Madeleine Gair, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, MBACP (Accred)
I am an integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor and offer the time and space for those experiencing emotional distress to explore their current difficulties, or longer term issues, in a safe, contained environment and in complete confidence.
I draw on a number of humanistic models (TA, Gestalt, Attachment Theory, CBT) and believe that the therapeutic relationship is at the heart of the work. By experiencing an empathic, non-judgmental and mutually respectful relationship clients can feel seen and heard in a way that can often be missing in their other relationships. As they begin to share their internal process, and hear it reflected back, they can get to know and understand themselves better and this enables them to make any changes they then identify. Having this one to one connection with another is becoming increasingly difficult in the modern way of life but truly has the potential to be a transforming experience, allowing clients to discover, or reclaim, their autonomy and make choices that will lead to greater personal fulfillment.
I use creative methods when people find it hard to put their thoughts or feelings into words but am always guided by the client about how they want to work.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Psychotherapy (UKCP and BACP accredited training, 4 years)
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (UKCP and BACP accredited training, 3 years)
Accredited member UKCP
Accredited member BACP - MBACP (Accred)
Member of Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and Counselling (NGP)
I work within the codes of ethics of both governing bodies and my training organisation, have a CRB check and professional insurance.
I am committed to, and welcome, my Continuing Professional Development and opportunities to pursue my areas of particular interest within the profession.
I work with clients with a range of presenting issues at an NHS GP Group Practice, which is where I now also have my private practice.
I am committed to the well-being of my clients.
My decision to train was a career change that followed a major re-evaluation of my own life. I wanted to pursue my deep interest in talking therapy and my utter conviction in the benefits of a one to one relationship that can provide a corrective emotional experience.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Initial session if for mutual assessment and is free.
£40 for subsequent sessions. All sessions last 50 minutes and the number of sessions is agreed together in advance and can be extended, if required, by mutual agreement.
As a person I am calm, sensitive and reflective. Together with my clients I aim to create a therapeutic relationship based on mutual warmth and respect in which we can explore together the issues they bring. This can lead to changes that may be identified as helpful or, simply, to a greater understanding and acceptance of self.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|