I am a psychologist, psychotherapist, childhood and toxic parent recovery coach, therapeutic self-development *mentor and personal consultant
I specialise in helping women to recover from a difficult childhood, and
re-parent their wounded inner child
I can help you if you’re a woman who is …
- Overwhelmed, worried, upset, stuck or confused about something – whether in your personal, home or working life
- Tired of wearing a mask – feeling like a fake, trying to be perfect, and constantly please other people – whilst neglecting your own feelings and needs
- Feeling unhappy – with who you are and how your life has turned out so far – perhaps you also have bad eating or drinking habits, low self-esteem, and a lack of self-confidence when it comes to expressing yourself
- Struggling with your relationships – with your partner, friends, family, or with work/business colleagues. Maybe you’re having difficulty finding or keeping a loving relationship
- Worried that your past, perhaps your childhood abuse, trauma or emotional neglect, is making you repeat old patterns and get the same bad results – attracting the wrong people and situations into your life
- Concerned about what conditioning and behaviours you’ve picked up from your parents – that you’re now passing on to your own child(ren)
- Fed up with still being ‘tripped up’ by your old issues with your mother or father – and you want to understand, heal and recover from your Toxic Parent(s)
- Aware that your ‘inner child’ is struggling – and you want to heal her distress, change her negative thinking, heal her emotional wounds – and ‘re-parent your inner child‘
I offer you more emotional depth than coaching, and more focus than counselling therapy or psychotherapy.
My approach is both holistic and *integrative – and I combine well-researched methods which have been shown to be the most effective in bringing real and lasting change. (*Humanistic, TA, CBT, DBT, MCBT, MBT, REBT, NLP, Gestalt, Positive Psychology, Attachment & Relational Theory and Neuroscience).
Please see bottom of this page for some testimonials from happy clients
Before you go any further, I should warn you that there’s a lot of information and choice on this website!
Please don’t let that overwhelm or confuse you. I’ve been doing this work for over 25 years (I’m older than I look!) and I’ve been busy creating a wide range of unique products and services – at different prices to give you a proper choice. You won’t find what I offer anywhere else.
In a nutshell, all my products have a similar overall aim – to help you to have a better, happier and calmer life – and there are two main ways to do this:-
1. SELF-HELP DIGITAL DOWNLOADS – Either the free information and guides from the Free Resources page, or my online courses and workshops. (with discount codes given below)
2. WORK WITH ME – online using Skype or Zoom. All sessions are focused and structured to suit your individual needs. We’ll meet for at least six sessions – but more usually between 12 -15 session hours, to enable us to work at a much deeper life-changing level. This includes some guided homework – which will also save you time and money. We can either meet weekly or twice a week – to suit your time frame and budget.
We will need extra session(s) if you have a history of unresolved chronic childhood trauma and abuse – or if you also want us to work more specifically on your relationship, parenting issues, or your working/business life.
My full hourly session fee is £100 – payable before each session by bank transfer of Paypal.
If that seems expensive and too much to spend on yourself, then compare it to what you might be spending on alcohol, cigarettes, cosmetic beauty treatments, designer label shoes/clothes/handbags, or holidays – none of which can change you on the inside or improve your future life and happiness.
When your relationship with yourself changes this has a powerful ripple effect upon the rest of your life.
Take a deep breath and dive in to find out what type of therapeutic help most appeals to you – either self-help or working with me online.
If you would prefer to e-mail me instead you can do that here – email@example.com
My products and services:-
Click here to get my free e-booklets and videos – plus a free podcast series called The Light At The End Of The Tunnel, and my blogs and articles – to help you to better understand how your childhood has shaped your present day life, and what you can do about it to give yourself a much better future!
Helping you to help yourself to be free from the restrictions of your own mind. Help with anxiety, depression, anger, stress, self-esteem and confidence, weight management, mindful CBT, sustaining happiness, understanding yourself and relationships.
Seven of these ten workshops also have four audio recordings included.
All workshops are only £27 each (there’s also a discount code TENOFF to use at the checkout to buy any of the workshops/courses for only £17; and a bigger discount code TENNER you can use if you can only afford to pay £10 each) – MUCH less than the cost of one counselling therapy or coaching session!
Save yourself months of expensive therapy!
