Alan Madin: Person-centred/humanistic Counsellor, Lincoln, LN2
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Alan Madin

Person-centred/humanistic counsellor
Online , Lincoln LN2
Limited availability

About Me

I first trained in pastoral care & listening skills, effectively an introduction to counselling, as a RAF instructor. After a further career in education, I chose to retrain and develop the 'supporting people' skillls I had used during this time.
My counselling has seen me gain experience working within an Hospice setting, working with clients facing life changing and life limiting illnesses,.  I still volunteer in this role but now also have an employed role working with different client groups outside the charity's core role.
I was able to develop my knowledge and understanding of wider counselling and psychotherapy theory and skills during a role as a training manager, designing and presenting courses for student counsellors . During this time I also managed a team providing single session 'walk-in' therapy and mental wellbeing support - this led to my interest in brief therapy.  I was to then study Single Session Therapy with a leading authority in this way of working.  I widened this study by completing Human Givens' Effective Brief Psychotherapy qualification.
I now combine all of these as a Person-centred Counsellor. Although this is my core approach I truly value my training in the more psychotherapeutic way of quickly alleviating the impact of trauma and abuse that my training in using Rewind Therapy, and more recently Flash technique, offers. I have also trained in the different skills that online and telephone counselling require.
My private practice is therefore based on my understanding and skills gained throughout my professional counselling experiences and ongoing professional development, which informs my work with individuals across a range of settings and personal issues. I am experienced in pre and post bereavement and working with both the person facing the life limiting or life changing medical condition and those supporting and caring for them.
I have successfully supported clients experiencing impacts of trauma including PTSD & C-PTSD; this includes survivors of domestic abuse/partner violence, terrorist incidents, accidents and traumatic bereavements. For this I use Rewind Therapy and Flash technique alongside my core person-centred approach in a very effective pluralistic approach.
As an Employee Assistance Program counsellor I am experienced in supporting individuals with issues related to difficulties such as stress, remote working, workplace dynamics and burnout etc.  This includes recovering from the depression and severe anxiety these issues can cause.
Although not generally working face to face at the moment, I am able to offer Walk n Talk therapy in the Lincoln area as lockdown saw me respond to the demand for a more nature-based and open way of working.  I therefore trained in Ecotherapy & Walk and Talk.  We can agree a suitable area within lincoln for this.
You can read more about the therapies I offer on

I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (register no: NCS22-02406). I abide by their Ethical Framework and Codes of Conduct.
I hold malpractice, professional indemnity, public and products liability insurance with Holistic.
I have an enhanced DBS and am registered with the ICO.

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View practice address
First Practice
lincsPCA & Rewind Therapy
38, Stocking Way


I also provide my services online.

Issues often worked with

Cancer/serious illness
Complex PTSD
Emotional abuse
Finding meaning
Interpersonal relationships
Panic attacks
Suicidal thoughts

Therapy offered

By phone
On video

Client groups



Person centred counselling £40 per appointment.

Walk n Talk Therapy - £40 per appointment

Single Session Therapy - £60 including an initial consultation, the counselling appointment and, if requested, a final short follow up 'check-in' call.

Rewind Therapy requires 2 appointments - the therapy and a review session.  The review will include person centreed counselling to help manage the wider impacts of the trauma.  Both sessions will be 1 hour.  Full fee £80 covering both appointments.

A 50% discount is available to:

 serving and ex-Armed Forces personnel &

Student counsellors requiring counselling as part of training.

Training and qualifications

2020  BTEC Level 5 Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

2022 Human Givens Effective Brief Psychotherapy

2022 TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Self Harm & Suicide Awareness

2021 Creative Counsellors Walk & Talk Ecotherapy 

2021 ACTO Level 2 Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling

2020 Uncommon Knowledge Rewind Therapy. (IART Acredited)

Verified professional membership

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

My articles

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