Max joined the STEPS team in January 2021 as our first Art Psychotherapist. Max is a newly qualified mental health clinician after completing an Art Psychotherapy Theory & Practice MA at Leeds Beckett University, training with Sheffield’s Northern Programme in 2020. Max trained within acute mental health services working with both inpatients and outpatients, and in the community facilitating art groups for mental health charities.

Since qualifying Max has continued to practice within acute mental health, providing a supportive Art Therapy service for patients on secure wards and in Psychiatric Intensive Care. Max works with our clients building supportive therapeutic relationships in order to provide a safe space for each client to reflect on any presenting emotional difficulties and concerns.

Max lives in Sheffield having moved to the city in 2013 from Preston Lancashire.

When not at work, Max enjoys cycling, the arts visiting galleries and going to the cinema, reading novels and generally staying creative either painting or drawing.