Maxine Parry

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Dip. Therapeutic Counsellor MBACP
Available for new clients
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Brighouse, West Yorkshire, HD6
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My name is Maxine and I am a huge people person - openly warm and passionate in my endeavour to walk alongside you on your counselling journey.

"How Counselling can help"

In life we all have 'stuff' that we carry, but at times that baggage can become increasingly heavy, and difficult to comprehend, or share even with our most loved ones. Often our thoughts become so overwhelming that thinking becomes irrational, and this can lead to a very frightening and lonely place.  But guess what ? It's totally okay to NOT feel okay and it's totally okay to feel sad or lost or confused or just really angry about it all !  Life can feel suffocating, challenging, debilitating, utterly exhausting and so unfair... 

Together though, through counselling in a safe space, without judgement and with acceptance, we can work together at YOUR pace to try to help you understand and gently begin to unpack that heavy load, should you choose to work with me.

"How we might work together"

I am a Person Centred Counsellor which means that therapy is directed by you, the client, after all, you are your own best expert right ? . I won't advise or EVER judge, but instead, view things from your perspective through your eyes, in an empathic and accepting way, and really listen, in order for me to properly understand your situation. In life people rarely listen...really listen, but to be truly heard can have an incredible impact. My aim is to build enough trust and respect within our therapeutic relationship, for you to feel safe enough to work through that load. Then ultimately, for you to move towards feeling lighter, empowered and more in control. Through working together essentially, it offers you the opportunity for self-growth and to become more confident about who you really are and what is right and best for you.

I offer in person counselling either short term, medium or long, dependent on each individual's needs. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have trained and worked as a Listening Volunteer with Samaritans since 2019, dealing with callers both face to face and over the telephone, where I have experienced presenting issues ranging from loneliness and low self-esteem to depression and suicidal behaviours. Callers have been inclusive of all ages from a broad spectrum of diverse backgrounds and varying social classes, ethnicities and social environments, including prisoners. 

I have also worked voluntarily with a mental health charity counselling clients covering a broad scope of presenting issues - with rewarding outcomes for both the clients and myself. I do truly care. To experience any form of growth or positivity would be the desired objective for all clients. 

  • Level 2 - Award in Counselling Concepts 
  • Samaritans Listening Volunteer
  • Safeguarding at Samaritans
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 1 Safeguarding at Samaritans (Recognise. Respond & Report)
  • Level 2 Safeguarding at Samaritans (Recognise. Respond & Report)
  • Level 2 Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults at Samaritans
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Feeling Stuck
  • Isolation
  • Suicidal Plans
  • Identity issues
  • Men's issues

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£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Free Initial / No obligation Telephone consultation 20 minutes 

£50 per session  (50 Minutes)

£45 per session (50 Minutes) - Trainee Counsellors 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

If my availability is not suitable, please discuss this me as I am able to offer alternative options.

Please leave a voicemail if I am unavailable or contact me by email.

Further information

As a member of the BACP, I am committed to working within their ethical guidelines. I am Supervision compliant for my own professional development alongside undertaking 30 hrs of CPD training over the space of a year. 

I offer a Free initial 20 minute informal conversation/consultation.

11 Owler Ings Road, Brighouse, West Yorkshire, HD6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Maxine Parry
Maxine Parry