Michelle Atterbury MBACP (Accred), FDAP

Michelle Atterbury MBACP (Accred), FDAP

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45 Central Street


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45 Central Street


About me

Counselling & Psychotherapy, Addiction counselling, Online counselling, Auricular  Acupuncture.

My practice is based in EC1 close to Islington,City, Farringdon, Holborn and Hackney. Free 50mins consultations by telephone/online. I can support you with any of the following concerns:

  • Depression,
  • Loss
  • Bereavement
  • Low self esteem
  • Confidence
  • Stress
  • Anger
  • Anxiety,
  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Addiction
  • OCD
  • Work related issues
  • Identity Cultural issues,
  • Transcultural
  • Personality Disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Manic Depression
  • Cross cultural relationship
  • Relationship issues
  • Separation/Divorce
  • Affairs and betrayal

I work integrative with 4 models, Person-Centred, Psychotherapy, Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy. I  also offer  Addiction counselling, Transcultural counselling and Auricualr acupuncture therapy. Working this way allows me to me work holistically and use skills, techniques and interventions that are best suited to meet your needs as a client.

Are you worried about your drinking? Are concerned about your use of drugs?

Alcohol and drugs like cocaine and cannabis for example, can sometimes appear to be a harmless way to relax, socialise and cope with unwanted thoughts and feelings. Unfortunatley, using in this way can sometimes turn into a problem especially if physical and psychological dependency develops and you find yourself using alcohol or drugs to cope. 

I can help you with:

  • Support to control drinking,
    Drug support,
    Support to become abstinent,
    Maintaining abstinence,
    Counselling to familly, partners and friends

I offer Telephone and Online counselling as another therapeutic service.

Online counselling is done over the internet by either writing emails or VOIP (Online Live counselling) through Skype. The online service can appeal to those who are seeking flexible therapeutic support to fit in and around work and home commitments.

Some clients have found online counselling supportive because it offers:

Low cost,
No need to visit or meet with counsellor at their premises,
Altenative way to traditional counselling if you have difficulty talking to someone,
Support without a contract,
Flexible support and guidance,
Living abroad or on vacation.

Auricular Acupuncture

Interested in using an alternative method to help your emotional or physical symtoms?

I was trained at the Yuan Traditional Medcine College and I'm qualified to practice 5 point(Yuan) and 7 point (Jing). This involves me inserting up to 5 small needles in each ear to minimise psychological and physical symptoms like;

anxiety, stress, depression, calming the mind, centring, insomnia, reducing blood pressure, harmonisng the liver and much more...

You can choose to have auricular acupuncture combined with counselling or as a therapy on it's own.

I work with adolescence and adults and I can offer day/evening and Saturday sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have 10 years experience as a practicing counsellor/psychotherapist and 4 years in online counselling. I also have over 11 years extensive work experience in the Alcohol and Drug misuse and the Mental  Health Sector .


Person Centred counselling Diploma
Psychotherapy Diploma
Advanced Counselling skills Diploma
Alcohol and Drug Counselling Diploma
CBT Training Certificate
NVQ Health and Social Care Level 3
Counselling Supervision Diploma
Ear Acupuncture 5 point (Yuan) and 7point (Jing) certificate

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Accredited register membership


50mins Initial assessment £45.00 or free if conducted on telephone or online

50mins counselling session from £65.00

Concession fees available.

Please check website for prices

Further information


Auricular Acupuncture
Student Supervision

please check website for more details.

Maps & Directions

London, N1
London, EC1V 8AB

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Mon-Fri Day and evening slots from 10:00am to 9pm and Sat 11:00am -2:00pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

Level 6 Diploma in Counselling Supervision (CPCAB).  I have 9 years work as a therapist and supervisor and over 10 years extensive experience working within the addictions and the mental health sector.  I can  work with  students or counsellors working from Person-Centred, Psychotherapy, Behavioural and Transcultural models.

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