Philippa Madden MUPCA BSc (Hons) PGDip
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? 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: Body & Mind Centre, 162 Acre Lane SW2 5UL
I also offer online or telephone counselling at different times throughout the week.
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 studying a diploma level in Trauma Therapy which can help bring relief from symptoms to with those diagnosed with PTSD or Complex PTSD.
I have worked extensively in the mental health field as a therapist for the past 10 years as well as managing counselling and psychotherapy services for the past 14 years for: The Awareness Centre' Mind, NHS and Care UK'. Currently I am the Clinical Team Leader for a team of counsellors in a London Prison.
I am a clinical member of the UPCA and adhere to their code of ethics and good practice
Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual counselling is £70 for 50 minutes
Individual supervision is £70 for 50 minutes
Concessions offered for
I offer 2 spaces at £50 for trainee counsellors and NHS workers.