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Philippa Madden MUPCA BSc (Hons) PGDip

About me

Are you feeling sad or finding life difficult right now? Are you struggling in your personal or professional relationships? Are you unable to sleep, are feeling stuck or finding it increasingly hard to make important life choices?

About the Therapy


I believe that 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 a person 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 changes 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 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: Body & Mind Centre, 162 Acre Lane SW2 5UL

I also offer online or telephone counselling on Monday and Wednesday evenings..

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 Counselling for Depression (CfD). I am currently completing an advanced diploma in Trauma Therapy which can help bring relief from symptoms to with those diagnosed with PTSD or Complex PTSD. I am also working towards becoming an EFT Practitioner (Emotional Freedom Therapy) and can now offer this intervention as part of treatment. I also completed an 'Assist' course, which means I can help those who have current suicidal thoughts or ideation.

I have worked extensively in the mental health field as a therapist for the past 12 years as well as managing counselling and psychotherapy services for the past 15 years including; Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham, Richmond Borough Mind, East London Foundation Trust (NHS), The Awareness Centre (TAC) Care UK, and Practice Plus Group. Currently I am the Clinical Team Leader for counsellors based in a London Prison.


I am a clinical member of the UPCA and adhere to their code of ethics and good practice

Member organisations

UPCA

Universities Psychotherapy & Counselling Association

Universities Psychotherapy & Counselling Association

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic

Fees

Fees:

Individual counselling is £70 for 50 minutes
Individual supervision is £70 for 50 minutes

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

I offer 2 spaces for face to face sessions at £50 for trainee counsellors and NHS workers.

Body And Mind Centre
162 Acre Lane
London
SW2 5UL

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

My practice days and times are:

Tuesdays 5pm - 8pm

Thursdays 6pm - 9pm

I also offer telephone or Zoom online sessions on Monday and Wednesday evenings

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Supervision

I am a fully qualified clinical supervisor to diploma level of both groups and individuals. I studied at The Grove in London and qualified in 2013.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Philippa Madden MUPCA BSc (Hons) PGDip

Philippa Madden MUPCA BSc (Hons) PGDip