Ian Michie Counsellor/Psychotherapist MBACP (ACCRED)
Talking therapy can help us to see re-occuring patterns in our lives and gives us the perspective and opportunity to implement change. If you are struggling to understand something or finding it diifficult to manage your life then deciding to see a qualified professional who has an impartial and fresh viewpoint can be an empowering decision. I am a highly experienced counsellor/psychotherapist who has worked in various settings during my career, including a busy GP practice and a residential crisis centre.
I have worked as a counsellor/psychotherapist in North London for the past 10 years. I offer short term (6 -12 sessions) and long term counselling to individuals and couples. For short term work I mainly focus on the 'here and now' and together we identify the main themes that need to be looked at. Long term work involves looking at both the past and the present and exploring things on a deeper level.
I am also a BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council) Accredited DIT (Dynamic interpersonal therapy) Practitioner. DIT is a 16 session model to address Anxiety/Depression as recommended in the NHS Nice Guidelines
The psychodynamic approach involves taking responsibility for yourself and finding new 'tools' to move forward in an appropriate way for a better more fulfilling life.
I work in North London, in a confidential containing environment. This is a space where you can reflect on your issues without criticism or rebuke.
I am a member of the British Association Of Counselling Psychotherapy (MBACP) and adhere to their code of ethics. The best way to arrange an appointment is to call me on my mobile or landline. If you like you can text me and suggest a suitable time for me to call you back and we can have a brief discussion about your situation. If I am unable to answer your call, please leave a message and I will call you back promptly and discreetly. You may also email me or text me and I will answer your query as quickly as possible.
I am a registered practitioner with Bupa, Aviva, AXA PPP, Pruhealth and Cigna for private health insurance.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in psychodynamic counselling accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
BPC Accredited DIT practitioner (Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy)
Experienced residential crisis officer in a short term crisis intervention unit since 2005.
Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) for various Companies and organisations.
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 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
Fees are between £60 and £80 pounds, for couples between £80 and £100. I charge £60 for an initial consultation with individuals and £80 for couples.
For on line sessions and telephone consultations I charge £50.