Madalina Andreia I. Day MBACP
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. My therapeutic approach allows for an exploration of your personal experiences while conveying an understanding that is emotionally meaningful to you. I provide short-term and long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) tailored to your needs.
What to expect at your first session
Our first meeting is going to offer us both a chance to learn about your problems and my way of working. We will discuss ways forward and whether my services and the type of therapies I practice are appropriate for your needs.
Can counselling/psychotherapy help?
It is a process where you are offered a safe space to talk and explore your difficulties in a confidential manner with your therapist’s attentive and emphatic stance working towards you attaining an understanding of and resolution to your difficulties.
How can counselling/psychotherapy help?
Therapy can help in readjusting expectations of self, others and the world to realistic and specific hopes - without being self-critical and envisaging a better rather than a lesser.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons) Combined Psychology
- Post Graduate Certificate Gender Studies
- FD Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Continued Professional Training:
- Post Graduate Diploma/ MA in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice
- Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Credentials from various Psychotherapy Counselling services from Private and Public Services:
Counselling Service in Tower Hamlets, Charity, London: Madalina has been involved with our organisation in restructuring our counselling services and providing counselling /psychotherapeutic services to our client group. Madalina was involved with our project to make our Counselling Service evidence-based and to collect outcome data from our service. In doing so she discussed with us a number of possible models that we could adopt (including CORE, the Warwick-Edinburgh Wellbeing Scale, PHQ9 and GAD7 screening questionnaires). Madalina presented a number of models of how this might work and through this we were able to identify how to incorporate an outcomes model that would fit best with the rest of our service. Madalina was instrumental in writing the counselling service procedure that dealt with all aspects of legislation, including data protection, confidentiality, links to our main mental health recovery and wellbeing services and relevant practice. Such collaboration allowed smooth implementation of this outcomes model. Madalina clearly displayed the ability to work collaboratively and provide evidence based solution to clinical work. This in turn helped us to implement a system with an outline of our service delivery method, expanding our services and reach out to our community. Madalina's work involved working with the main mental health support team of a small charity and interfacing with statutory services (psychiatrists, GPs, etc) showing an ability to hold multiple perspectives in light of this.
Clinical Supervisor Colleague Staff Counselling Service for the CUH NHS Trust Health Services: Madalina works with integrity and considers her clients best interest in the heart of her work and she demonstrates such skills in her initial contracting session with her clients through her ethics and practice. Madalina remains respectful and appreciates the value of human experience and culture, respecting the client's right to self-governing. Madalina works well with her colleagues being attentive and respectful.
CUH Staff Counselling Service NHS Trust Health Services 2015 - Present: Madalina has reached a high standard of communication with services and colleagues and she regularly corresponds with managers and clients improving not only her practice but also of those involved in our services.
Clinical Supervisor Colleague: I have seen Madalina growing in her awareness of the risks associated to specific client group, showing that she is capable of sensitive awareness and assessments of risks involved when working with vulnerable adults. Madalina is approaching her work with compassion, insight, patience and understanding and she has shown consistently that her own views and personal opinions can be put on one side in order to listen more deeply and attempt to engage and support. In one particular case Madalina showed an excellent awareness of how she and her client had very different cultural values and how important it was for her to enter the client's cultural world in order to work more effectively with their dilemma.
Age UK Counselling Service: Madalina has shown her understanding of and competent application of key relationship skills of active listening, warmth, empathy trust and rapport building in all her work with clients being involved with our service since December 2015; Madalina is an active member of the professional community and already practicing in two other organisations; Madalina keeps professional boundaries in an appropriate manner not only with clients, but also with colleagues and other members of staff at Age UK.
Madalina successfully completed four separate trainings as part of her commitment to her volunteering with us: A project of Couple Therapy in partnership with Tavistock Clinic, Organisational Change, Psychotherapy of Bereavement/Loss and Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults.
During the volunteer's week Madalina has been awarded The Big Celebration "Thank you" Certificate presented to her by Gary Jones, Chief Executive officer attesting to her commitment and dedication to our service that recognises volunteers bringing a wide range of skills, experience and knowledge to our organisation.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|