within an NHS Community Mental Health Team as well as for HM Prison Services, in private practice and teaching on counselling skills courses to diploma level.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have a particular interest in aggression and anger as well as relationship difficulties / concerns.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

£50 Thatcham

£160 London

I am currently offering "front line" NHS staff 6 free sessions for the duration of the CoVid-19 crisis

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Elliot House
28a Devonshire Street
Marylebone
London
W1G 6DN

Thatcham
Berkshire
RG18

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

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

Availability

Day and evening sessions available.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Supervision

I offer individual and small group supervision either from my private practice in Thatcham near Newbury, Berkshire or within your agency.

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Maxine Hoskins MA,  MBACP (Accred).

Maxine Hoskins MA, MBACP (Accred).