Philippa Madden MUPCA BSc (Hons) PGDip
The Awareness Centre
74-80 Upper Tooting Road
11 Marshalsea Road
Are you feeling sad or finding life difficult right now? Are you struggling in your personal or professional relationships? Are you feeling stuck or finding it increasingly hard to make important life choices? Perhaps you are experiencing symptoms or anxiety or depression? Do you ask yourself "What's the point?".....I offer a safe and confidential space for psychotherapeutic counselling for individuals.
About the Therapy
Every person that comes to see me is unique and so I base my practice on that person's experience and their immediate needs. However it may be for some, that the issues are more rooted in their past and it appears that this affecting them in their current everyday life.
During the first initial session, I may ask a few questions in order to get an understanding of how best we can move forward and work together and whether counselling would be helpful in bringing about positive change. We can decide together how many sessions are needed and I can answer any questions about the counselling process.
My aim is through dialogue, reflection, exploration and certain techniques, to assist and accompany a person to work through and shift from any depressive or anxious thoughts or feelings. To help them to become aware and understand where the roots of these issues might coming from. And to work together through any painful or difficult feelings which may have become a stumbling block for positive change or development.
I also believe that the therapeutic relationship that will build over the sessions, will be at the heart of the work. So it is important to form a collaborative partnership with each person. I will accompany them to become more aware of themselves, to become more able to form and sustain relationships, whilst gaining a sense of autonomy over their own life choices.
I am also a qualified 'Assist' practitioner, which means I help those who have current suicidal thoughts or ideation.
I enjoy and have had extensive experience of working with diversity and therefore; welcome people from all communities, ethnicities, faiths, cultures and sexualities to my practice.
My initial practice is located at The Awareness Centre in Tooting Bec, South West London which is also near to Tooting Broadway and Balham.
I have a second practice at the heart of Southwark in Borough two minutes walk from Borough tube station.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor (BSc hons) and a clinical supervisor (Dip) of both groups and individuals My approach to my practice is Integrative, which means that I have studied and applied many different approaches, such as Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Psychoanalytical, Existential and more recently Counselling for Depression (CfD) which is also an integrative blend of emotionally focussed, Gestalt and person centred theories.
I have worked extensively in the mental health field as a therapist for the past 8 years as well as managing counselling and psychotherapy services for the past 17 years for: 'The Awareness Centre', the charity 'Mind' and 'NHS Psychological Services'.
I am a clinical member of the UPCA and adhere to their code of ethics and good practice
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Individual counselling is £60 for 50 minutes
Individual supervision is £70 for one hour
Group supervision is £35 per head (minimum 2 persons) per hour
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Please contact me for days and times available.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a fully qualified clinical supervisor to diploma level of both groups and individuals. .View supervision profile