Madalina Andreia I Day PGCert BA (Hons) MBACP (Reg)
My work is guided by my training, qualifications and practice in a variety of settings with different client groups. Most encountered difficulties are anxiety and anxiety disorders - and it can safely be said that it is what I am most knowledgeable about in terms of practiced experience.
What to expect at your first session
We will discuss ways forward and type of therapy appropriate for your needs/therapeutic contract.
Can counselling/psychotherapy help?
It is a process/a journey in self discovery and self growth, when starting on such a process both healing and or answers are becoming realities of everyday life. Psychotherapy is a process, a rapport an interaction and an examination of self under guidance, it is not an advisory service and as such questions of how it can help are more appropriate than whether or not it can. It certainly can.
How can counselling/psychotherapy help?
Therapy is an open door, a journey in self discovery, exploration and alleviation of difficulties - such difficulties could be of different nature, temporary - onset by specific events - or persistent, when there are various realisations about something needing to change. Psychotherapy is about potentiality and change, psychotherapy is about learning and self development and your collaboration or rapport formed with your therapist are of essence to any psychotherpeutic encounter. There are various modalities and perspectives around how psychotherapy can help, all dependent on various factors, but ultimately all have same purpose - that of understanding together best ways for things to change for a better emotional and psychological health, physical well-being and living a life with a sense of fulfillment.
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My specialisms are anxiety disorders, generalised anxiety disorder primarily, mood disorders and work-related stress.
Concessions offered for
My preferred modalities are short-term/ long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) but I can work from more than one modality as well as an integrative framework.