Madeleine Morrissey - SAP, FPC, BPC, BA Hons Psychology, Cert. Ed.,
I am a highly qualified psychotherapist, with over 20 years experience working in both private practice and the NHS. I also have significant experience supervising and tutoring qualified and trainee psychotherapists. For additional information on my experience see: www.chiswicktherapy.com
My private practice is based in Chiswick, West London. I also work as a Principal Adult Psychotherapist for the NHS, currently based in Homerton University Hospital.
I have experience offering therapy, counselling and analysis to individuals with a great range of issues, with some of the most common listed below:
- Sexuality and bodies
- Work issues
Additional information on the services I offer can be found on my website: www.chiswicktherapy.com
My approach is centred on the psychodynamic model, which posits that our earliest relationships and circumstances exert a great influence on our present ways of behaving, thinking and feeling, and that we are largely unaware of this. Research findings, including from related fields such as neuroscience and attachment theory, increasingly appear to support this.
Becoming aware of one’s own personal and typical patterns as they emerge in the relationship with the therapist leads to an increase in self knowledge and understanding, and the gaining of important emotional as well as intellectual insight. This can enable a person to feel more in control of their life and more able to make positive changes.
Additional information on my approach can be found at my website: www.chiswicktherapy.com
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 20 years experience working in both private practice and the NHS with individuals across a range of issues. I also have significant experience supervising and tutoring qualified and trainee psychotherapists.
I completed my initial professional training as a psychodynamic counsellor in 1997, at WPF Therapy, one of the most highly respected and widely recognised training bodies in the UK.
I then undertook further intensive analytic training as a member of the Society of Analytical Psychology (SAP), a leading training institute in Jungian analysis and psychotherapy.
During my career I have also undertaken additional training in time-limited and solution focused therapy, as well as Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT) through my work in the NHS.
I am a full member of:
- The Society of Analytical Psychology (SAP)
- The Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy section of the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC)
- The Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the NHS (APP)
I am currently or formerly registered (and remain eligible for re-registration) with:
- The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
- The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
- The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
- CIC/Confidential Care, an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) provider
In addition, I have an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Certificate in Education.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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- Initial consultation: £75 per session
- On-going therapy: £50 - £60 per session (see below)
The initial consultation is designed to provide the time and space to consider the reasons for seeking therapy and to get a sense of whether this way of working is likely to be helpful to you.
If the decision is made to continue, arrangements for ongoing therapy can then be made. This takes place once weekly (or more frequently) at a mutually agreed time and day.
Should you decide not to continue, I can discuss and recommend what sort of help may be more suitable for you.
All sessions last 50 minutes.
Fees may be negotiable depending on personal circumstances.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Thursday: Please enquire for specific availability.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am an experienced supervisor and offer supervision to both individuals and groups.