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About me

Possible reasons for Coming to Counselling

At this stage of your life you might feel hopeless and overwhelmed as your situation seems impossible to understand and manage.  Some of your feelings thoughts and behaviour associated with you situation is too difficult to share with anyone and it makes you feel alone or misunderstood.

Our time together will allow you the space and opportunity to open up and share your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a warm, non-judgemental and caring environment. 

My name is Madelene Louw.  I am a trained Counsellor/Psychotherapist with experience in the NHS and private sector.  I am a registered member of BACP. I trained as an Integrative Practitioner.  This approach helps me to choose from a range of psychological models (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person Centred and Psychodynamic) to fashion the best approach for you. Of greatest importance is the relationship that we will develop together. Establishing a trusted alliance will be fundamental to the success of our work together.

I have lived in London for just over 16 years after moving here from South Africa in 2006. I originally trained as an accountant (BA Honours Degree in Accounting). As an accountant I worked in the private, commercial and charity sector for almost 20 years.

However my passion has always been to come alongside anyone that feels excluded, unwanted and just tired of how current or historical situations or relational aspects have tried to remove hope from their lives. The endless opportunity, in the UK and back home, to be exposed to different cultures, religious beliefs, and social environments has fed my desire to further explore the impact that change might have on human development. 

Additionally, I have also trained as a Spiritual Director with experience of supporting clients on their spiritual journey. The spiritual journey that a person is on, is of great interest to me especially where there is possible spiritual and psychological tensions due to trauma, abuse, social, cultural, political and religious tensions. 

The prospect of working together and discovering a way forward that can help you overcome unwanted feelings, thoughts and behaviour excites me. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered Member of British Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)
  • Diploma of Higher Education to Counselling (Level 5)
  • Certificate in Spiritual Direction (London Centre for Spiritual Direction LCSD)
  • Currently Studying towards a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Code of Ethics:  As a registered member of BACP I abide by their Ethical Framework of Good Practice. 

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

£50 for 50 minute session. Reduced rates can be discussed and agreed.

I offer short term therapy (6-12 sessions) and open ended depending on your needs. At our first session we will discuss what could be appropriate for you.

Currently I only work online and can see clients on week days and the latest at 6pm.

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