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About me and my therapy practice
Welcome To Spiritwell.
My name is Maddy and I am a fully qualified, therapeutic counsellor, offering both short and long term counselling to adults.
I also offer personal therapy to student counsellors, wishing to have this as part of their training.
I am based in Kirkby in Ashfield and offer reasonably priced appointments, either face to face, over the phone or via video chat.
I understand how important it is to find the right therapist, so I always offer an optional, free, 30 minute telephone introduction.
This is where we can discuss the counselling process, how I may be able to help and look at any questions that you may have, with no obligation to book any further appointments.
Alongside my private practice, I am also employed 2 days a week as a counsellor, mental health worker and social prescriber, for a charity which has a contract with the NHS.
As part of this role I work from GP practices seeing and supporting their patients presenting with mental health conditions.
So I work my private practice around my employment.
In my private practice, I work in an integrative, person centred and solution focussed way with my clients.
Meaning that the process is client led and focused on your needs and aspirations, supporting you to enhance your mental health and emotional wellbeing.
I would also say that I work in a very holistic way with my clients too and I am passionate about helping and supporting people.
I am also passionate about the counselling profession and about ensuring that people who feel they need help and support can receive it.
Which is why I try to keep my fees as reasonable and as fair as possible.
I understand life can take over sometimes, robbing us of time, space and energy and through this we tend to lose ourselves and neglect ourselves and our needs.
Counselling can help to create some time and space for you, a space for you to relax and have an outlet for your emotions.
It can help you to rebalance, realign and to rediscover yourself.
I aim to create a space where you can feel supported, feel calmer and can begin to understand yourself, your thought processes and your behaviours more fully.
I feel I work with my clients in a very relational way, bringing myself and my knowledge into the session, helping us to form a deep and collaborative therapeutic relationship.
The client is at the heart of my therapy and the therapy is client led, this allows clients to focus on, talk through and explore how they are feeling in that moment.
My role within this, is to support my clients in doing this and to gently challenge and explore with them where they are at and how they are feeling.
I consider myself to be a guest in your world, sharing your experiences of your world and helping you to make sense of them.
I am experienced in working with my clients to establish which tools and techniques and practices work best for them.
I work with clients who are experiencing many different issues, some of which include, anxiety, depression and low mood, confidence, self-esteem and relational issues, stress, self-harm, intrusive thoughts, self-criticism and identity issues.
I would also say that I work in a holistic and somewhat spiritual way with my clients too and I am experienced in incorporating mindfulness and meditation tools and techniques into my practice, where appropriate with clients.
On a personal note, I am a believer in energy, the law of attraction and I am reiki trained.
However, I appreciate that these areas won't interest everyone though!
As a therapist, I am very flexible with how I work with my clients, I believe the sessions are your sessions and it's your time and we can tailor the therapy to suit you and your preferences.
I always work with my clients in ways that they feel comfortable with and offer my clients a friendly, authentic, supportive and compassionate space from which we can work together to overcome obstacles, trauma, challenges and fears and shape your life how you would like it to be.
My first session
I am aware of how expensive having therapy can be and wish to help as many people as possible.
I am also aware of the unfortunate position some people may find themselves in following the pandemic and now the cost of living crisis.
So for these reasons, I try to keep my fees as reasonable and as low as possible.
I always offer an optional, 30 minute, Telephone Introduction, which is free.
I then offer an Assessment Session;
1 hour and 30 minutes - £40
The Assessment Session is 30 minutes longer than usual, at no extra charge.
This is to ensure there is time for us to cover everything we need to.
To include fully assessing your needs and issues, discussing the counselling process in more detail, covering my client agreement, looking at any questions and making sure you are completely happy with everything.
All my clients are given an Assessment Session.
But it is up to people whether they would prefer to have an optional telephone introduction first or not?
I hope this information has been helpful to you and if you feel it resonates with you and sounds like what you are looking for, then I would love to hear from you, so please do get in touch.
For more information please feel free to visit my website:
What I can help with
Anger management, Anxiety, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Personal development, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Person centred, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainees
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy