Philippa Madden

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BSc Hons. Trauma Adv Dip. Clinical Supervisor Adv Dip. MUPCA
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Clapham Common, London, SW4
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About me

I provide a number of interventions including, Integrative Counselling, & Psychotherapy, Relationship and Couples Therapy,  Trauma Therapy, Emotional Freedom Therapy and Clinical Supervision. Offering a safe and non-judgmental space for support, with issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, feeling stuck, low self esteem, unresolved traumas, childhood abuse, work related stress and personal relationships. As well as providing essential support in clinical supervision for students and qualified therapists.

My qualifications are based on an integrative approach in Counselling and Psychotherapy, The Tri-Phasic Approach in Trauma Therapy, Emotional Freedom Therapy (EFT), Relationship and Couples Therapy and Clinical Supervision for both groups and individuals.

I offer to create a safe and confidential space to explore both challenging and difficult thoughts and feelings in a non judgemental and empathic way.

I am a registered member of the BACP and a clinical member of the UPCA and adhere to their ethical frameworks in good practice.

I believe that every person that comes to see me is unique, so I generally base my practice on each person's needs, whether that is based on negative relationship or life experiences, significant and unresolved traumas, or childhood traumas which are still affecting a person's here and now.

However, it could be that there are issues more associated with one's present life experiences, such as difficulties or stress at work, conflicts in family relationships, overcoming relationship breakdowns, or other meaningful losses.  Perhaps you have noticed that you are having difficulties building and sustaining relationships with others. Have little or low self worth, or that you have highs and lows with your emotions. 

Whatever the issues are, I have a great deal of experience and skills to help a person to understand and work through these in a collaborative way.

Why Choose Counselling Support?

Some of the questions you may be asking yourself may be difficult to answer. Such as; Why am I finding my life so difficult? Why am I struggling in my personal or professional relationships? Why do I find it hard to sleep? Why am I spending too much time worrying about things? Why am I always feeling stressed and finding it increasingly hard to make important life choices?

Perhaps you have experienced a traumatic event and are feeling as if this is still affecting you months or years ahead? Or have you experienced any form of childhood abuse or neglect, or have you endured repeated traumatic events throughout your life and find it hard to speak to others about this? Perhaps you have had a significant loss or bereavement and are finding it hard to come to terms with this? Or that you have very little confidence and this effects your everyday life.

Therapy may be helpful in working through these issues and overcoming them.

What to Expect in the First Session

I will ask a few questions in order to get a better understanding of you and your life experiences. This is important to establish how best we can move forward and work together. However, there is no rush to speak of certain things that may be difficult for you. This can be done only when you feel safe enough or comfortable to share.

We can assess whether a psycho-therapeutic approach, or more trauma focused interventions, would be more helpful in reducing any symptoms and bringing about positive changes.

I am also happy to answer any questions that you may have about the counselling process. We can decide and agree together how many sessions are needed, or choose to work more open ended.

There is no commitment to therapy, until this first session has happened and both parties are in agreement to continue working together.

The Sessions

My approach is establishing a therapeutic alliance, through deeper listening, open dialogue, reflection and exploration. Creating a safe enough space for me to hear your story and for you to voice your concerns, whilst using certain interventions and techniques, which help assist and accompany a person to work through and process any difficult or traumatic memories, depressive and. anxious thoughts and feelings. And also to help shift any feelings of 'stuckness', or difficulties in making important life choices or decisions.

My aim in the process, is really to help a person build a greater self awareness, and to help understand where the roots of certain issues might be coming from. Mindfully working together through any issues which may have become a stumbling block for any positive changes or self development. Therefore, enabling a better sense of knowing oneself, building self-confidence, improving the ability to make decisions, and the acceptance to overcome, and not just to survive, but to thrive!

With the ever rising 'Cost of Living', I am able to offer reduced rates to students, and NHS workers of £60, and I also offer fortnightly sessions to help lower the monthly outgoings.

Where I am based

I have a spacious, bright and comfortable room in the Clapham area, that can accommodate individuals, couples and small groups of up to 6 persons. The room is very near to various forms of public transport.

Clapham Common

  • Location: Old Town Clapham Common SW4
  • Nearest Tube: Clapham Common - 3 minute walk. 
  • Nearest Overground Station: Clapham High Street - 15 minute walk
  • Buses: 137, 417, 35, 37, 155, 50, 88, 249

I can offer online sessions via Zoom

My UPCA Membership number is: 1571

My BACP Registration number is 405411

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling - BSc (Hons)  Degree (2012).  
  • Clinical Supervision of both Groups and Individuals - Advanced Diploma level 7  (2014).
  • Trauma Therapy - Advanced Diploma level 7 (2020).
  • Relationship & Couples Therapy. CORST approved Level 5 certificate (2023)

My approach to my practice is Integrative, which means that I have studied and applied many different approaches, such as; Person Centred, Psycho-dynamic, Psychoanalytical, Existential, Internal Family Systems, (IFS)  Transactional Analysis (TA) Emotional Freedom Therapy (EFS) and Counselling for Depression (CfD). 

As a qualified Trauma Therapist, I am able to work with the symptoms of Historic Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Complex PTSD, by using Herman’s Triphasic Model for Trauma.

I offer Emotional Freedom Therapy (EFT) as part of treatment for symptoms of anxiety and trauma. EFT is a gentle but effective tool, particularly for helping to reduce anxiety, and felt symptoms of psychological trauma that have become embodied in the nervous system.

I have recently completed a CORST approved level 5 Relationship and Couples Therapy certificate and offer relationship & couples counselling.

I have worked extensively in the mental health field as a therapist for over 14 years as well as managing counselling and psychotherapy services for the past 17 years, including such organisations as; Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham. Richmond Borough Mind.  East London Foundation Trust (NHS).  The Awareness Centre (TAC), Practice Plus Group (PPG) And more recently, was the Counselling Lead & Trauma Therapist for an all male prison in London, for Barnet, Enfield & Harringay Mental Health NHS Trust within Healthcare for Justice. And the Senior Clinical Supervisor to NHS Clinical Supervisors & Course Supervisors at The Awareness Centre Ltd.

My current working role is:

Course Supervisor to counselling diploma students at The Awareness Centre Training School.

I receive regular clinical supervision for my clinical work, and continue in my professional development yearly.

I am a clinical member of the UPCA & a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their code of ethics and good practice and working towards BACP accreditation.

Member organisations

Universities Psychotherapy & Counselling Association (UPCA)

Universities Psychotherapy & Counselling Association


£75.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • Individual counselling In person - £75  - 50 minutes
  • Individual counselling online - £70  - 50 minutes
  • Concession fee for students and NHS workers £60 (limited spaces)
  • I offer both weekly and fortnightly sessions for individual therapy 
  • Couples Therapy - £100 -   1 hour  (weekly) 
  • Couples Therapy £140 - 90 minutes (fortnightly or weekly)
  • Individual Clinical Supervision - 1 hour  - £75 / 1.5 hours  - £105
  • (student supervision £60 - 1 hour / £90 1.5 hours online or in person)
  • Individual Clinical Supervision 1.5 hours - £100 (online) 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

My private practice days and times are:

  • Mondays:  5.30pm - 8.30pm
  • Tuesdays: 6pm - 9pm
  • Wednesdays: 6pm - 9pm
  • Thursday (online):  from 1pm -3pm 
  • Couples in person:  Saturdays from 12pm - 2pm

Further information

I offer 2 spaces at a reduced fee of £60 for trainee counsellors, students and NHS workers.

Clapham Common, London, SW4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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The practice room is on the second floor and there is no lift. So unfortunately not suitable for wheelchair use or any difficulties in climbing stairs.

Online platforms

Microsoft Teams


In person

I am a fully qualified Integrative Clinical Supervisor of both groups and individuals.

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Philippa Madden
Philippa Madden