Maxwell Addo

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MBACP (Accred), UKCP Reg, GMBPsS, MSc
Available for new clients
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Shoreditch, E1 6HU
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello. My name is Maxwell Addo.

I am a fully qualified integrative therapist and clinical supervisor. 

I am accredited by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapy, a member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and registered with the British Psychological Society.

My role as a therapist is to work alongside you to help find ways to understand and address the issues you may be facing. My approach is to build a safe, trusting and confidential environment that challenges and supports you but also encourages self-awareness, resilience and personal growth.

My therapeutic approach is integrative which means I can draw upon different skills and techniques (Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Existential, Cognitive Behavioural) that may best support you and your personal goals.

I have particular experience in supporting clients from corporate backgrounds and the creative industries. Familiar concerns have included issues with identity, true/false selves, managing relationships, power dynamics - some of which can manifest in anxiety, depression, insomnia and other psychological issues.

What Is Therapy?

Therapy is the meeting of a therapist and client in a safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment.

The goal of therapy is to better understand psychological and emotional difficulties and find ways to resolve issues such as problematic beliefs, behaviours, feelings or relationship issues which can affect our daily lives.

Therapy can often be misunderstood as being required only for people experiencing unbearable life problems or significant mental health issues. Although therapy can certainly be beneficial in those situations, therapy can also be useful to address those early concerns that clients may not yet understand, or for something as simple as self-reflecting, needing help reaching a specific goal or having someone trained to talk to.

Although there are various therapeutic approaches, generally speaking, therapists do not tell their clients what to do or create the solutions for the client but rather have more of a co-creating role where they mirror back the responses from the client to reach mutual conclusions about the best steps to take for the client.

Therapy can be challenging, insightful and revealing and can often bring a range of emotions and feelings to the surface. The role of a trained therapist is to support the client through their journey at a pace that is appropriate and thoughtful, taking into account the clients needs.

Next Steps?

Before starting therapy, we can arrange to meet for a consultation session.

This will give you the opportunity to get a feel for the process and how we can work together. I will ask a series of questions to help me understand your needs; what brings you to therapy and what you want to get out of it. There will also be time for you to ask any questions you might have about therapy or my approach. The consultation and any subsequent therapy sessions are held in strictest confidence.

Sessions are normally held weekly or twice weekly, for 50 minutes. I offer both short term and open ended contracts, this can be discussed at the consultation session to see what may suit you best.

I am based in Shoreditch, Central London.

My practice is centrally located and is in close proximity to Liverpool Street, Old Street, Bethnal Green, Aldgate as well as other parts of the City and East London.

Training, qualifications & experience

As well as working in private practice, I also currently provide psychotherapeutic services in voluntary settings (MIND) and statutory organisations.

I work with both individuals and couples and have many years experience in working with clients from wide ranging and diverse backgrounds and communities.

I have experience of supporting clients with various issues including:

  • Anxiety and generalised anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Work related issues
  • Work/Life balance
  • Low self esteem
  • Abuse/Trauma
  • Anger and anger management
  • Identity - Self and other
  • Gender roles
  • Finding meaning
  • Issues of power
  • Infidelity
  • Sexual addiction
  • Relationship / Family issues
  • Race and cultural identity
  • Personal development and growth
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Life transitions

Qualifications / Training

MSc Psychology - University of East London

BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling - Roehampton University

Foundation Integrative Counselling - Minster Centre

Trained Facilitator - Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)


Accredited member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapy (MBACP)

Registered member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

Member of British Psychological Society (MBPsS)

Member of Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (UPCA)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£60.00 - £120.00
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

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

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

I operate a sliding scale of fees dependent on income and time of day you are able to attend.

Fees start from:

£70 per session for individuals

£90 per session for couples

I do reserve a limited amount of concessionary sessions during the day for full time students or those on low incomes. Please feel free to enquire about the availability for these concessions.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Weekdays 7am - 9pm

189-190 Shoreditch High Street, London, Shoreditch, E1 6HU

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults


In person

Integrative clinical supervision. Available in person, online or via telephone

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Maxwell Addo
Maxwell Addo