My name is Maxwell Addo
I am a fully qualified counsellor/ psychotherapist and a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and British Psychological Society (MBPsS).
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.
I offer face to face, online or telephone sessions based on your individual requirements.
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
- Work related issues
- Work/Life balance
- Low self esteem
- Anger and anger management
- Identity - Self and other
- Gender roles
- Finding meaning
- Issues of power
- 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 and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Member of British Psychological Society (BPS)
Member of Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (UPCA)
In all my therapeutic work, I abide by the ethical codes and boundaries of the BACP, BPS and UPCA.