Michael Stickley FdA Counselling MBACP

Michael Stickley FdA Counselling MBACP

Meadow Farm Drive

07583 861433

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Meadow Farm Drive

07583 861433

About me

As a qualified and experienced counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) I am working towards my BACP accreditation. My Foundation degree is person centred based, which promotes the core conditions of congruence, empathy and unconditional acceptance of the client, and, along with the use of other therapeutic models such as Solution focused, Cognitive behavioural, Transactional Analysis and Gestalt therapies are used to establish the necessary therapeutic relationship required to enable clients to explore their own emotions and issues.

I believe that all people are individuals and unique and as such I treat them with dignity and respect with sessions personalised to reflect their individual needs.

I am committed to the principles of the BACP Ethical framework by working in an ethical, confidential and non-judgemental manner encompassing client’s cultural, sexual and religious diversities. I have worked with male and female clients in short and long term counselling.

I have always been a people person and interested in their personal perception of the world around them and the impact this has on their daily lives, and, having worked in industry as a manager several years ago, I have some appreciation of the stresses and strains that working conditions can have on an individual’s mental health.

Training, qualifications & experience

MBACP registration                                                                (2014)

Foundation degree in counselling (Edgehill University)          (2013)

ABC level 3 in counselling skills                                             (2010)

In order to provide clients with the required and expected level of service, I attend training courses to enhance my professional development.

Training courses and workshops completed:

Equality and diversity                                                           

Mental capacity awareness                                                 


Professional boundaries                                                      

Towards recovery and wellbeing                                         

Concepts of REBT                                                              

Philosophy and counselling                                                 

Spiritually in counselling                                                       

Safe care                                                                             

Childhood sexual abuse                                                       

Bipolar disorder                                                                    

Impact of trauma                                                                 

Working with self-harm in counselling and psychotherapy 

Safe practice                                                                       

Basics of gestalt therapy                                                     

Creative therapies                                                               


Working with shame in counselling                                     

Introduction to CBT                                                              

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder -–
Clinical  features  and cases                                                                                    

Working with anger and passivity in counselling                 

Counselling suicidal clients                                                    

Neuroscience and counselling                                             

Counselling experience

I worked at Telford MIND as a counsellor for 3 years until April 2015 and have experience of clients presenting with issues including depression, anxiety, work related stress, anger management, phobias, low self-esteem, relationship issues, bereavement, Asperger’s with associated depression/anxiety issues and olfactory reference syndrome (ORS). I also have a private practice.

Safety checks

I am fully up to date with an enhanced DBS certificate as required for me to work with vulnerable people, reference number 001515384701.

I also have full professional liability insurance.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

anger management, phobias,
Asperger’s with associated depression/anxiety issues,
olfactory reference syndrome (ORS)

Therapies offered



Short term, block and open ended therapy sessions are available.

Evenings 5pm to 7pm and 10am to 7pm Wednesdays only with limited availability at weekends


Monday to Friday

Individual therapy

£45 per session
£40 per session student discount


£55 per session
£50 per session student discount

Couples therapy

£65per session


£70 per session

Further information

I work out of offices based at a local community centre

Maps & Directions

Shrewsbury, SY1

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None
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