Welcome, I’m so glad you’ve found me! I’m Maxine Freshwater, a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Accredited Counsellor. I know that embarking on a course of online counselling might seem a daunting prospect, but I will do my best to ensure we create a space where you are accepted non-judgmentally, where you can grow and where you can learn about yourself. Somewhere you’ll feel safe to talk about anything at all in complete confidence.
We can all have periods when we feel things aren’t going as we’d like. Anxiety, depression, stress, low mood, lack of confidence, anger issues, or just having a generally unfulfilled feeling – these are all things that counselling can help with. I believe we all have the ability to reach our potential and to live a more meaningful and contented life.
You might feel there are barriers or obstacles in your way, or things from your past holding you back, but together we can find a path through to reach whatever goals you may have. Yes, this definitely requires hard work, but if it’s worth having, it’s worth working for.
You can access therapy with me via Skype, Zoom or telephone. I also offer email counselling. I know from experience that therapy can work just as well remotely as face to face – it’s perhaps a different way of working from our usual view of therapy, but it’s no less effective.
Let me tell you a little about myself: I’m a counsellor based in the East of England, I have plenty of experience in providing online therapy – having been a telephone counsellor while working with an EAP (Employee Assistance Programme), and working as an approved counsellor for Anxiety UK – providing online therapy via Skype. I have experience in:
- Private practice, helping clients with many issues including anxiety, stress, depression, loss, life stages, and change management.
- NHS and charity organisations.
- Volunteering with the Samaritans and CRUSE.
- Working for an EAP providing counselling for clients from blue light organisations, government organisations, and the NHS.
- Both long-term and short-term therapy.
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
I have a Diploma in Integrative Counselling from a BACP Accredited course, and a Diploma in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). I also have a BA (Hons) degree and an MSc. I’m a BACP accredited counsellor. Here’s what the BACP say about accreditation: ‘A quality standard for experienced practitioners.’ ‘The BACP accreditation schemes aim to recognise the achievement of high standards of knowledge, experience, and development in counselling and psychotherapy … [and the] … capacity for independent, ethical, and competent practice.’ If you’d like to have a chat, drop me a message or give me a call and we can arrange a time.
Higher National Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited course) Diploma in CBT Stress Management Practitioner
Accredited Member of the BACP
£45 per session