Meet the Team

Target Psychology Limited... was formed by Maxine Taylor and Kelly Paddock.  Together they have over 15 years of experience working in this field and are dedicated to providing an impeccable, seamless service.  Maxine and Kelly enjoy the challenges that come with working to provide assessment reports and have an understanding of the complexities and sensitivity that is involved.  A professional, compassionate and reliable service can be expected when dealing with Maxine and Kelly.

Both are on hand to provide you with detailed information to be able to consider and choose experts that best suit your requirements; answer any questions you might have throughout the duration of your involvement with us and ensure that you receive the experts report within the agreed time scales.

A little bit more about Maxine and Kelly...

Maxine Taylor, Director

Max started her career working for The Children’s Society, primarily supervising contact between children and parents who may pose a risk to their safety, preparing child victims for giving evidence in Court and assisting in the development of services for children.  She has a BSc(Hons) Applied Psychology (First Class), MSc Forensic Psychology (Distinction) and a PG Cert. in Advanced Research Methods (Distinction). 


For ten years, Max worked for the National Probation Service in the South West, her primary role being the assessment and treatment of sexual offenders.  Max returned to the north in 2011 and for five years worked as Business Manager for Dr Clive Reading, whom she first met 20 years earlier when they were both members of the Northern Circuit Domestic Violence Steering Group. 


In her free time Max loves socialising with friends and family, walking her dog and caring for her six hens.  Along with her daughter Olivia, she is also a keen drag racer and competes all over the country.  


Her favourite quote is: "Not all of us can do great things.  But we can do small things with great love." 


What Kelly Says about Max: "You won't meet someone more dedicated and passionate in life and work.  Max brings these in abundance to her work while always bringing sparkle and smiles with her effervescent humour."

Kelly Paddock, Director 

Kelly started her employment in Information Technology, working for an IT Training Company in Macclesfield. Starting her role as the company administrator, Kelly progressed to become one of the companies training advisors (after completing her D32/D33 certificates) and enjoyed training people who wished to return to work in new skills.  
Kelly left that company after 8 years hoping to find a new challenge and was, in 2004, hired by Dr Clive Reading, Consultant Psychologist, as his PA.​ During her time working with Dr Reading Kelly learnt about the ins and outs of family law assessments from a psychological perspective and grew an understanding of what solicitors and clients require when involved in these proceedings.

In her spare time, Kelly volunteers weekly at a local Beaver Scout group and has a keen interest in photography. When not helping her partner renovate her home they enjoy walking their new puppy Rufus and spending time with family and friends and going to as much live music as pennies will allow!

What Max has to say about Kelly:  "Kelly is awesome at what she does and every associate will second that.  If you look up the words 'efficient' and 'accomplished' in the dictionary, there are pictures of Kelly next to the definitions.  She is the yin to my yang."

Jess Rostron, Office Manager 

Jess worked with Kelly and Maxine at a previous firm and when Target started to expand she was the first port of call to see if she would wish to work alongside us again; luckily, she said yes.  Jess is a reliable, efficient and a friendly addition to the team. 
In her spare time, Jess is currently renovating her new home and enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
What Kelly has to say about Jess:  "Jess is an excellent addition to the team; I am very happy to be working with her again - she is a perfect right hand woman".
What Max says about Jess: "Resourceful, compassionate and calm under pressure, with maturity and competence beyond her years Jess is an absolute gem and an asset to our team".