Hi, my name is Madeleine (Maddie) Slack and I welcome you to my profile...
Seeking a suitable counsellor can sometimes feel like a mindfield. I hope the following information enables you to make an informed decision about contacting me for further information if you would like to. If I can begin by sharing with you my qualifications and then a little of how I practice. I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor, holding a Masters Degree in Counselling as well as being an Accredited Member of the BACP, and have many years of experience. I offer a safe, confidential, professional service to all individuals. I believe my practice is personal, relevant and appropriate to meet the needs of all individuals, taking into account everyones uniqueness and therefore tailored to suit respectively. The way I practice is governed by the ethical framework of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) to ensure safe, ethical practice.
I aim to assure you of a warm, genuine, non-judgemental relationship to enable you the opportunity and space to explore and reflect upon whatever may be troubling you in relation to both past and present or upcoming issues. This will give you the potential to gain a clearer perspective, self-awareness and understanding of whatever is concerning you and begin to make any positive change you would like to see in your life.
I have been practicing as a counsellor for over fourteen years, working with a diverse range of issues, as listed below. Sessions will take place in the summer house in my garden, inviting a warm, comfortable, yet open and safe space for individuals to explore their problems with a sense of trust and assurance. Experience has allowed me to build and develop my practice to reflect the important needs and values imperative to assure individuals a safe, secure, trusting place to be.
Understanding how our history has shaped the way we think, feel and behave can be the first steps to change.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold an MA in Counselling Practice at the University of Nottingham along with a diploma in therapeutic counselling. I am also an accredited member of the BACP.
I have trained and worked as a counsellor in many settings, including the NHS, occupational therapy, alcohol advice, bereavement and several years working with individuals who have been raped and/or sexually abused. This has meant I have worked with a diverse range of issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, bereavement and major life adjustments, such as loss, divorce and seperation, relationship issues, workplace issues, infertility and miscarriage, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence, termination, abortion, miscarriage, alcohol issues and self-harm.
My personal and professional development is an ongoing vocation with workshops, training and personal development groups being a continuing process.
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
Concessions offered for
£50 per session
(Concessions available for students or individuals receiving benefits)
1st session - Free half hour consultation
I am available for daytime and evening appointments, Monday to Friday.
I am only approx 2 miles from Jct 29a off the M1 and 6 miles from the centre of Chesterfield. I am situated in a quiet area with plenty of free parking. The counselling setting has been described as very warm, calm and comfortable.