Senior Counselling Psychologist
BSc (Hons), PsychD, PgDipCBT, HPC reg, BABCP accred
Dr Maxine King is a senior counselling psychologist who specialises in cognitive behavioural therapy. Although a specialist in CBT, Maxine is also trained in psychodynamic therapy, humanistic therapy and interpersonal psychotherapy which allows her to adapt her therapeutic approach to the needs and problems of the individual.
Maxine has been in clinical practice since 2004. She has worked in both private practice and in a range of NHS settings for adults with the full range of emotional difficulties from mild through to severe and complex. She currently holds a senior psychologist post in an NHS service for adults with anxiety and / or depression, alongside her consulting position at Harley Therapy. Within her NHS role, Maxine also provides supervision and teaching on CBT to therapists, GPs and psychiatrists.
Maxine's areas of speciality include trauma, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) social phobia, health anxiety, eating disorders, self-esteem issues, relationship problems and personality disorders.
Following a comprehensive psychological assessment, Maxine uses her clinical expertise, evidence-based, practice guidelines and client's goals to determine the most suitable treatment approach. Maxine offers therapy in a time-limited, goal orientated approach or over a longer time frame according to individual needs. She favours a collaborative approach to the therapeutic process, working with clients to come to a shared understanding of the aetiology and maintenance of their difficulties and findings ways forward to relieve distress and enhance wellbeing. Maxine works with individuals and couples and she is also an experienced CBT supervisor.
Maxine has a doctorate in counselling psychology, a post-graduate diploma in cognitive behavioural psychotherapy and a Bachelor's degree in psychology. She is a registered practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) which is the government's statutory regulating authority for psychologists to ensure they meet national standards of training, professional skills and behaviours. Maxine is a fully accredited CBT psychotherapist with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).