Margaret Madden

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UKRCP Reg. Ind. Counsellor/Psychotherapist
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London, N8 9LP
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I am a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist currently working in Watford and Crouch End.

My flexible approach to counselling means I can adapt to the number of sessions available and presenting issues. While working in a short-term-way I utilize a more solution focused counselling model. For more in-depth intrinsic issues I offer more open-ended counselling where possible.  I attune my counselling service to suit my clients.

I have worked with a wide range of issues including clients who have chronic and enduring mental ill health, clients who have experienced domestic violence and currently work with clients who have experienced loss and bereavement, anxiety, panic attacks, depression and low self esteem. I also offer counselling to clients who have experienced pet bereavement and loss.

First session

I start by outlining the perimeters of the counselling service thereby establishing a safe and secure environment to enable clients to tell their stories.
From here I create a contract and strive to ensure structure and firm boundaries which helps my clear way of working with clients.

How counselling can help

My role as a counsellor is not to offer a solution to the clients’ issues but to assist them in seeing themselves more clearly by looking at all aspects of their thinking, both positive and negative  - thought patterns depending on the conditions of worth they were given as children. The observation of verbal and nonverbal communication through active listening enables me to empathise, reflect and summarise observations back to the client this encourages them to see the reality of their way of being.

By responding and clarifying what my clients are telling me I can interpret the underlying meaning of their expression. I feel there are layers to  clients’ stories and each time we explore layers the client may discover a different way of seeing things. As the work continues I will endeavour to assist clients to find new meaning to old attitudes and behaviour with the hope of encouraging new creative and self-nurturing ways of being and empowering and facilitating positive growth. As the work becomes more established, I encourage the client to look at patterns and explore whether these patterns are still of benefit to them in their current lives and if not to assist them to find ways to change these patterns.

Training, qualifications & experience

Senior Accrediated Member of BACP

Diploma in Practitioner Counselling – City lit

Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling- CPPD Counselling School

CFD Counselling For Depression - Nottingham University

Other trainings include, CBT, Couple Counselling and Sex Therapy, Recovery Model Training, Surviving Childhood Abuse. Emotional Intelligence with Cultural Intelligence, Families and Beyond an Introduction to Systemic Thinking at the Tavistock

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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


£60.00 per session

Additional information

Standard fee is £60 per 50-minute hour for individuals

When I work

I work in Crouch End Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with evening availability.

London, N8 9LP

Type of session

In person
Margaret Madden
Margaret Madden