Madeleine Morrissey BA Hons Psychology, Cert. Ed., BPC, FPC, SAP.
0208 354 1085
Why consult a therapist or counsellor?
I am a very experienced and highly qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I have worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist for over 20 years, combining a private practice in West London with part time employment in various state, private and public institutions, including working in a GP surgery, working for EAP providers, and supervising counsellors in a youth counselling service.
Since 2006, alongside my private practice, I have worked in a specialist psychotherapy service in the NHS where I am employed part time as a principal adult psychotherapist.
The above means that I have experience of working with a great range of individuals of all ages and backgrounds who have presented with all sorts of difficulties. Some people who come to see me may feel they have a specific difficulty, others may be less sure what is troubling them. For this reason, different people come for different lengths of time.
From my experience, most people, but not all, are able to benefit from the sort of psychotherapy I offer, using it to bring about change in their lives. This is not to underestimate the courage it can take to make the initial contact and to talk to a stranger about oneself, which can at times feel both difficult and exposing. My approach is broadly psychodynamic, which until more recently did not have such a good press but there is a growing evidence base that it goes on working and that changes are maintained.
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. If the decision is made to go ahead with regular therapy sessions, these are generally once weekly, although can be more frequent, take place at the same day and time which is mutually agreed and last for 50 minutes.
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 at WPF/FPC. which qualifies me to work more than once weekly for people who may need or want this.
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 so I am used to also working with a limited number of sessions.
I have also received training in MBT (mentalisation based therapy) as developed by Fonagy, Bateman and Target in my work in the NHS.
As a psychotherapist, I think you are continually learning through working and through undertaking a wide range of CPD (continuous professional development) activities which I do.
I am registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and have been registered in the past (and remain eligible for registration) with the United 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
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
My fee is £55 per session.
I retain some (limited) spaces for those who are not able to afford this fee.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
8am-7pm Mons, Tues, Wed.-limited availability, please enquire,Thurs am.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am an experienced supervisor and offer supervision to both individuals and groups.View supervision profile