Michelle Manzi Adv. Dip. Reg. MBACP
I am a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor meaning I offer a completely flexible approach, tailoring to each individual's needs when exploring what is happening for you.
You may bring whatever you feel is hindering your happiness and together we can create a safe space to explore issues that you would like to look at. Whether you are feeling stuck in cyclical patterns you hope to change, struggling to live with ongoing confused or painful feelings, learning to manage anxiety or just need someone to listen and share in a journey of change, I will work with you to achieve your aims and facilitate a route towards a more fulfilled and productive way of life.
Some of my special interests include struggles with:
Sense of self:
I come from a background of promoting inclusion through the arts, creating and facilitating environments where all people's skills are recognised and valued. I have a special interest in enabling people to recognise their unique qualities, helping to identify their wishes and needs by exploring their individual history and learning how society or family values and experiences may have prevented the opportunity to be, or even know your true self, perhaps leading to choices that have caused less happiness than they hoped for, facilitating change and the confidence to live a more authentic and congruent life.
Attachment and early childhood experience:
I also know how important it is to explore the way people's primary attachments and relationships in early childhood have affected self-image and present day responses. A developing awareness of the powerful influences of these initial relationships and experiences can be the beginning of empowerment and the scope to make new and different choices.
Another area of interest is in the field of infertility, understanding and supporting the feelings of despair and hopelessness that come from trying to achieve a pregnancy. Whether you are at the beginning of your journey, or needing to face decisions that mean more risks and unknowns, or reaching a place where you need to move on to something different, I offer a compassionate, empathic space in order to support you through a journey that can feel extremely isolating and difficult to face.
I believe in the deep complexities of our sexual natures and realise that for some this may bring up questions, confusion or issues which I am very happy to explore with you with sensitivity and openness, fully embracing and supporting whatever route this journey may take.
I respect and facilitate the autonomy of the client and encourage you to lead the pace and depth of your own journey to enable freedom and change. I will support and encourage you through this process to take the steps towards helping you live a more fulfilled and productive way of life.
I believe that the relationship between counsellor and client is key to a successful process and the way we engage with each other is the key to a successful outcome. I offer warmth, respect, empathy, commitment and confidentiality whilst creating a journey of healing and renewed vision.
I am a registered member of the BACP and work within their ethical framework, believing strongly in providing a confidential, trusting and respectful relationship with my clients, striving to make a difference and enable change through an empathic and committed professional relationship.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling.
- Diploma in Humanistic Intergrative Counselling.
- Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling.
- Registered member of the BACP
Further skills training in:
- Time Limited Counselling
- Psychiatry, Psychopathology and Psychodynamics
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Working with Children and Young people
- British sign language level 1, level 2
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Please feel free to make an initial phone call or if you prefer, you can contact through my website or by email to have a chat about whether Counselling feels right for you.
Fees are £50 per session with some limited concession spaces available.
To get started with counselling, or just seeing if it is the right thing for you, either email or call me and we can set up an initial session to discuss what you would like to get out of counselling and how the process might work. You can then decide whether you would like to set up a second session and continue to work together to explore anything that is relevant to you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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My practice runs from Barnet EN4 on Mondays and Hornsey N8 Tuesday to Sunday. I am flexible and have potential availability in the daytime, afternoons, evenings, weekdays or weekends.
Types of client