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About me

I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor & Trauma Therapist. I offer a confidential space to explore both challenging life experiences and difficult thoughts and feelings in a non judgmental and empathic way.

I believe that every person that comes to see me is unique, so I generally base my practice on each person's own experience and their immediate needs. However it may be for some, that their issues are more rooted in the past, thus affecting them in everyday life.

So are you finding life difficult right now? Or perhaps you are struggling in personal or professional relationships?

Are you are finding it hard to get to sleep, or stay asleep? Spending long periods of time constantly worrying about things? Or feeling stressed and finding it increasingly hard to make important life choices?

Have you experienced a traumatic event and are feeling as if this is still affecting you weeks ahead?   Or have you experienced childhood trauma or even repeated trauma throughout your life, and believe this may be at the root of some of the issues?

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. To assess whether a counselling approach, or more trauma focussed interventions, would be helpful in bringing about positive change.

We can decide together how many sessions are needed or work open ended. And I can answer any questions about the counselling process.

My aim is through dialogue, reflection, exploration and certain interventions and techniques, to assist and accompany a person to work through, and shift from any depressive, sad, stuck or anxious thoughts or feelings.

To help a person to become aware of themselves, and understand where the roots of these issues might be coming from. Really mindfully working 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 other, which helps builds a good base for becoming more able to form and sustain relationships; whilst also gaining a sense of autonomy over one’s 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, Clinical Supervisor of both groups and individuals. And also a qualified Trauma Therapist.
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 also a qualified Trauma Therapist at advance post graduate diploma level and can work with individuals who are either diagnosed (or non diagnosed) with PTSD or Complex PTSD using the Tri-Phasic Model for trauma.

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 13 years as well as managing counselling and psychotherapy services for the past 16 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 a Counselling Team Lead and Trauma Therapist based in at a London Prison.

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

Member organisations


Universities Psychotherapy & Counselling Association

Universities Psychotherapy & Counselling Association


£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information


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


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

My practice days and times are:

Tuesdays 6pm - 8pm

Thursdays 7pm - 9pm

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

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

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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Online platforms



In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a fully qualified clinical supervisor to diploma level of both groups and individuals.

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Philippa Madden

Philippa Madden