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Maxine Altman
Registered Psychotherapist in Paddington

Registered Psychotherapist Maxine Altman

Consulting Rooms (by appointment)

Full address provided upon booking, Warwick Crescent
Paddington
London
W2 6NE

General Availability

  • Weekday Daytimes
  • Weekday Evenings

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Professional Title

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Registered Psychotherapist

Summary

Psychotherapy in Paddington, London

  • Individual £70 - 50 minutes
  • Couple £90 - 50 minutes
Payment Methods Accepted: Bank Transfer, Cash, Cheque
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


Therapy

  • Psychotherapy


Private Health Insurance Registrations

  • Aviva Health
  • CIGNA
  • Simplyhealth



Gender

Female

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 Paddington, London or Belsize Park, London.

Psychotherapy

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)
    2008
  • 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)
    2007

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

Warwick Avenue, Westbourne Green, Paddington, Bayswater, Maida Vale, Lancaster Gate, Notting Hill, Maida Hill, Marylebone, St. Johns Wood, Notting Hill Gate, Portobello, Hyde Park, Abbey Road, Baker Street, Holland Park, Marble Arch, Kilburn, Regent's Park, Ladbroke Grove

Nearest Train Stations

  • London Paddington (0.2 miles)
  • London Marylebone (0.9 miles)
  • Kilburn High Road (1.2 miles)
  • Queen's Park (London) (1.3 miles)
  • South Hampstead (1.4 miles)
  • Camden Road (1.8 miles)
  • Brondesbury Park (1.8 miles)
  • Kensal Rise (1.8 miles)
  • West Hampstead (1.9 miles)
  • Brondesbury (1.9 miles)


Nearest London Underground Tube Stations

  • Warwick Avenue (0.2 miles)
  • Royal Oak (0.3 miles)
  • Paddington (0.5 miles)
  • Edgware Road (Bakerloo) (0.5 miles)
  • Edgware Road (Circle/District/H&C) (0.7 miles)


Wheelchair access: No

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Updated 08 February 2016