Chris Madden MBACP. Reg.

Chris Madden MBACP. Reg.

Evolve Counselling & Therapy Centre
31 Park Square West
West Yorkshire

07505 125661

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About me

Hello, my name is Chris Madden and I am a Leeds City Centre based Counsellor/ Psychotherapist.

I will offer you a safe and non-judgemental space to explore a present difficulty. We will at your pace, in a collaborative way, helping you to explore or identify the things that might not be working for you and together we will navigate a new way of being – giving you more choices.

You might want to know what kind of therapist I am. There are many words that I could use to let you know; relational, existential, person centred, but these might not be that useful or describe how I work! It's probably best to say that no amount of words will ever describe each of us and everyone has different needs, so my way of working is flexible and geared towards meeting you as an individual and supporting you towards the changes you would like to make.

I appreciate how difficult it can be to take the first steps towards seeking help or meeting a new therapist and, equally, how important it is to feel comfortable with the person you choose as your therapist; so an initial session is a really good opportunity to meet, talk, ask questions and decide if you think we can work together. There is no obligation to book any further sessions if it doesn't feel right for you. I am happy to answer any questions about therapy/counselling/psychotherapy and you are very welcome to call or email.

I work with people from all walks of life and many of my clients come from the creative industries. Before becoming a counsellor, I spent 20 years working in the music industry, so I understand the pitfalls, stresses and anxieties of life in a fast paced and sometimes chaotic working environment.

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and follow a strict code of conduct and ethics. I am a member of Help Musicians UK Health and Welfare Advisory Board and a Trustee for MAP (Music and Art Productions), a Leeds based charity offering creative programmes for young people at risk of exclusion from mainstream education.

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Graduate Diploma (Distinction) - Counselling & Psychotherapy from Leeds Beckett University

Post Graduate Certificate - Counselling & Interpersonal Skills from Leeds Metropolitan University

Significant experience in Higher Education/University Counselling Services and currently Student Welfare Officer at Backstage Academy- leading Live Events university.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


£50 per session

Maps & Directions

Leeds, LS1 2PW

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: No


Current Private Practice days; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme