Michelle Brown Dip. Couns. MBACP
Hello, I’m Michelle and I offer a choice of appointments in either Tunbridge Wells or Tonbridge. Both practices are a short walk from the station.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I hope it gives a flavour of my practice and how I work but please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.
I’m an Integrative Therapist having trained in Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Intercultural approaches but it seems to me that the relationship we build together, one of trust, respect and acceptance, will be much more important than the theoretical model used.
I am a registered member of the BACP which means that as well as adhering to their code of ethics, I have a high level of training, supervised experience and ongoing development. This combined with my very broad life and work experience and a diverse client base puts me in a good position to understand your situation whilst offering a compassionate therapeutic safe space for you to explore your feelings.
It might feel daunting trying to find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable enough to share your feelings but take your time, look around and see who seems to say something that resonates with you.
I believe that collaboratively we will find a way of working that suits you and your needs after all you are a unique human being with your own way of looking at the world.
Perhaps the past seems too painful to look at and you would like to work in the "here and now" or perhaps someone bearing witness to your past and walking alongside you whilst you unravel what that has meant to your present is just what you need to heal. Perhaps short-term counselling might help you to cope with depression or anxiety. Whatever you decide I hope to provide a non-judgemental, empathic and compassionate space for you to explore your feelings.
I've experienced being a counselling client myself, working through my own issues with my own personal therapist and therefore know how rewarding and sometimes challenging counselling can be, but coming out of the other side with a new sense of identity and focus can be incredibly empowering and once that personal insight is switched on it remains with us helping us to question and notice much more, allowing us to carry on growing.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
I am a Registered Member of the BACP
As well as working privately, I work as a volunteer for Mind seeing a diverse range of adult clients with issues such as depression, anxiety, abuse and low self-esteem.
I have worked for a Hospice offering Bereavement Counselling and also for Cruse.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
I offer a 30 minute initial consultation at a reduced fee of £20. This gives us the opportunity to talk about your goals from therapy and for you to decide if you would like for us to work together.
On going sessions are charged at £40 for a 50 minute appointment.
Sessions cancelled with less than 48 hours noticed will be charged in full.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I appreciate that it can be difficult to take time out from work and family commitments and offer a number of evening and early morning appointments. Please contact me for availability.
Types of client