Before I decided to get help, my mind was in a very dark place. Everyday I felt completely worthless and that there was no point even getting out of bed in the morning. As a guy, I initially put off the idea of getting professional help for my mental state, as I thought it would make me appear even more worthless than I felt in my head already-and even worse, I thought I was not worth helping in the first place . From my very first conversation with Maxine, she made me feel comfortable with talking about my state of mind and the feelings I was experiencing at the time. it felt good to be around someone who did not judge me fir the negative thoughts I had. Fast forward a few sessions later, I felt a complete change in my mental state. I was no longer having the repetitive self depreciating thoughts whizzing around my head-instead I felt more in control of my thoughts and my own emotions. Being with Maxine has helped me realize and understand that my own past experiences and personal trauma I faced as a child had shaped my underlying thoughts. as difficult as opening up about my past experiences and revisiting then was, I am so glad I had Maxine there to guide me and make me feel safe. I can honestly say I feel like a huge weight has been lifted from me. for the first time in a long while, I actually feel happy! To anyone out there who is considering getting help for their mental health or is going through a tough time, I really recommend reaching out to Maxine.
In just four months, I have gained so much more than what I had set out to achieve. I never understood how lost I was until I discovered the sense of stability within myself that I feel now. It’s hard to describe to others what has changed, but I can say that the difference in how I feel, and how I deal with difficulties, is phenomenal. Maxine is extremely warm and kind, and very easy to talk to. There have of course been some uncomfortable topics that have had to be addressed in the sessions. Maxine is always empathetic, not in any way judgemental, and makes me feel very safe. My partner is also having sessions and we can see how she has approached our unique personalities and challenges, in different ways, which suit our personal progression and make us feel comfortable. I am immensely grateful for Maxine and I cannot recommend her enough.
I would defiantly recommend Maxine! Without going into too much detail, I have been struggling for what seems a lifetime, and from the first session, I felt Maxine understood how I was feeling, she is very easy to talk to and she helped me see things in such a way, It was so easy to make changes that affected all areas of my life for the better.
“We all know that the unknown can be a scary place and the idea of letting somebody that is initially a stranger into the unknown, is probably up there with the top 5 most terrifying thoughts. I can honestly say that Maxine is brilliant at her job and makes you feel as if you're just having a 'cuppa and a chat' accompanied with drawings (for me). Of course it's not all happy and jolly, there's a reason we have to seek help, but Maxine handles all conversation topics sensitively and without judgment or feeling as if you're being patronized. I would highly recommend her to anybody that needs somebody to talk to. I am certainly to grateful for it.”
“Amazing. Really helpful and friendly made me feel comfortable from our 1st session highly recommend.”
“Helped change my life so much! Seeing Maxine has helped me in so many different ways. I never thought I’d be able to change my thoughts and feelings in such a huge way. Thank you!”
"I would highly recommend. It’s been so helpful talking through my problems and looking at them in a different way.”
“Life changing!! I’m so pleased I decided to contact Maxine.”
“I went to see Maxine because my anxiety and panic attacks was taking over my life, just leaving my house was a huge task, so going to see a counsellor in its self was not an easy decision, from meeting Maxine, I felt at ease and safe, I was in very good hands with Maxine, and would definitely recommend this Lady!!”
Highly recommend Maxine, I instantly felt comfortable talking to her. I wasn't sure therapy was right for me but several sessions later it was absolutely the right thing to do. she's helped change the way I think about situations reducing a lot of stress. Thank you Maxine!