Mikki Turner Registered MBACP
Mindful that considering counselling is such a daunting process, I aspire to provide a comfortable setting and presence in which problems can be explored and hopefully, lessened.
I am a Person-Centered Integrative Therapist driven by my interest in the diverse human experience of ‘life’. Valuable experience gained during my role as a Samaritan and a Bereavement Support Volunteer before becoming a therapist, serve me well to congruently facilitate the exploration of one’s own experiencing.
I aspire to offer a safe, confidential, accepting space in which individuals can explore their problems, hopes and fears. I believe the ‘self’, a concept so frequently hidden beneath the concept of ‘other’, when brought into awareness, can improve well being and introduce a renewed outlook on life.
Daily living can feel extremely challenging on one’s mental and physical health, the impact of stress and distress can result in unspoken, unresolved issues, leading to an overwhelming sense of feeling unheard.
Often, we or others notice undesirable behaviors within ourselves. Behind every behavior that a person shows lies a story, a story so far that can however be re-written from here on. I can help you to understand 'what the behavior is saying'. Is it a need for something to happen, something to end, or an expression of frustration?
We are all so very different and expectations to articulate thoughts verbally might feel challenging for some clients. I therefore offer the availability of integrating creative interventions to help unlock otherwise suppressed emotions.
I am bound by the 'Ethical Framework' of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy:
Proof of Registration with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy can be viewed here:
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Awareness in Bereavement Care
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Enhanced DBS Holder
- Integrating Art & Storytelling into Therapy
- Child Protection Training
- BACP - Working with Children & Young People
- Understanding Autism and PDA
- National Autistic Society - Understanding Autism, Autism & Communication, Autism & Sensory Experience, Autism - Stress & Anxiety, Autism - Supporting Families,
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- 50 minute session fee £40.00
- Reduced rate negotiable for students
- Telephone consultation fee of £40 payable by BACS transfer in advance of session
I also work as a counsellor with an organisation for adults with Aspergers (ASD Level 1) and have personal experience of Aspergers. I feel this enhances my understanding of issues presented by individuals on the Autism Spectrum and awareness of helpful strategies to support the Autistic way of being in this world.
Autism is becoming increasingly recognised as a 'different way of perceiving the world', contradictory to historical ideas and beliefs. Please view this wonderfully powerful article published in the Autism Network International newsletter, Our Voice, Volume 1, Number 3, 1993. Primarily written to inform parents, but I feel, signifies the pressure of expectations and shared systems experienced by many individuals on the Autism Spectrum http://www.autreat.com/dont_mourn.html
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please contact me to discuss requirements. Days/times negotiable.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|