Dr Madeleine Vieira
Dr. Madeleine Vieira - Clinical Child Psychologist
(PhD, MA, PgDip, Cert.Clin.Sup, HCPC, BPS, PTUK)
Dr. Madeleine Vieira is a Clinical Child Psychologist with a special interest in childhood anxiety disorders and infant mental health based in South Kensington, London. She works in private practice offering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behavioural Play Therapy, Play and Creative Arts Therapy, and Diagnostic Assessments to children.
In addition, Dr. Madeleine Vieira offers Clinical Supervision to Play and Creative Arts Therapy trainees and professionals.
Training, qualifications & experience
Dr. Madeleine Vieira has completed a range of studies to post-doctorate level and is continually expanding her academic and professional development and expertise. She has attended universities in both the US and the UK, among them are the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Oxford.
In addition to being a registered Clinical Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), she is a qualified Test/Assessment User registered on the Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU) of the British Psychological Society (BPS) .
Dr. Madeleine Vieira is also an accredited Play and Creative Arts Therapist and accredited Certified Senior Clinical Supervisor in Play and Creative Arts Therapy registered with Play Therapy United Kingdom (PTUK) accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
In addition, Dr. Madeleine Vieira is Cool Kids accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) which involves treating childhood anxiety through a specifically designed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) program.
She works in accordance with HCPC, BPS and PTUK's ethical framework, conduct of practice and clinical governance procedures.
Dr. Madeleine Vieira has an Enhanced CRB Certificate and is also covered by professional indemnity insurance. She is also registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) for data protection.
She regularly attends support group meetings, training courses and annual conferences to further her professional development.
Dr. Madeleine Vieira previously worked as a Play and Creative Arts Therapist at a school in Chelsea and as a Behavioural Therapist with children diagnosed with Autism and various developmental disabilities during which she had to analyse children's behaviour and implement behavioural strategies using Applied Behaviour Analysis - Discrete Trial Therapy and Play Therapy as a behavioural modification intervention.
She also has experience serving as a Clinical Play Facilitator in a Children’s Program for which she had to undergo intense training in Los Angeles.
Every individual child client Dr. Madeleine Vieira meets represents a new and fresh subjective reality or perspective on the world. Every client carries a narrative comprised of pain, love, loss, passion and life experience. To unravel and facilitate the unpacking of this narrative is the challenge and privilege of the Child Psychologist.
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
The British Psychological Society - Register of Qualifications in Test Use (BPS RQTU)
The BPS Division of Clinical Psychology - Faculty for Children, Young People and their Families (BPS DCP CYPF)
The BPS Division of Educational & Child Psychology (BPS DECP)
Association of Child Psychologists in Private Practice (AChiPPP)
Play Therapy United Kingdom (PTUK) accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA)
Association for Play Therapy (APT)
Association for Infant Mental Health (AIMH UK)
World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH)
ZERO TO THREE
American Psychological Association (APA)
California Psychological Association (CPA)
Cool Kids accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Play Therapy UK
Play Therapy UK is the largest organisation governing therapeutic play and play therapy in the United Kingdom. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Dr. Madeleine Vieira is specialised in Anxiety Disorders and has also extensively worked with the following:
Psychological Disorders - Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, ADD, Autism Spectrum Disorder
Third Culture Kids' Issues - Grief, Family Change, Cultural Adaptation, Transitions, Friendships
Academic Achievement - Learning Difficulties - Behavioural Difficulties - Illness - Social Isolation
Dr. Madeleine Vieira is registered with several private health insurance companies such as Aviva, AXA PPP, Cigna, Cigna Global, Allianz Worldwide Care, and VitalityHealth who can offer reimbursement on session fees.
Mondays to Fridays
Dr. Madeleine Vieira is available for media enquiries.