Maxine Robertson MBACP and MNCS (Accred)
The Laurel Tree Centre
I offer a safe, non judgmental space for you to talk freely and openly about whatever is on your mind. Perhaps you feel overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, unable to cope or stuck. Perhaps you're feeling things need to change and that's why you're seeking counselling. You may want counselling for a specific issue or you may just want a safe space to talk and feel heard, not really knowing what the problem is.
Finding the right counsellor can seem a daunting task and it is important to find someone you feel you click with. Our initial consultation will help you to decide if I could be the right therapist for you. In that initial session we will talk about what you would like to get from therapy and what has led you to look for a therapist.
By providing an empathic, non judgmental environment, I hope to provide you with the opportunity to better understand yourself and work towards bringing about life changes. You have unique experiences, emotions and reactions to events in your life so together we'll look at areas that are causing you difficulty. Sometimes we might look at the past, linking things you previously thought were unconnected. Other times, we may look at unhelpful thinking styles that influence your feelings and behaviour. I will never force you to talk about anything you don't want to talk about although you are free to bring any subject you wish to discuss, without fear of judgment.
I work with individuals from the ages of 18 upwards on either a short term or long term basis, whichever you decide is right for you.
Please take a look at my website to find out more about how I work.
Training, qualifications & experience
My experience includes working for Mind (Norwich), Cruse Bereavement Care (Norwich), NHS referred clients for a Suffolk counselling service as well as private practice.
I welcome enquiries not only from private clients but also enquiries/referrals from GPs and other health professionals, agencies, work places and charities etc.
My qualifications include:
- Post-graduate certificate in psychotherapy studies
- Advanced professional diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling
- Certificate in awareness in bereavement care
- Certificate in person centred counselling skills
- Certificate in counselling skills
- Certificate in stress management
I have also undertaken additional training to enable me to deliver counselling online (Online counselling skills diploma)
a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
an accredited member of the National Counselling Society and am on a register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Recent professional development courses include:
- Self harming
- Anxiety and panic disorders
- Suicide prevention
- Transgender and gender identity issues
- Body dysmorphia
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Initial session: £30 (50 mins)
- Subsequent sessions: £40 (50 mins)
Payment is taken at the end of each session by cash or cheque.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays at Swaffham. Wednesdays and Saturdays at Old Buckenham
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|