Michaela Slade MNCS adv.dip. counselling and psychotherapy / EFP Practitioner

Michaela Slade  MNCS adv.dip. counselling and psychotherapy / EFP Practitioner

The Sangha House
First Floor, Mitre House
Tower Street
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 4BH

Crewkerne
Somerset
TA18

07825 787880

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The Sangha House
First Floor, Mitre House
Tower Street
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 4BH

Crewkerne
Somerset
TA18

07825 787880

About me

GREY MATTERS Listening service based in Crewkerne, form the local community Centre and in Taunton, from The Sangha House, a health and wellbeing centre in central Taunton.

I can offer intensive short term therapy, if suitable, using CBT, or long term therapy using a variety of sensitive skills and techniques, including relaxation/mindfulness.

I offer free initial appointments so that we can meet, discuss your difficulties and see how you feel about working with me, I feel it's very important that we are both comfortable.

Life can throw up many difficulties and challenges that can sometimes become overwhelming. I can help you discover new ways to face challenges, manage feelings and embrace life with a renewed understanding.

I offer a supportive and welcoming professional service based on nearly 20 years of experience working with people in a helping role and 7 years as a professional counsellor

I use a confident and empathic approach and demonstrate high ethical values relating to professional conduct, sensitivity, confidentiality and understanding.

I have worked with people of all ages and respect the individuality of each person I work with. It's your journey.

Some of the issues I work with are:

Anxiety
Depression
Panic disorder
Generalised anxiety disorder
Low self esteem
Relationship issues
Self development
Goal setting
Panic attacks
Addictions
ADHD
Behavioural difficulties

I offer a safe space to clients, to encourage you to talk over and share your difficulties, so that together we may formulate a way through that works for you.


I welcome informal telephone discussions before booking.

I also offer Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy, which involves building a gentle therapeutic and reflective relationship with a horse. Walk and talk therapy, which is outdoor therapy, it's non direct and more receptive for more self conscious clients who might find room based therapy difficult. Nature therapy, which means using nature's provisions as therapeutic tools as well as exploring a connection with nature in a therapeutic setting. MIndfulness based relaxation therapy, CBT, Psychodynamic and person centred are the modalities I prefer to use. I have a wide variety of methods and skills available to support you through your journey of self exploration.


Training, qualifications & experience

I am 38 years of age and have experience that has given me a passion for helping and supporting people who may be experiencing difficulties. I have supported older people and young people in a listening capacity for 20 years. I am qualified to advanced Diploma level in Counselling and psychotherapy and am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society, I am also a LEAP qualified Equine Assisted Psychotherapist and a qualified youth worker. I have also done extensive re-wilding and eco-psychology training and am currently studying level 5 counselling with spirituality.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

NCS

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also offer therapy for over 65s at a reduced rate

Fees

The fee is £45 per hour session, for talking therapy. There are concessional places available in certain circumstances.

The Equine therapy is £60 for a hour or £70 for an hour and a half.
For family Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, prices given on consultation due to the varying ways in which we can work.
Concessions are available in certain circumstances.

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy can be used as single sessions or any number of sessions,
***it can also be used to compliment and aid talking therapy.
The individual assessment and how sessions can be used would be agreed during the initial consultation.

Further information

I honour and value people and am gifted in being able to empathise. I am honest and transparent and accept individuals with a nonjudgemental attitude.
I work creatively to adapt to each individual client; recognising potential, goals and aspiration even in the darkest corners of life, to reconnect people with life and themselves.

Maps & Directions

Taunton, TA1 4BH
Crewkerne, TA18

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Various days and times, please contact to check availability.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme