Madeleine Morrissey BA Hons Psychology, Cert. Ed., BPC, FPC, SAP.
Why consult a therapist or counsellor?
Over the years I have practised, I have worked with individuals of all ages and backgrounds who have sought help for many reasons, including generalised anxiety and/or depression, relationship difficulties, issues around identity or sexuality, or sometimes not sure what the reason is, perhaps wondering whether they could be leading more meaningful lives. Most people find the experience of talking to a highly trained professional a helpful one, enabling them to bring about changes in their lives.
I am a well qualified, experienced psychodynamic counsellor, psychotherapist and analyst and I also work part time in the NHS as a psychotherapist and supervisor.
I am committed to offering counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment.
I work with individuals on an open-ended or time-limited basis.
Please feel free to contact me by email or telephone. If appropriate, we can then arrange an initial meeting, usually taking place over two 50 minute sessions, ideally about a week apart. This allows time for an in-depth exploration of your reasons for seeking help and allows us to get a sense of whether this way of working is likely to benefit you. If the decision is made not to continue, we can think about what type of help may be more suitable for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a degree in psychology and am a graduate member of the British Psychological Society as well as having a background in teaching both adults and children. I hold a Certificate in Education.
I completed my initial professional training as a psychodynamic counsellor at WPF Therapy, one of the most highly respected and widely recognised training bodies in the UK where I am a full member of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy section of the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC). I have also worked for WPF in the past as a counsellor (including in a GP surgery), supervisor and tutor.
I am also a member of the Society of Analytical Psychology (SAP), where I undertook a more intensive, analytic training, following qualifying atWPF/FPC.
As a member of both of the above institutions, I am bound by their respective codes of ethics and complaints procedures.
In addition, I have trained in time-limited and solution focused therapy, and am recognised as a counsellor and therapist by CIC /Confidential Care, an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) provider.
I am registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and have been registered in the past (and remain eligible for registration) with theUnited Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). All of these organisations act to maintain standards and ethics in the profession. I am a member of the Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the NHS (APP).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Adoption issues
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
My usual fee is £55 per session.
I retain some spaces for those who are not able to afford this fee.
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
8am-7pm Mons, Tues, Thurs am.