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Andy Maxwell

Andy Maxwell, Psychotherapist, Number 42
BA (Hons), Dip. Couns, MBACP (Pre‑accred)
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“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” — Maya Angelou

The most important ingredient for successful psychotherapy or counselling is a trusting relationship. Together we will build a mutually open and honest relationship, one where you can explore and share your fears, difficulties and anxieties in a safe, welcoming environment. Sharing and working through your feelings, thoughts and behaviours with a qualified professional who is separate from your daily life can bring huge relief.

In my previous career – 30 years as an Architect and Creative Director – I experienced how we are all creative in one way or another, and particularly in the ways we adapt to cope with the difficulties we face daily. My aim is to help you get to the route of your problems and find meaning in them so you can manage your feelings, thoughts and behaviours better. I will help you develop more effective skills and strategies to better cope with your problems and then choose what you would like to change in your life and how you might go about it.

Clients contact me with a wide variety of issues they’d like to explore regarding how they feel about themselves and their relationships.

Work issues: Redundancy, retirement, feeling overlooked or under-appreciated, imposter syndrome, creative block, being bullied, abused or discriminated against, lack of self-confidence, motivation or purpose, difficulties negotiating for what you want or feel you deserve.

Family issues: Parenting, sibling rivalry, divorce, being a carer, blended families, adoption, gaining independence, children leaving home, ethnic/religious demands, familial conflicts and bereavement are just some of the common topics that clients struggle with.

Personal issues: Eating disorders, addictions, self-harm, suicidal ideation, OCD, ADHD, trauma and PTSD, Boarding School trauma, physical difficulties, anxiety, depression, abuse, bullying, body image, phobias and much more.

Male issues: These are not exclusively ‘men’s problems’, but men tend to experience and respond to these sorts of difficulties differently to women. Infertility, sex, divorce, competitiveness, power and control, anger and assertiveness, fatherhood, being a son/brother, caring for parents. Some men feel they can talk more openly and honestly to another man about these sorts of topics.

This is not an exhaustive list, and you may not be able to define the difficulties you are struggling with, so please contact me directly for a free 15-minute call to discuss your issues.

Contact me

To book a session or ask any questions feel free to contact me directly.