(See below * to find out if these self-help workshops might not be the best option for you)
FIVE SELF-HELP E-COURSES
In these online self help courses you will learn how to ‘sort out’ yourself, your relationship, your sexual intimacy, your parenting and your business – without the time and expense of counselling therapy or coaching!
You work at your own pace and you’ll have my guidance and audio recordings along the way. Each online course can be completed over a few days – and costs much less than one therapy session – only £37! (there’s also now a discount code TENOFF to use at the checkout to buy any online course for only £27)
I’ll help you to understand who you are, and how your past has been shaping your present day life…. and what you can do about that! You’ll be shown how to make the changes you want in all areas of your life.
(See below * to find out if these self-help courses might not be the best option for you)
I have created a unique therapeutic method called Quantum Psyche Process ™ (QPP) – now available as an online self-help method to reveal, review and revise those subconscious beliefs, and trauma reactions which have been causing you problems with your thoughts, emotions, self-esteem, behaviours and relationships.
You can change your life in 24 hours – when you change your S.C.R.I.P.T. (c) -( Sub-Conscious-Rules-Influencing-Present-Time)
3 MONTH THERAPEUTIC COACHING PROGRAMME
Do you need to regain and sustain your courage and composure when dealing with your toxic mother? Whether she’s still in your life or not, you’ll have internalised your relationship with her – and that will be getting in the way of your other relationships and peace of mind.
A step by step 8 module programme that takes your from frazzled to focused, from chaotic to calm – with my expert help along the way. Find out more here…
‘CAST OFF YOUR FATHER’S SHADOW‘ ™ 3 MONTH THERAPEUTIC COACHING PROGRAMME
Does your father still overshadow your life – even if he’s not around? A toxic father leaves a heavy shadow that affects your happiness and all of your relationships.
If you want to be free of your ‘father issues’ then this 8 module step-by-step programme will take you there, with my expert help along the way.
Gain courage, confidence, clarity, control and inner calm from these transformational coaching programmes – with Skype or Zoom sessions with me along the way.
A carefully structured day to safely re-connect with your wounded inner child, to release her pain, heal her wounds, make peace with the past and re-design your future.
(If you have experienced severe trauma and abuse then the emotional containment of one-to-one work with me is recommended before attending this workshop – to strengthen your psychological boundaries)
It’s time to reclaim your youthful vitality and to put the fun back into your life!
This one-day workshop is also a very beneficial follow-on from the deeply therapeutic Inner Child Workshop (above).
It’s also ideal is you’ve been feeling stuck ‘in transition’ in your life roles and you’re ready to find out what your inner child wants and needs in future!
“These past 12-weeks with Maxine have been eye-opening. I’ve been trying to figure myself out by reading lots of personal development books, taking endless courses yet each session with Maxine led me to going deeper into who I am than any book or other course has. Being aware of what is going on in different situations is half the battle and I felt that after each session I was healing just by understanding my ingrained patterns.. I am able to recognise parts of myself that are not serving me and stopping them in their tracks and start creating a more successful self. It hasn’t been an easy journey but I felt supported throughout with Maxine and was able to trust her guidance straight away. It’s been truly life-changing. You’ll come away knowing more about yourself and have more than enough tools to be able to help yourself to communicate better with you and with others in order to create healthy relationships. Thanks for everything Maxine! (Robyn)
“Amazing lady! I can’t put into words how much she’s helped me, go to her and you’ll leave stronger, happier and far more capable. She can literally turn your mental health around!” (Kirsty)
“ I had worked with a couple of therapists before finding Maxine but I wasn’t comfortable with the style of just talking about myself. It seemed too indulgent and I went into “performance” mode (which was part of the problem!). On the phone Maxine sounded professional, driven to find solutions and I was in! I knew I had found the person who would help me. Weekly regular sessions were practical, emotional, honest and challenging but I knew that I had to be as open as possible to benefit the most. Working with Maxine in a practical, pragmatic way has transformed (all of my) relationships and the key one, with myself…and that is all down to Maxine. She is an incredible coach and mentor.“ (Sarah)
“About a year ago it became clear to me that my unresolved childhood trauma was really holding me back and causing so much undue stress and suffering in my life. I began to recognize patterns of self-sabotage, perfectionism, people-pleasing, depletion, overwhelm, and exhaustion. It was as if these patterns were stuck on repeat. Eventually, I realized that I needed professional help to overcome them. The first therapist I interviewed explained to me that I had “severe complex childhood trauma” and that I would need to be in therapy for the rest of my life. Nothing about what she said felt right, so I kept searching. This is when I found Maxine.
