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Hello and Welcome,

With Covid 19 in mind,  I am currently offering the options of face to face, online Zoom or telephone counselling, with a long term or short term focus.

I would like to invite you to read the following sentences and see if any of them resonate with you:

  • Someone close to me has died and I can't move forward, I feel stuck.
  • I feel so anxious/stressed, I can't sleep, my mind is on overdrive, I am having panic attacks.
  • I have really low self esteem, I don't know how to improve it.
  • I think I maybe depressed, I just feel really sad all of the time. I want to feel better, but I don't know how to make myself feel better.
  • I am so lonely, I have no friends or support network.

If any of these sentences describe you, I can help you to move forward, manage and understand your symptons, help you find direction, increase your happiness and offer a place and person to talk to.


I offer a safe and confidential environment, where you can talk about what is bothering you, without the feeling of burdening someone, or being unable to say how you really feel incase you upset someone. I will provide the opportunity for you to feel truly listened to, you will receive non-judgemental, unbiased support.

I offer counselling support to:

Adult Individuals

Deciding you would like counselling support can often feel overwhelming, but you have already taken the first step by reading my profile.

You do not need a crisis to bring you to counselling, sometimes it is just about having a safe place to talk through thoughts that having been bothering you for some time, for example lack of confidence or low self esteem a place to work on becoming more emotionally healthy.

Late Teens - 18 onwards

We can work creatively, using stones, shells, drawing, white boards etc. or we can just talk through things and work in whatever way suits you.

Student Counsellors

I have lots of experience counselling and supervising student counsellors from all of the local colleges and universities. I have a good working knowledge of course requirements. I will support you through the excitement and sometimes fear of starting with clients, thinking about and finding a placement, the ups and downs of check in, the essays, hours and case study deadlines. I am BACP accredited and I meet the requirements for the colleges and universities.

Supervision

I offer supervision to qualified and trainee counsellors working with adults, couples and teens 18 onwards. I can provide one to one supervision or I have the space to offer group supervision from my premises in Uckfield, East Sussex. (Currently online).

I would describe myself as a relational supervisor I believe it is important to offer my supervisees encouragement, support, growthful interventions and space to reflect on their practice. I see my role as a supervisor as being facilitative and a place where I would encourage ongoing professional learning, growth and development. My work is guided by Inskipp & Proctor's Normative, Formative, Restorative model and Hawkins & Shohet's the 7 eyed model.

Please read my supervision profile for further information.

About Me:

I am an experienced, BACP Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor. I work within the BACP's ethical framework. I offer Counselling and Supervision to adult individuals, trainee counsellors, young adults, EAP's and the elderly. I offer long or short term focused work, using Person Centred, Gestalt, TA, Pyschosynthesis, and Integrative models.

I see my role as supporting you in our theraputic relationship and encouraging you to explore, challenge and gain more awareness around the issues which are troubling you. I will also help you to look at your past and present behavioural patterns and coping mechanisms, enhancing what works well and tweaking what does not work quite so well.

I have experience working with anxiety, bereavement, relationships, sexual and mental abuse, depression, shame, worthlessness, retirement, loss, self harm, low self esteem, spirituality, over eating, phobias, stress and burnout, career changes and many more issues that clients have presented with.

I understand how difficult it can be to pick up the phone or send an email, asking for support. With this in mind, I will offer you warm welcome and a peaceful, secure and confidential environment. I will work hard to ensure you will feel safe and comfortable to explore your thoughts and feelings.

Please feel free to contact me for an initial informal conversation to explore whether I might be the right counsellor for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

  • Advanced Diploma In Humanistic Counselling.
  • Diploma in Supervision
  • Certificate in Group Work
  • Certificate in Couples Therapy
  • Accredited Member of the BACP & UKRPC
  • Relate Certificate in Working With Couples
  • TA101


Experience:

I am an experienced therapist in private practice for over 12 years, I have a lot of experience working with an extensive range of issues.


I am a Group and Individual Supervisor.


I have experience working with full time carers.


Experience working with drug and alcohol addiction.

Experienced relationship therapist.

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.

BACP

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

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Supervision, Supervisor

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individual Counselling - £50 Session Time 50 Minutes


Supervision              - £55 Per Hour
Group Supervision    TBA



Availability

I have daytime appointments available.

Further information

My office is in the Ridgewood area of Uckfield. I have off road parking and would be happy to provide full directions.

Ridgewood
Uckfield
East Sussex
TN22

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

My premises are not wheelchair friendly, but I would be very happy to offer online or telephone counselling. I can also offer home visits if local.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Hello and Welcome,I am a BACP accredited, experienced group and individual supervisor.

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Michelle Rayner

Michelle Rayner