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Madeline Hall - MA & PgDip Therapeutic Counselling & Psychotherapy (Level 7)
MBACP (Reg) - Person Centred, Experiential. Trauma Informed, Expressive Arts, Humanist. 
Therapy for Individuals & Groups.

Madeline Hall - Therapist

My Approach 
I am a fully qualified person-centred experiential therapist working with adults over the age of 18. I aim to offer judgement free space where you can both be yourself and explore change in ways that feel safe to you. You are the expert on your life, and my role is to help you make sense of the things you feel, the stories you carry, or the obstacles you may face.
 
While I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the fundamental ingredient to healing and change, I consider my most useful skill set as a therapist to be my ability to explore your experience with genuine acceptance, no matter what you bring to therapy. I hold respect, empathy, and authenticity at the centre of my work and aim to provide an opportunity for you to be truly seen and heard.  
 
Cultural sensitivity is central to my approach; I am always working towards making my practice as anti-oppressive, anti-racist, and anti-ableist as I can. I am LGBTQIA+ friendly and as a trauma-informed and neuro-affirmative practitioner, I adapt therapy to your issues and needs, and together we will seek to gain new understanding and insights.

My Experience 
Over the last 15 years, I have specialised in working with neurodivergent people and those with neurological conditions in a broad range of settings, such as higher education, the Arts and the field of counselling and psychotherapy. My professional work and personal experience have helped me recognise that every person is unique and deserves a personalised approach. I will always try to accommodate any sensory needs that may impact on your ability to access therapy.
My work with Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diverse (GSRD) clients, as well as my extensive experience of Neurodiversity, places me in a unique position to provide you with a safe and affirming space to explore, process and understand your experience without judgement.
I also have experience of working with issues such as:  
 
o Depression
o Anxiety 
o Trauma 
o Self-esteem 
o Chronic illness 
o Sexuality
o Gender 
o Identity 
o Minority stress 
o Bullying 
o Childhood Abuse
o Sexual Assault 
o Change and life transitions
o Greif, bereavement and loss
o Exam stress and academic pressure
o Work-life balance
o Resilience challenges
o Family issues
o Relationships, inc. friendships, non-monogamy and polyamory 
o Finding meaning and purpose

How Therapy Can Help
Life is challenging and we live in uncertain times, but there’s always the potential for joy, growth, and healing, however big or small. Regardless of who we are, our environment and life events can affect our capacity to cope. We might feel lost, anxious or depressed. We might feel like we make the same mistakes over and over. Change, loss or pain can be so overwhelming that we feel trapped and stuck. 
 
Maybe you have received a late diagnosis of autism, dyspraxia or ADHD and want to explore what this means for you? Or therapy might be about finding a space to explore your way of being without feeling judged.
 
Therapy can provide a shining light; compassionate exploration in a neutral space can lead to greater understanding and a sense of meaning. Over time, we might see how our actions could be rooted strategies that once served to protect us, but now might not be so helpful. Insights like this can promote our self-worth, quiet the inner-critic and help us move forward with a sense of freedom and direction that feels right. 
 
I see myself as a companion on your journey, and I hope to create a space where you feel less alone in whatever you are facing, and safe enough to be the real you. 

Booking a Session
I offer a free, no obligation, 20-minute consultation. This will give you an opportunity to talk about what you want out of therapy and to ask any questions about the therapeutic process or my experience. 
I am available for consultation calls on Mondays and Fridays: 10am to 4pm. To arrange a consultation phone call, please fill in the contact form below.
For face-to-face work and online or telephone work, I am available on Thursdays.  
If you are an organisation interested in delivery of group therapy, please use the contact form below to make an enquiry. 
 
Fees
Phone consultations are free of charge. 
​If we decide to work together, 50-minute appointments are £60.00.  
For those struggling financially, I also have a limited number of concessionary spaces; these are managed on a case-by-case basis. 
 
My Background 
I currently work as a lecturer on a MA counselling and psychotherapy programme, and have carried out novel academic research on the experiences of neurodivergent people in the therapeutic context. I love research and it informs the way I practice therapy. I also work at The Brain Charity, providing specialist neuropsychotherapy to neurodivergent people, those with neurological conditions and carers on an individual and group basis. 
 
Like many therapists my path into this work was not linear. With a background in visual arts and sound, I have practiced as an artist and ran a cultural research centre interested in positive social change through the development and well-being of individuals and communities. This experience gives me insight into the pressures of working in both the Arts, project management, and academia.
 
I view healing and creative practices as intimately connected. Both generate new possibilities for expression and personal growth. Sometimes words aren’t enough, and all this helps me work creatively with clients in the therapy space. 
 
What ties my experience and practice together is the belief that given the right conditionsand relationships, human beings are innately directed towards healing and growth. 
 
Qualifications, Professional Membership and CPD
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP); membership number: 00971705.
 
My main qualifications include:

o MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy with Distinction 

o Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice

o Level 3 QCS Certificate in Counselling Skills

o Level 2 in Counselling Concepts 

o BA in Fine Art 

o NVQ Level 2 in Learning Support
 
Selected examples of CPD: 
o Trauma-informed Therapy for Autistic People, Dialogica
o Trauma, Dissociation and the Person-Centred Approach with Jan Hawkins 
o The Intersectionality of Grief: Bereavement Conference 2023
o Confronting the Role of White Comfort in Therapy, Radical Therapist Network 
o Living & Working with Neurodivergence: Mental Health & Wellbeing Conference 2023
o GIRES: Transgender Awareness Training

To arrange a counselling appointment with Madeline Hall please fill in the contact form below.

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