Michelle Baker PGCE, BA (Hons), MSc, MBACP.
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, holding 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. I also work on a structured addiction treatment programme in a prison context where my work includes 1-1 therapy, group therapy and facilitating workshops. 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)
- 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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
General individual counselling in London: £60.00 - £70
General individual counselling in Kent: £45 - £50
Individual counselling referred by NHS and other organisations: £70
Counselling at Harley Street £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 and Erectile Dysfunction: £70
Group work on application
(Low cost availability for those under strained circumstances/ morning and day time)
Week days and weekends: morning, day and evening availability.
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.