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(Counselling Psychologist)

About me

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BABCP

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

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.

BACP

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.

HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

Please contact me for current fees

When I work

Saturday mornings and evenings

Further information

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.

Derby, Derbyshire, DE3

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Adults

Supervision

In person

I have experience of offering supervision for Cruse Bereavement Care and the NHS.

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