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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
- Behaviour Therapy
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Motivational Interviewing
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Transactional Analysis (TA)
- Trauma focused CBT
- Video and telephone consultations
I am a qualified counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor with a private practice in Bexhill-On-Sea. Problems can arise in our lives at any time, making it difficult for us to cope. I provide a safe, confidential environment, where you will not be judged, in which you can explore the areas of your life you may be having difficulty with and may want to change, such as; relationship issues, problems in the workplace, anxiety, depression.
I trained as a humanistic integrative counsellor. As a humanistic counsellor I believe that all human beings are striving to grow in a positive direction and want to be the best they can be. However, at times circumstances prevent us from doing this and we need an independent trained person to help us work through life's problems. Although people may experience similar problems, for example, stress, anxiety, abuse, depression, trauma, etc., we will all react in different ways and so there is not one single counselling approach that is better than another. As an integrative counsellor I believe counselling is led by the client and I will tailor my approach to the individual needs of the client and treat you as a unique human being.
I use an integrative approach to counselling, drawing on a number of different models to facilitate change, such as Rogers' Person Centred, Transactional Analysis (TA),Gestalt and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I specialise in working with trauma and I am trained in trauma-focused CBT and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) which are evidence-based treatments recommended by The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, (NICE).
My practice is situated in a peaceful and relaxed environment with free off road parking.
“I just want to say a big thank you for all the help you gave me to get better and see the light at the end of the tunnel. I wouldn’t be here today without your help and I’m now looking forward to starting my own business and continuing to move forward. Thanks Maddie, I’ll never forget the help you gave me.”
“Thank you for all your help and support. It made such a difference to me to have someone to talk to and to listen to me thoughout this really difficult time.”
“I have found therapy very insightful and feel I have learnt a lot about myself throughout the few months I have been seeing Maddie. I can’t thank Maddie enough for guiding me through this trauma process. It has all been invaluable in helping me return to work, something that at times I doubted would every happen. Thank you. “
“Maddie, I would just like to say a big thank you for helping me. Without your support I do not think I would have been able to be me again.”
“……I moved jobs and I am truly loving it. However, without your help and guidance I would never have achieved this. It wasn’t just my anxieties that you helped me reason through, but also building my confidence to believe in myself. I still have some of my self-doubts, but I can now work through them because of my experience and the things I have done, which I only did because of our sessions.”
“Thank you for everything you have taught me, you really have helped me make great changes in my life.”
“Maddie, thank you for your warmth, support and enabling me to share in a safe and empathic space. My tide is turning, let’s hope I can ride the future waves and go with the flow.”
“Thank you for the time you spent with me. You have helped me along my path to happiness and for that I am very thankful, more than you will probably ever know.”
“Thank- you for all your help, I feel a lot more positive about my future.”
“Talking to Maddie has helped me to move on with my life. I can’t thank her enough.”
“This service is first class. Maddie was understanding, empathic and helped me with the issues I have and helped me to move forward.”
Areas of interest
Post-traumatic stress disorder; trauma; abuse; anxiety; depression; bereavement; couples; stress management; anger; relationship issues; panic disorders.
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
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- Therapeutic Practice for Psychological Trauma MSc - Distinction Chester University 2019
- Postgraduate Diploma in Trauma and PTSD ICS Ltd 2015
- EMDR Parts 1, 2 & 3 and Accredited EMDR Europe Practitioner EMDR Extra 2014
- Humanistic Integrative Counselling Diploma Wealden College of Counselling & Psychotherapy 2011
- Bereavement Counselling Cruse Bereavement Care 2009
Affiliations / memberships
BACP Accredited Member
EMDR Association UK & Europe Accredited Member
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Contact me directly on 07729 705766.
Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: maddie_nixon