Maddie Nixon, Counsellor, Psychotherapist & EMDR Practitioner, MBACP (Accred)

Maddie Nixon, Counsellor, Psychotherapist & EMDR Practitioner, MBACP (Accred)

East Sussex

07729 705766

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East Sussex

07729 705766

About me

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

Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Brief Therapy.

Bereavement Counsellor

I am a counsellor at AAAC Counselling Service.

I am a qualified supervisor and can offer 1:1 or group supervision to qualified or training counsellors/psychotherapists and other healthcare professionals. I have previous experience of running supervision groups and 1:1 supervision for East Sussex County Council and Cruse Bereavement Care.

If you are interested in participating in a group for your supervision, please contact me for more details.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

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.

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  • Therapy Room


Between £45 - £60 for Individual sessions
(concessions available for student counsellors)

£60 for couples

£45 supervision

Further information

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

Maps & Directions

Bexhill-on-Sea, TN39

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am a qualified supervisor and can offer 1:1 or group supervision to qualified or training counsellors/psychotherapists and other healthcare professionals.

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