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Maxine Altman
Registered Psychotherapist in Belsize Park

Registered Psychotherapist Maxine Altman

Consulting Rooms (by appointment)

Full address provided upon booking, Eton Avenue
Belsize Park

General Availability

  • Weekday Daytimes
  • Weekday Evenings


Professional Title

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Registered Psychotherapist
Engagement rate - 44% of enquirers became verified clients


Psychotherapy in Belsize Park, London

  • Individual £70 - 50 minutes
  • Couple £90 - 50 minutes
Payment Methods Accepted: Cash, Cheque, Paypal
Languages: English

Issues Covered

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Anxiety and Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Bereavement
  • Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Substance Dependence


  • Psychotherapy

Private Health Insurance Registrations

  • Aviva Health
  • Simplyhealth



More Detail

Over 9 Years Post-Registration Experience

Hello. I'm Maxine Altman. I'm a registered psychotherapist - I help individuals and couples with their mental wellbeing. I have private sector experience as a psychotherapist.

What to Expect

An initial assessment session allows you to see if you are comfortable with me, share what worries you, ask questions, clarify confidentiality, and determine if therapy may benefit you. Please use a contact option on the right to arrange an initial assessment appointment in Belsize Park, London or Paddington, London.


Psychotherapy focuses on you, and you obtaining insight into the problems you confront. It explores your ideas, feelings and relevant moments in your life. Psychotherapy aims to help you develop or discover suitable methods of coping.

Thoughts on Mental Health

The concept of binge eating is a recently recognised condition. It is one element of anorexia and bulimia, but is increasingly understood as a discreet behaviour, without the purging that characterises other eating disorders. Popular culture regards obesity, the inevitable outcome of continued binge eating, as a disease borne of greed and lack of control. The irony is that compulsive eating is all about control - it is an attempt to reclaim the right to eat what and when you choose. For many adults, children and adolescents, binge eating remains a solitary and shameful activity, performed in secret - unstoppable, desperate and with no rational explanation. If you eat compulsively, the act of eating is secret and isolating, often shameful and may release angry or punitive feelings. Contrary to common misconceptions, she adds: "Binge eating is not related to physical hunger, although a binge may begin with an empty stomach. It involves eating beyond hunger, mechanically and without the ability to stop. Some experiences are frenzied, others are measured, but all involve large quantities of sugar or fat-laden food. The only thing that matters is the eating, even though, as a compulsive eater, you know that food will never satisfy your desire."
Read More: Could therapy help you lose weight? The psychology of overeating explained

Clinical Qualifications

  • MA
    Counselling and Psychotherapy
    Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE) London (UK)
  • UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Registered Psychotherapist since June 2007
  • EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) and EMDR Europe (EMDRE) Approved Certificate
    Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
    Richman Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) Training (UK)

I abide by the Code of Ethics of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the Code of Ethics of the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE) London.

Location Detail

My Consulting Address is in easy reach of

Belsize Park, Primrose Hill, Swiss Cottage, Chalk Farm, South Hampstead, Hampstead Heath, St. Johns Wood, Gospel Oak, Frognal, Abbey Road, Hampstead, Camden Town, Kentish Town, Camden, West Hampstead, Parliament Hill Fields, Dartmouth Park, Regent's Park, Maida Vale, Kilburn

Nearest Train Stations

  • South Hampstead (0.7 miles)
  • Hampstead Heath (0.7 miles)
  • Kentish Town West (0.8 miles)
  • Gospel Oak (0.9 miles)
  • Finchley Road & Frognal (0.9 miles)
  • Camden Road (1.1 miles)
  • Kentish Town (1.1 miles)
  • West Hampstead (1.2 miles)
  • West Hampstead Thameslink (1.2 miles)
  • Kilburn High Road (1.3 miles)

Nearest London Underground Tube Stations

  • Belsize Park (0.4 miles)
  • Chalk Farm (0.5 miles)
  • Swiss Cottage (0.5 miles)
  • Finchley Road (0.7 miles)
  • St. Johns Wood (0.8 miles)

Wheelchair access: No

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Updated 08 February 2016