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 the after-effects of a troubled or traumatic, abusive or neglectful childhood.
I help you to heal and re-parent your inner child, and make peace with the past – to stop it messing up your future!
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 and constantly trying to please other people, whilst neglecting your own feelings and needs
- Feeling unhappy – with the way you look, your poor state of health, your eating or drinking habits, your self-esteem and how you behave
- 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, and heal her emotional wounds. You are ready to ‘re-parent your inner child‘ and finally make peace with the past
Before you go any further, I should warn you that there’s a LOT of information and choices on this website!
Please don’t let that overwhelm or confuse you. I’ve been doing this work for over 20 years (I’m older than I look!) and I’ve been busy creating a wide range of products and services at different price points to give you a proper choice.
In a nutshell, all my product have the same aim – to help you to have a better, happier and calmer future – 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.
2. WORK WITH ME – Either in person (in Chichester, UK) or online internationally using Skype or Zoom. All sessions are tailored to your individual needs and circumstances.
SO….take a deep breath and dive in to find what interests and resonates with you.
If you would prefer to e-mail me instead you can do that here – email@example.com
I do offer two HALF-PRICED concessionary client places (£50 an hour) – for two clients with reduced finances who genuinely can’t afford my standard fees. Please ask about availability.
If you want to stop your past from messing up your future, have more balance and control in your life, feel calmer and happier, create good boundaries, be a better parent, have more harmonious and respectful relationships, be more succesful in your work or business –
then let’s talk about how we can work together to make this transformation happen for you ASAP!
Having recovered from childhood abuse and trauma myself, I now can be your childhood recovery coach and therapeutic self-development *mentor.
I offer you much more understanding, empathy and depth than coaching, and much more focus than counselling therapy or psychotherapy.
I work with the underlying causes of your difficulties – and not just the effects and consequences – to bring you deep and lasting change.
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).
(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)
“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 P)
“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 (Max G)
“I had already tried several ways to get help for my binge eating, bad body image, self-doubt and self-criticism before I found you.Thank you for working with me to help me connect with and heal the relationship with my inner child. I found our sessions supportive, useful, and a very direct way to get to the core issue of things that have been holding me back. Thank you for tailoring the sessions to meet my exact needs and your expertise and warm manner made it enjoyable too! “(Alice F)
The work Maxine and I did together was incredibly useful in finding ways to manage the difficult experiences from my childhood that were having a negative impact in my present life – extreme anxiety, panic and tearfulness in relation to my sense of self, self esteem, belonging and romantic relationships. Through previous therapy I could articulate at an intellectual level what was happening but was struggling to manage the feelings. Maxine very quickly created a safe space for me (over Zoom!) where I felt I could be completely honest and explore what was happening. Maxine was able to communicate that she understood exactly how I was feeling which really helped. Through a staged approach Maxine led me deeper into my feelings but with a range of practical and useful tools to help me manage each stage safely. I am using the tools and insight she gave me daily to help be in touch with my inner child and to be the parent to better enjoy life in the present moment. I will also say that on one occasion when I needed a boost due to a particularly difficult experience, Maxine was flexible enough to respond and offer me a session really quickly. In many ways the short but intensive work I did with Maxine has been more useful than my previous eight years of therapy! She is an expert with a big heart and has the ability to understand distress and offer hope for a way out! I am very very grateful for the work we have done together. (Kellie M)
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, my blogs, articles and quotes – 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 brighter 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 – much less than the cost of one counselling 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
These five short self-help online courses are ideal if you want to go deeper by yourself.
In these courses/guides 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!
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)
Speak with me by Skype or Zoom
These online sessions are available if you aren’t able to meet with me in person.
I offer two HALF PRICED CONCESSIONARY CLIENT PLACES – for clients with reduced finances who genuinely cannot afford my full fee. Please ask me about availability.
‘RECOVER FROM YOUR MOTHER‘ ™ 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.
** If you want to work through either of these two life-changing coaching programmes in person with me, we can arrange to meet in 2 or 4 hour sessions to work through the eight modules together.
To discuss this special option please arrange a FREE call with me (below), or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
THERAPEUTIC PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MENTORING AND COACHING FOR WOMEN – including professionals, business owners, managers, team leaders, CEOs, and VIPs
Full details of my different mentoring services can be seen at my website – www.maxineharleymentoring.com
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)
and how I can help you to get to where you want to be!
Any questions? Please e-mail me at email@example.com 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.
Learning New Skills
Emotional Intelligence & Balance
Control & Clarity
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
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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