During our initial free call Maxine explained that she would need about 12-15 sessions with me before I’d be on my way. After what the last therapist told me, I was a bit doubtful that we’d make this kind of headway and in such a short time period. I was wrong. 15 sessions is all it took. Maxine did a beautiful job of helping me revisit my childhood, identify all the wounds, and provided me with a clear and straightforward approach to healing them.
In just 2 short months, I can literally say that I am a different person. I’m finally at peace with my past. I feel that I have all the knowledge and tools that I need to move forward and live a happy and healthy life. I am so unbelievably grateful for Maxine, her unique and effective approach, and her calm and gentle presence that allows for so much healing to occur. My life isn’t the same. I’m not the same. In fact, I’ve never felt more and peace, or more capable of handling life in general.
I cannot recommend Maxine enough! I’d give anything if the entire world was able to benefit from her guidance. The peace and healing I have experienced and continue to experience are invaluable. I’ll never forget what I’ve learned. It’s truly the gift that keeps on giving! Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Maxine!” (Katherine)
“I contacted Maxine to help my teenage daughter who was struggling with low self esteem, and instinctively felt that I was responsible. She suggested that I did some personal work myself, to help create a healing relationship with my daughter. Over the course of 12 weeks Maxine helped me to come to terms with the negative internal beliefs and sub personalities affecting all my relationships and the inner child work was healing and liberating. Uncovering and dealing with the emotional wounds from childhood trauma has helped me become a calmer and less rigid mother.” (Jenna)
“I just wanted to let you know that I met up with my mum yesterday – it’s the first time I’ve seen her around 18 months. My inner child is at peace! I wasn’t triggered once! We were there for 6 hrs and I felt nothing but peace within myself! It was incredible. Thank you for what you do. Very very kind regards.” (Mary)
and how I can help you to get to where you want to be!
Any questions? Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll be happy to help you in any way I can.
You can find out more about me here
With over 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist (Masters Degree) working with a very wide range of people and problems I’ve condensed what I’ve learnt over the years into my own new and very effective methods to improve psychological, emotional and physical well-being.
I specialise in helping women to heal and transcend their emotional wounds, recover from a troubled childhood and toxic parents, learn how to re-parent their inner child and to make peace with their past.
This enables and empowers them to become better people, parents, partners and professionals – and all round happier calmer people.
I am particularly interested in the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences and childhood trauma – and how these can be the deep-seated reasons for the problems in our adult lives.
If this resonates with you then I’ve created some free e-books, blogs, articles and videos on the FREE RESOURCES page of this website – to et you started, so that you too can begin to enjoy peace of mind and a brighter future ahead.
I can help you find out ‘How To Tell If You Need To Sort Yourself Out’ – or those parts that haven’t been working well for you. You can find out just how much ‘sorting out’ you personally have to do by downloading my free questionnaire (see top right in the header bar to get your free copy).
You can learn how to *S.E.L.E.C.T.Your Life (c)
* S.E.L.E.C.T. Your Life is my process of helping you get to where you want to be and to have the life you want and deserve – the life of your own making and not just the one that’s been handed down to you.
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Change is always possible when you follow the right steps… let me guide you to take those steps.
- If you are suffering with suicidal thoughts, serious self-harm, a personality disorder, or chronic mental health problems, then the emotional containment of one-to-one psychotherapy will be better suited to your needs than online self-help material.
I am guided by the professional standards and ethics of the AICTP, UKCP, BACP & NCS
(A *mentor is defined as:- an experienced, wise and trusted advisor, counsellor or teacher giving help and advice over a period of time to someone less experienced).
In accordance with the GDPR regulations of May 25th 2018 I need to inform you that any personal information you share with me – e.g. your name and e-mail address necessary for booking in a call with me, or downloading digital products from my website – will be kept safe and private, and will not be shared with anyone else or used for unsolicited marketing purposes.
You will find that I send you just a few relevant and helpful e-mails that accompany your free or purchased products – and you can unsubscribe from these at any time.
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