About Me

I am an experienced person-centred counsellor working for the past 10 years in private practise, I work with adults on a one to one basis couples, young people and children.

I also have experience working in children centres with parents of young children.

I also work in hospices with children and families where I offer bereavement counselling.

I have worked for an organisation offering telephone support for people finding it difficult to face living.

I cover a wide range of issues, some of which are:

  • Bereavement

  • Loss/Grief

  • Low Self Esteem

  • Depression

  • Relationship Issues

  • Anxiety

  • Facing Life Changes

  • Abuse

  • Eating Disorders

Madeleine James MBACP Dip Counselling


I am a person-centered counsellor believing that all individuals possess the inner resources for growth and change when offered an environment which is non-judgemental, confidential, empathic, accepting and congruent. Trust can then be built between client and counsellor.

Through the counselling process exploration and understanding is experienced and a person can grow and become whole.

I also incorporate psychodynamic and CBT theories depending on each individual’s needs. I also use creative methods when appropriate especially when working with children and young people.

I am now incorporating Mindfulness in my counselling where appropriate.