Michelle Baker

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London SW17 & Ramsgate CT12
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About me

I hold individual membership with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

My counselling/psychotherapy model is integrative. I am a counselling lecturer, teaching counselling in an adult college in London. I hold membership with the Institute for Learning. I currently work as a psychotherapist in private practice receiving some referrals from the NHS, insurance companies and EAPs. My history includes working in a structured addiction treatment programme in a prison context where my work included 1-1 therapy, group therapy and facilitating workshops.  I run well-being retreats and workshops for groups.  Meditation/mindfulness, guided visualisation and EMDR feature in my way of working.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA Hons in Integrative Counselling. (Greenwich University)(L6)
  • Dip. Addiction Counselling (L4)
  • Dip. Integrative Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (L4)
  • Cert.HE Clinical and Cognitive Behavioural Hypnosis (L6)
  • MSc Clinical Hypnotherapy. University of West London (L7)
  • Dip.NLP
  • Cert. HE Psychology
  • PGCE (Teacher Training Course) (Canterbury Christchurch University) (L6)
  • British Sign Language (BSL)

I have experience and training in working as a therapist within a number of agency settings specialising in working with smoking cessation; phobias; anxiety disorders; sexual abuse; bereavement and victims of crime which include: rape, domestic violence, homicide as well as racially motivated crimes.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Chronic illnesses.


£70.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

General individual counselling in London:  £70
General individual counselling in Kent: £70

Individual counselling referred by NHS and other organisations: £75

Counselling at Harley Street. London £150

EMDR:  (London) £90 - £100  depending on duration of sessions

EMDR (Referrals through organisations) £130

EMDR   (Kent) £70- £80 depending on duration of sessions

Smoking Cessation, Weight Loss, Phobias : £70

Group work on application: Fee dependent on requirements

Coaching: fee dependent on requirements. Example - this may include:

Joining individuals in activities which they may feel challenging to do by themselves or just need support/ Assistance in travel/ ADD -shadowing/ walk and talk therapy.

(Low cost availability for those under strained circumstances/ morning and day time)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I can be more flexible during half-term, school holiday time.

Further information

I mainly see clients in London, working from consultation rooms in Balham and Harley Street. I also do home visits in London and see clients in the Thanet area.

Ramsgate, Kent, CT12

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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I offer group and individual supervision

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Michelle Baker
Michelle Baker