Michelle Collin MBACP (Accred)

Michelle Collin MBACP (Accred)

St Jude's
1 Pier Avenue
Herne Bay
Kent
CT6 8PQ

01227 375694 / 07967740222

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St Jude's
1 Pier Avenue
Herne Bay
Kent
CT6 8PQ

01227 375694 / 07967740222

About me

0ver 20 years counselling experience. Ongoing BACP accreditation since 2006. Just one minute from Herne Bay railway station. Offering short and long term counselling, plus, A NEW, 2 HOUR LONG, SINGLE SESSION (SOLUTION FOCUSED) THERAPY which is proving extremely helpful for people with a sudden crisis or change in life. or those wishing to manage a relationship issue or behavioural problem.
A warm, friendly and highly experienced, NHS & Private Counsellor. Mature, yet with a youthful outlook. Completely non judgmental, empathic, truthful and down to earth, with a well developed sense of humour!  
Confidentiality guaranteed.
Please feel free to ask to view for wheelchair access.
Available week days and early evenings.
Trainee Counsellors welcomed for own personal therapy /  Supervision.
British Psychological Society's Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors.

Testimonials
Can't thank you enough. I am coming off my antidepressants and this is the best I've felt in years. - Mrs B.B.
Helped me to understand family situations and to be more assertive - Miss M. J.
I have now accepted what has happened and have started to move on. - Mrs L.A.
My attitude has changed and I am much happier as a result. - Mr A.B.
We are now listening to each other more and becoming more tolerant. - Mr & Mrs W.
My anger issues are so much better. People don't seem afraid of me now! - Mr O.B.
I didn't want to burden friends, but I was desperate to get some clarity. I feel so much calmer now. - Mr J.F.

Training, qualifications & experience

MBACP (Accred)
RAPPS (Counselling Supervisor)
UKRC Independent Counsellor
Adv. Dipl in Therapeutic Counselling.

Numerous courses in  Relationship Problems / Attachment  Issues / Anger Management / Time Limited Therapy / Cognitive Behaviour Therapy / Stress management / Depression & Anxiety /  Sexual Abuse / Panic Attacks / Building Self Esteem etc.

30 years of working in the NHS with
10 years experience as a hospital Counsellor (mostly bereavement and loss issues) and 12 years as an In House General Counsellor at a local GP surgery. 8 years Private Practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

HIGHLY EXPERIENCED IN THE FOLLOWING ISSUES ESPECIALLY:

RELATIONSHIP & COUPLE COUNSELLING
ANGER MANAGEMENT
BEREAVEMENT
LOW SELF ESTEEM
ANXIETY & PANIC ATTACKS
DEPRESSION
CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE

STUDENT COUNSELLORS' THERAPY  AND COUNSELLING SUPERVISION.

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  • Counselling Room

Fees

Couple counselling only £30 per hour.

Individual Short / Long term Counselling £30 per hour.

Full time Students / Retired / Unemployed only £25.

Special Single Session (Solution Focused) Therapy (2 hours) £50

Plus Student Counsellors warmly welcomed for their 40 hours of own therapy at £25 per session.

Counselling Supervision (British Psychological Society's Register of applied Psychology Practice Supervisors) £30 per session.

Further information

Counselling can be a tremendous help if you have problems. You can benefit from talking through and exploring your thoughts and feelings in a safe and peaceful environment. Most people experience emotional difficulties at some point in their lives, however, certain difficulties cannot easily be resolved and seeing a suitably qualified therapist can be very useful during these periods.
Therapy provides time for deep self reflection. It also provides an opportunity to discover complex and largely unknown ways in which past experiences are unhelpfully influencing the present. Often therapy can give you the coping strategies you need.
Following the initial assessment, the standard procedure is to meet at the same time every week for an agreed number of sessions. Short term counselling usually lasts between 6 -12 sessions, but sometimes just one or two sessions can do the trick! You can also opt for extended sessions; if you feel longer term therapy would be more appropriate. The Single Session Therapy I'm offering is proving very popular. It helps with people experiencing everyday emotional problems and gives prompt and focused crisis management. However, this approach can also be most beneficial with people seeking help and advice with dealing with others, either at work or on a personal level.
Picking up the phone to make that first appointment takes a lot of courage, but please rest assured that I will be very aware of how upset you may be feeling, and will do my best to put you at your ease.

Maps & Directions

Herne Bay, CT6 8PQ

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Week days and early evenings

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme
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