Michelle Quick - Registered MBACP Adv Dip Couns
Hello and welcome to my counselling profile. Please feel free to read on and find out a little more about me and how I work with my clients. I am a firm believer that it is the relationship of trust that is paramount in the counselling relationship and that ultimately it is what works best for the client that matters. With this in mind I aim to tailor make the support I offer to suit individual needs. I provide a safe space for you to talk through any issues you might be struggling with and can support you to find healthy coping strategies to help manage emotional concerns.
I have experience of working with clients in a range of settings including: NHS, GP surgeries and the Dartmoor Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I offer integrative counselling, being influenced by theories of counselling such as Person Centred and Gestalt, whilst keeping in mind John Heron's six category intervention. Sometimes it can be difficult to put into words how you feel and on these occasions we could use creative interventions such as Sandplay Therapy and Compassion Focused approaches.I believe working creatively can help individuals develop a deeper self-awareness and can also promote emotional healing. I offer a time-limited and long-term service, based on your individual needs.
I provide a professional and confidential service, subscribing to the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Code of Ethics & Practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art
NVQ4 Information Advice and Guidance (IA&G)
Being committed to my own continued professional development, I attend courses to enhance my skills, most recently I have attended:
Compassion and Resilience
Art and Therapy
Working With Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Working with Eating Disorders
Anxiety Management and Distress Tolerance
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Relationship issues
My general charges are £40 per hour however I do offer some concessionary places for those on low incomes. I am also happy to work with student counsellors who are in training.
Contact me on 07717 593556, this line is private (not personal or home line) and messages can be left 24/7. If you would prefer, you could contact me by text message on the mobile number or use the 'Email Me' link at the top of the page.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available to work in the evenings and on Saturday mornings.
Types of client