Maxine Reece

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NCS (ACCRED)AdDipPS DipHyp: Specialism Grief, Loss, Suicide.
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Bridgwater, TA5
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Welcome to your kind of Counselling

*** I am a Grief Recovery Method Certified Specialist covering all types of bereavement and loss, including suicide. I have a lot of experience working with suicidal people ***

If you are new to counselling, it can be daunting and scary; an unfamiliar room with a stranger, telling them personal things... What might come up? Can you cope with it?

It's my job to 'hold you' in this space and I'm very good at it.

Don't worry anymore - make the call.

Our trusting, therapeutic relationship is everything - we need to work very closely together. I am a very warm, empathic Counsellor, working with an open heart and open mind whilst steering you gently with professional integrity and clear boundaries.

That doesn’t mean that we won’t get the results. I’m very much a pro-active and solution based Counsellor and I am committed to sending you off on your way!

I am a Counsellor who will really hear you, and can help you rediscover your clarity, peace and strength; to feel more in control; to make positive changes; to be the best you, comfortable in your own skin, with true freedom in your chosen lifestyle. Reset!

You are a unique individual, and your therapy will be tailored to you. Working generally in a Person Centred way, with you at the centre, I will draw upon other modes of therapy to suit your needs.

I offer active therapy, and although I cannot give you all the answers, I will guide you to express difficult feelings, and support your emotional healing along the way to finding them.

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications

  • Ad Dip. PC - Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy
  • Dip Hyp CS- Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling
  • BEd (hons) Teaching Degree
  • National Counselling Society Accreditation number- NCS15-01882
  • National Hypnotherapy Society Accreditiation number-HY13-00743


  • ASIST ( Suicide First Aid)- Living Works
  • Complicated Grief Specialist / University of Columbia
  • CBT and Mindfulness, Mood Disorders Centre, Exeter University- MBCT
  • Mindful Meditation retreats at Global Retreat Centre, Oxford , and Panchoran Retreat Centre, Ubud, Bali.

Be assured that if I don't feel that I am the best Counsellor for you, I will refer you to someone who is.

I am a Professionally Accredited member of The National Counselling Society NCS 15-01882

I am an Accredited member of the National Counselling society and am registered with the BACP. My Supervised work is within professional and ethical codes of standards.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Grief and loss specialist.
suicide and suicide bereavement specialist, although lots of experience in a variety of areas.


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

You can send me a message. I will get back to you that day to arrange a time for our 15 min free telephone conversation.

You can call me, and if I don't answer, leave me a message and I'll get back to you that day to arrange our free 15 min telephone chat.

I will try to speak to you as soon as possible, and then I will try to book your first meeting as soon as possible. I know how hard it is to make that first step, and I will try to help you by keeping up the momentum of your bravery.

The price per meeting is £45 for 60 mins. I find we need the whole hour, not just a 'therapeutic hour-50mins'.

You can pay using the PayPal link on my website or you can pay by bank transfer the day before our meeting.

A Course of 6 meetings is £225, a discount of £45. You can wait to do this until after we have met so that we are both sure we can work together.

I meet with Individuals, men and women over the age of 16 at the above price.

I meet with couples; I will require meetings with you individually first.

For Couples Counselling, the individual meetings are £45 each. Thereafter the meetings are £55 per 60 mins, with an optional discounted 6 sessions at £275.

I meet with under 16s with one parent/ guardian attending; with no individual meeting.

The price for an under 16 and parent/guardian is £55 per 60 mins. A course of 6 meetings is £275, a discount of £55.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun


Further information

Practical details, such as accessibility and facilities, can be found on my website.

Due to the effects of the Covid Pandemic I am offering discounted rates. Please enquire.

Bridgwater, TA5

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

My counselling room is on the first floor, however the downstairs lounge can be used to accommodate a wheelchair. I have toilet facilities ( not accessible by wheelchair unfortunately), but no waiting room.

Maxine Reece
Maxine Reece