Michelle Spendlove - Higher Ground Counselling
07510328016 / 07510328016
My name is Michelle (Dip.Couns) and I'm a qualified Counsellor and a member of the BACP. I have a comfortable, homely rooms in in Huddersfield & Mirfield which I work from.
I work in a Humanistic, Person Centred way; which means that I am not here to advise you; but rather to support you in finding your own solutions to your problems. At Higher Ground Counselling, I'm here to help share the burden. My role is to listen to you in a non judgemental way, in a safe, completely confidential space. I'm here to walk with you on your journey, to help you reach the higher ground that you hope for; and enter a brighter tomorrow. I aim to promote self esteem, independence and self awareness through various counselling techniques tailored to your individual needs. You will always be treated with unconditional respect, acceptance and genuine care.
Sometimes life feels like an uphill struggle; and no matter how you try to climb, something comes along to drag you down. We bottle things up inside; but they mount up; and can leave us feeling lost. If you're feeling alone with your problems, confused or anxious about something in your life; and want to regain control; then counselling may be part of the solution. Sometimes being able to offload your thoughts onto someone who you can trust can be a freeing experience and help you to see things more clearly. At the core of Person Centred counselling is the belief that the only person who knows what is best for you is you. By staying true to yourself and talking in depth about your issues, at your own pace; you can gain the confidence to move forward in a positive way. It's about taking control of your life; whilst having someone there to help support you through the changes.
I work with a range of issues (listed below) If one of these problems is something you feel you would like support with, I offer a completely confidential counselling service, in a relaxing and homely environment. Confidentially means just that - being able to talk about anything you like without the fear of it going further.
Training, qualifications & experience
I currently hold a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, a Level 3 certificate in Counselling skills; and a Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts.
I am currently studying towards a Diploma in counselling children and adolescents.
I hold a current first aid certificate and an Awareness of child abuse and neglect certificate, as well as having DBS clearance.
I work with both male and female clients on a one to one basis, from age 14 upwards, including the elderly. I am experienced in working with teenagers, from my previous work at a local college; and my current work with a children's charity. I also have experience of working with those with Asperger Syndrome.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
First session £20
The first session at is a 30-40 minute introductory session and will entail getting know each other briefly, going through a small amount of paperwork; and having a chat about how the counselling process works and may benefit you.
Further individial sessions £35
Each session takes place in my comfortable and homely counselling room just out of Huddersfield town centre and lasts for fifty minutes. Six to ten sessions is the most common choice for most of my clients; but more sessions can be arranged for more long term counselling, if we both feel that this would benefit you.
Mobile Counselling £40
In some cases I can provide a mobile counselling service for those who are housebound / elderly. The areas I cover are counselling in Liversedge, Huddersfield, Dewsbury, Cleckheaton, Mirfield, Wyke; and nearby surrounding areas. The £5 fee increase is to cover my transport costs.
Concessionary Trainee rates
I offer a reduced rate for Students who are training to be counsellors; and who have to have a number of counselling hours as part of their course requirements. Proof of your course will be required.
Each Trainee session £25
CANCELLATIONS WITHOUT AT LEAST 24 HOURS PRIOR NOTICE WILL BE CHARGED AT THE RATE OF ONE SESSION.
PAYMENTS: I AM ABLE TO ACCEPT CASH PAYMENTS, PAYPAL AND BANK TRANSFER. I AM ALSO ABLE TO ACCEPT PAYMENTS FOR BLOCK BOOKINGS OF SIX OR MORE SESSIONS, WITH A 10% DISCOUNT.
Mondays: 10:00am til 5:00pm
Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - 6:00PM til 8:30PM
My room in Huddersfield is located approximately two miles to the west of the town centre and on the main bus route. There is a car park at the front of the building.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays: 10:00AM - 8:30PM PM Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|