My Approach

I’m Madeline (MA, PGDip, MBACP) and I am a person-centred experiential psychotherapist, integrating existential principles into my practice. I work with adults (18+), both individually and in groups across Liverpool and further afield remotely. 

I aim to offer a 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. 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.  I also work with the body’s felt sense and creative expression, for example, therapeutic writing, drawing, mindfulness, and working with objects. 

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.

Services

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Phone consultations

A free, no-obligation phone consultation.

Face-to-face therapy

Face-to-face personal therapy for adults (18+).

Remote Therapy

Online or telephone therapy for adults (18+).

Group Facilitation

Personal development groups & group therapy.

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. With lived experience of neurodivergence, 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 your ability to access therapy.

I work as a lecturer on a counselling and psychotherapy MA programme and have carried out academic research on the experiences of neurodivergent people in the therapeutic context.  I love research and it informs the way I practice therapy. Also, I work part-time at The Brain Charity, providing specialist psychotherapy to neurodivergent people, those with neurological conditions, and carers.

Like many therapists, my path into this work was not linear. With a background in education, visual arts and sound, I have practised as an artist and run arts organisations. This experience gives me insight into the pressures of working in the Arts and academia.

I also have experience of working with issues such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Self-esteem
  • Chronic illness
  • Sexuality
  • Personal development 
  • Gender
  • Identity issues
  • Cultural issues
  • Minority stress
  • Non-monogamy &  polyamory
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Family issues
  • Relationships, including friendships
  • Bullying
  • Childhood abuse
  • Sexual assault
  • Greif, bereavement & loss 
  • Change & life transitions
  • Managing personal boundaries 
  • Resilience challenges
  • Academic stress 
  • Work-life balance
  • Finding meaning & purpose

Special areas of interest:

  • Exploring a diagnosis of Autism, ADHD, dyspraxia or dyslexia
  • Gender, sexuality and relationship diverse issues 
  • Life as a carer
  • Coping after an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
  • Working in the Arts & academia 
  • Life transitions 

About person-centred experiential therapy

As a person-centred experiential therapist (PCET), my work with clients is collaborative, relational and non-directive.  In PCET, we believe in your capacity to know what is best for you, and therapy supports you to find your own answers. PCET views all thoughts, feelings and behaviour as valid responses in the context of your previous and current experience. We might explore your issues and focus on the underlying feelings they provoke. This could involve experiencing emotions, including some you may not have experienced before. You will be given the time and space needed to make sense of the process.  

“I believe that a different therapy must be constructed for each person, because each has a unique story.” 

– Irvin Yalom

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