Maxine Stevens

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Ba (Hons) Adv Dip. MBACP & MNCS (Accred)
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Ashburton TQ13 & Totnes TQ9
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My name is Max, I’m a qualified integrative counsellor and currently training as a psychotherapist at the Karuna Institute. I will meet you with an open mind and heart, and a bit of humour which can help when faced with difficult circumstances.

Having undergone my own therapy and felt the life changing benefits of that, I now see this positive change in the people I work with. 

I work with adults and young people from the age os 16 and am experienced in issues such as trauma, depression and anxiety, birth trauma and PTSD, relationship issues, domestic violence and more.

Having struggled with my own mental health, I felt I couldn’t speak up about my experience and felt isolated. So, I share this here in the hope of raising awareness and enable others to speak out and ask for help.

I offer one to one sessions with adults and young people, working with a range of age groups to see the fullness of life from youth to later years. I work both in a private practice and in a secondary school.

Good counselling can truly change your life, no matter what you’ve been through. It can provide a saviour even in the darkest of times, achieved through a trusted foundational relationship between counsellor and client.

Training, qualifications & experience

I’m a fully qualified counsellor. I have 15 years’ experience of working in schools, education and social care settings. 

As a member of the National Counselling Society (NCS) I follow their ethical framework and am currently undertaking post further training in a post graduate diploma in Core Process Psychotherapy at The Karuna Institute, to deepen my knowledge and practice.


  • Advanced Diploma Integrative Counselling
  • Ba (Hons) Education Studies 
  • Safeguarding and Child Protection Training Level 3
  • Currently studying Core Process Psychotherapy at The Karuna Institute 
  • Transactional Analysis 101 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

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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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Birth trauma


£50.00 - £60.00
Free initial in-person session

Additional information

£50 adults 

£60 young people 

I offer a limited amount of concession places, so please do ask.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Ashburton, Devon, TQ13

Totnes, Devon, TQ9

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

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Maxine Stevens
Maxine Stevens