Paula Maddison (Reg. BACP)
OTS-Oxford Therapy Centre
First Floor, 142-144 Oxford Road
I am a qualified Psychotherapist who is registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). We can work together on any issue you wish to discuss and many people find it helpful to talk to someone who is not a friend or a member of their family.
It may be that you are experiencing anxiety or depression or have issues with work or relationships and together we will work out how you see yourself and your place in your family, or the world in general and how this impacts on your well-being. As a therapist, I am interested in us discovering the unique way in which you experience yourself in the world and how you interact with others.
I have a particular interest in how we experience ourselves as gendered beings, who operate in a society that predominantly supports only binary gender identities of male/female. Many people now want to explore the idea of themselves as having a non-binary or trans identity and I am happy to support that exploration with you.
In addition, I have recently carried out research into how women experience their identity shifting as they transition through menopause and how this process affects their sense of self and again am happy to support your exploration of what menopause means for you.
It can be daunting to consider counselling or therapy and confusing to know which therapist to choose for the best. There are many different kinds of approaches and all the recent research has confirmed that the most important element in getting a good outcome from therapy is the interaction or connection between you and your therapist. It's all about who will work best for you.
Please have a look around my website and if you think I might be the right person for you to work with then make a booking for an initial session, where we can find out.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist (qualified Summer 2015), having trained at the Minster Centre in London . I have been working with clients for more than four years and I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by their code of ethics for professional conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bipolar disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
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My fee is £45 for a 50 minute session. Sessions are weekly, and usually on the same day and at the same time each week, although if this does not work for you then we can discuss other patterns of meeting.
Whatever it is that is worrying you, exploring your feelings and thoughts in a confidential place, with someone who is there to support you can be very helpful. Do consider getting in touch so that we talk about how we might work together to help you make the changes in your life that are right for you.
As an Integrative Counsellor I have experience of a range of counselling styles and approaches and therefore we can work out a style of counselling that is right for you. I don’t do “One approach fits all”. It is very much about you, as an individual.
So, what is Integrative Counselling?
Integrative Counselling is less of a technique and more of a philosophy or approach. The English Oxford Dictionary defines Integrative as being: “Combining two or more things to form an effective unit or system.” Integrative Counsellors, therefore, have a holistic view of the person, seeing them as comprised of many parts that form their system. So my interest, as a counsellor, is in all the different aspects of your ‘self’: your feelings, thoughts, physical body and that indefinable part of ourselves we refer to as soul or spirit. I am also interested in how all those different aspects of your 'self' interact with the other people in your life, both past and present.
Integrative Counselling could, therefore, be described as an exploration, a journey, around your ‘self’.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday mornings Thursday evenings
Types of client