A warm welcome to everyone
At Counselling Madrid we know that living and working abroad brings many challenges while support networks take time to develop. That´s why our therapists help you deal with a wide variety of issues.

The most common issues are:
Anxiety,Avoidance & Procrastination,Bereavement,Chronic Worrying, Depression, Gender Identity Concerns, Grief & Loss, Guilt, Infidelity, Low Self-Esteem, Relationship Conflictsand Work Related Stress.
About Counselling Madrid

Counselling Madrid was founded in 2008 by Joseph Maussen. Before arriving to Madrid, Joseph had been living and working in England, South Africa, Brazil, Germany and The Netherlands.

After finishing his Counselling studies in The Hague, The Netherlands, it became clear to Joseph that expats, spouses and students benefit from counselling services in their native language while working with qualified counsellors who understand their culture. This is the main reason why Counselling Madrid only provides services to the international community.

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Expats, Spouses, Students & Foreign Professionals

Many books  have been written about expat life. About a hundred different titles can be found at Amazon.com alone. They all seem to agree that living in a culture that is not your own while speaking a language that is not your native language means extra challenges on top of your agenda. At Counselling Madrid you will find the professional and friendly counselors and therapists you are looking for.

Editors´ choice of the month - November 2017

Clueless: Why is Anxiety Up for Teens and Young Adults?

Teens and young adults are showing sharp increases in anxiety and depression. Jean Twenge, author of iGen, has drawn a great deal of attention to these trends. Here, I describe her argument and then build on it to suggest that social cuelessness may be contributing to the problems.

TED Talks - Happiness, The riddle of experience vs. memory | Daniel Kahneman
Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our "experiencing selves" and our "remembering selves" perceive happiness differently. This new insight has profound implications for economics, public policy -- and our own self-awareness.

Stop Saying "You Are Beautiful
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I believe the message is well intended. I understand that it’s a reaction to a culture that makes people (especially women) feel so ugly, so often. But as a psychologist and body image researcher, I also believe the ubiquitous “you are beautiful” message is misguided at best and harmful at worst.

Understanding Depression
Depression is a serious, but common, illness: One in 10 adults report experiencing depression, and the condition is the most common cause of disability in the United States.

Counselling for Alcohol Problems
In the short term alcohol is very effective in numbing the pain of distress and depression but over the longer term it has a negative impact on our physical and mental health, relationships, work and general ability to fulfil our potential and lead a happy and fulfilling life.

Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships
"I highly recommend this book to those wanting to improve their marriage or any other form of long-term emotionally committed relationship." Joseph Maussen.

The Counselling Channel
The Counselling Channel produces videos about self-help, counselling, psychotherapy and a range of other talking therapies. This channel is sponsored by CPCAB, the only UK awarding body run by counsellors for counsellors.

Our Team Members

Joseph Maussen
Joseph Maussen
Advanced Diploma Therapeutic Counseling - UK accreditation: CPCAB.

Joseph´s expertise covers Person Centered and CBT Counseling. He also helps couples improving their ability to speak from the heart about what really matters.
Born: The Netherlands.
Expat Experience: UK, South Africa, Germany, Spain.
Languages: English, Dutch, Spanish, German.


Ver�nica Cocheteux del Castillo
Verónica Cocheteux del Castillo
B.A and M.A in Psychology.

Verónica´s expertise includes short, long and group therapy for Adults.
Verónica specializes in anxiety, trauma history, cultural adaptation and life crisis.
Expat Experience: Boston, USA.
Languages: Bilingual English & Spanish.

Amy Temple
Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy . PGDip/MA Intergrative Psychotherapy
UK Accredited with the UKCP.

Amy specializes in long and short term therapy covering family/relationship support, Autism and Special Needs. She also trained in ACT and ABA therapy.
Born: UK.
Expat experience: Spain.
Languages: English.


Julie Prince
Julie Prince
Msc , Col M18071. UKCP and EAP registered Psychotherapist.

Julie´s expertise covers short & long term therapy for individuals and couples. She is also active as a group therapist and provides courses to stop smoking.
Born: England.
Expat Experience: Spain.
Languages: English & Spanish.


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