Chris Madden MBACP. Reg.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Career counselling
- Drug abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Work-related stress
£50 per session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Current Private Practice days; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|