Maddie Nixon, Counsellor, Psychotherapist & EMDR Practitioner, MBACP (Accred)
I am a qualified counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor with a private practice in Bexhill-On-Sea. Problems can arise in our lives at any time, making it difficult for us to cope. I provide a safe, confidential environment, where you will not be judged, in which you can explore the areas of your life you may be having difficulty with and may want to change, such as; relationship issues, problems in the workplace, anxiety, depression, trauma.
I trained as a humanistic integrative counsellor. As a humanistic counsellor I believe that all human beings are striving to grow in a positive direction and want to be the best they can be. However, at times circumstances prevent us from doing this and we need an independent trained person to help us work through life's problems. Although people may experience similar problems, for example; relationship issues, stress, anxiety, abuse, depression, trauma, etc., we will all react in different ways and so there is not one single therapeutic approach that is better than another. As an integrative counsellor I believe counselling is led by the client and I will tailor my approach to the individual needs of the client and treat you as a unique human being.
I use an integrative approach to counselling, drawing on a number of different models to facilitate change, such as Rogers' Person Centred, Transactional Analysis (TA),Gestalt and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I specialise in working with post-traumatic stress disorder, trauma and abuse and I am trained in trauma-focused CBT and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) which are evidence-based treatments recommended by The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, (NICE), for PTSD.
My practice is situated in a peaceful and relaxed environment with free off road parking.
I am a fully registered accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists and work to their code of ethics and the EMDR Association UK & Europe.
Training, qualifications & experience
Therapeutic Practice for Psychological Trauma MSc at Chester University (current).
Critical Incident Debriefing - Individual and Group.
Post Graduate Diploma in Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) Practitioner.
(EMDR is a highly regarded evidence-based treatment. Scientific research has established EMDR as effective for post-traumatic stress disorders and has also been successfully applied in the treatment of pain, phobias, panic and a variety of anxiety disorders including performance anxiety, complicated grief, sexual and/or physical abuse and disturbing memories).
Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
Certificate in Supervision.
Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Brief Therapy.
I am a counsellor at AAAC Counselling Service.
I have been a supervisor for Cruse Bereavement Care and currently supervise psychotherapists/counsellors and other healthcare professionals in my private practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am a trained Critical Incident Debriefer for individual or group debriefing.
I have specialist experience of working with families in crisis and working with young adults in the areas of self harm, abuse, anger and low self esteem.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
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Between £45 - £60 for Individual sessions
(concessions available for student counsellors)
£60 for couples
If you wish to find out more about integrative counselling or trauma focused therapy and to discuss your situation further, please feel free to contact me for an informal chat or for details on the different therapeutic models of counselling visit the BACP's website at http://www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
In my private practice I offer supervision to counsellors, psychotherapists and other health care professionals, such as social workers.View supervision profile