Maxine Daniels DPsych., BSc (Hons),
BPA registered Senior Trainer, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
Maxine has been an Associate with Petros for the past 5 years and really enjoys the work. She currently works as an Independent Consultant and Clinical Supervisor for the NHS, Broadmoor Hospital, Elysium Healthcare and the Priory Group. She completed her Doctorate in Psychotherapy at Metanoia/Middlesex University in 2012.
Maxine originally trained as an actress and went on to teach drama workshops in colleges and prisons. She qualified as a psychodrama psychotherapist in 2002. Maxine has consistently combined her arts background with clinical practice and business. She set up her own business, using drama-based learning and role play in organizations, which included clients such as St Thomas’s Hospital, Colgate/Palmolive, Philips Electronics, Lord Chancellor’s Dept, South East Rail Network, to name a few. In 1991 a paper was published titled: ‘The use of role play in teaching medical students obstetrics and gynaecology’ Coonar, Dooley, Daniels & Taylor, highlighting the use of actors in medical training, which led to an explosion of drama-based learning and the use of role-play in business.
During the last 25 years Maxine worked for HMPPS (Her Majesty’s Prison & Probation Services) where she consulted and developed offending behaviour treatment programmes and trained staff across the prison service establishment. This work has taken her to America, Scandinavia and Ireland. She is published in this field and has presented at many conferences both nationally and internationally.
Maxine currently teaches on the Doctorate for Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy programme and is an Academic Adviser for the Doctorate by Professional Studies at Metanoia. She teaches in Hong Kong on behalf of the London Centre for Psychodrama. She works in private practice and is registered with UKCP, MBACP and BPA professional membership bodies.
She is married to a professional musician and has two daughters, one who is following in her father’s footsteps by playing jazz trumpet, and her other daughter who is training to be a primary school teacher.