Madeleine James MBACP Dip Counselling
I am a experienced person-centred counsellor working for the past 10 years. I have worked on a one to one with adults children and young people. I also work with couples and families. I have worked in hospices, children's centres and in private practice. I have experience working on phone lines supporting people who feel life isn't worth living.
Being a person-centred counsellor I believe that each individual has the resources for growth and to become whole when offered a non-judgement, confidential empathic and congruent environment.
Through the counselling process a relationship of trust will develop with client and counsellor and the client can experience through verbalisation an understanding of their issues and self. The counselling process is very powerful and very rewarding.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications are. Level 2 CPCAB certificate in counselling skills. Level3 Certificate in counselling studies. ABC Diploma level4 in theory and practice of counselling.
I have trained with Myton hospice in Leamington with children adults and families for bereavement counselling. Certificate of Proficiency BACP.
I have CPD on a regular basis learning new skills in different areas of counselling.
I have worked with families young mothers at Children's centres.
I have worked in my private practice with adults children and couples.
I cover a wide range of issues. Bereavement, loss and grief, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, facing life changes, abuse, low self-esteem and eating disorders.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 per 55mins
£70 per hour and half
some concessions for students.
I always make sure I take each individuals needs into consideration and sometimes when appropriate I use Psychodynamic and CBT methods. I also use creative methods especially when working with children and young people.
I feel that these methods with person-centred counselling work well together as most clients will explore past, present and then future when they are ready to move forward.
I strongly believe in the counselling process and have experienced many clients finding their way in life.