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Individual Psychotherapy and  Couples Counselling

BA (hons).  Dip Psych Couns.  Reg MBACP.  FDAP.


Integrating psychodynamic,  person centred,  CBT, DBT, 

EMDR,  EFT  and  bio-psycho-social  models  of  therapy



Over twenty five years in private practice.

Founder and director of The Integrated Practice

UK Clinical Consultant for the Sierra Tucson Group


anxiety and mood

relationship difficulties

trauma and combat trauma

self esteem & confidence

addictions and codependency


Most of my work comes from recommendations by clients 

and referrals from GPs, psychiatrists, psychologists 

and other therapists


Regular referrers and good people I like to work with include:

Prof Peter Hill

Dr Iona Cobb

Dr Judith Mohring

Dr Ian Martin

Dr James Kustow

Dr Shruthi Guruswamy

Dr Michael Gormley

Dr Niall Campbell

Dr Vik Bhatt

Dr Jamie Arkell

Dr Natasha Bijlani

Dr Wayne Kampers

Dr Chi Chi Obuaya

About Max

I founded The Integrated Practice with psychiatrists Dr Judith Mohring and Dr James Kustow in 2017. It had been a long term ambition to open a practice integrating; psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy and counselling with coaching, nutrition, microbiome analysis, energy therapies, cranial sacral therapy, massage and meditation, delivered by carefully chosen and respected colleagues.


I have been practicing as a psychotherapist and counsellor for over 25 years and have so far helped more than two thousand people. I work with people experiencing chronic stress, anxiety, depression, complex trauma and PTSD, addictions and co-occurring disorders, codependency, relationship difficulties, as well as with the often ignored partners of addicts or alcoholics.


Life is often messy and complicated. I believe in creating a therapy to meet every individual’s needs. These vary from person to person and also change over time. Psychotherapy, in my view needs to encompass our biological, psychological, cultural and social dynamics.

How do I work?

I adopt a broadly integrative style of therapy which is an eclectic mix of psychodynamic and person centred models of therapy this includes elements of cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, solution focused therapy and complimentary therapies and coaching. I hold an advanced qualification in EMDR and utilise EFT (tapping), mindfulness and relaxation tools in my practice.


I like to work in a pragmatic and collaborative way seeking to develop authenticity and transparency, emphasising emotional and social engagement.. My goal is to support people to take responsibility for themselves through a spirit of empathic enquiry, exploration and acceptance.

Clinical Supervision

I supervise the clinical work of a handful of psychiatrists, therapists and counsellors.

Sierra Tucson

Since 2008 I have been the UK clinical consultant for the Sierra Tucson Group of world renowned psychiatric and behavioural treatment facilities based in Arizona, Texas and California, treating addictions and co-occurring disorders, chronic and complex pain, mood disorders, PTSD and trauma. 

Visiting Lecturer

For ten years I lectured, supervised and facilitated personal development groups for post graduate psychology students at a London university.

Charity Work

 Veterans Aid supports men and women some of whom have been deployed on ‘special duties,’ many struggle with combat trauma, complex trauma from childhood, moral injury, resulting in addictions, mental health issues and parenting difficulties.

 Spitalfields Crypt Trust provides residential treatment to street drinkers and people with addictions and co-occurring severe mental health problems.

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