Dr Michelle Mackin (Counselling Psychologist)
My name is Michelle, I am a Counselling Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist.
I am experienced and qualified in counselling, psychotherapy and CBT. I initially trained as a counsellor and qualified in 2001. I then went on to complete further training in psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology. I qualified as a Counselling Psychologist in 2007.
I have been working privately since 2005, but have also worked within the voluntary sector and within the health service. I have knowledge and experience of working with common mental health problems including depression, post traumatic stress, obsessive compulsive disorder and health anxiety.
I work with young people and adults aged 16 plus. I do not work with young children. I have an interest in working with adults who have ADHD.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Postgraduate Diploma Counselling
MA Integrative Psychotherapy
British Psychological Society Qualification in Counselling Psychology
Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
EMDR Level 4
I have worked for voluntary agencies as a bereavement counsellor and supervisor, and with survivors of sexual abuse.
I have worked in the NHS as a primary care counsellor and also have experience of working within mental health services as a counselling psychologist.
I have had my own private counselling practice for 15 years.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Saturday mornings and evenings
I am registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am also registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC) as a Counselling Psychologist.
I can offer appointments in the evenings and on Saturday mornings.
I can offer supervision for trainee and qualified therapists.
I am also a Coordinating Supervisor for Counselling Psychologists in Training.