Michelle Fussell MBACP(Accred) ACC (Accred) PTUK (Accred)
Counselling can help us make sense of our past, present and future. It can move us on when we feel stuck in our lives, in understanding ourselves we may be able to understand those around us more and change the way we are, respond and live..
I am a freelance Accredited Counsellor and Play Therapist. I have been freelance since 2004. I see Adults, children and young people, also adoption counsellor trained by Barnardos Link. Also see Supervisors & Counsellors. Using Counselling and or Play Therapy. Available to work in private and school settings, C.R.B enhanced checked, M.B.A.C.P, P.T.UK / P.T.I, C.Y.C.P, A.C.C member, B.A.P.T associate. Associate Supervisor (A.P.A.C).
I have worked with people all of my working life. I work from home with individual clients and or I can work in a child's school if the school is willing. I use an Integrative Approach believing that one therapy doesn't fit all. I use what is needed at the time.
I work holistically believing that not one theory fits all, although my qualification experience is Psycho-dynamic Counselling and non-directive play therapy and Deep Release Counselling.
I started a career in Counselling as I enjoyed working with individuals in my last career and personal circumstances lead me into this new career change.
Training, qualifications & experience
Barnardo's Adoption Certificate
PG Dip Play Therapist (Chichester Uni)
PG Cert Therapeutic Play (APAC)
PG Youth & Community (Brunel Uni)
BSc Sociology. CPD 30 hours plus per year.
PG Dip Counselling (Goldsmiths Uni)
MBACP (Accred) Counsellor
UKRCP registered Independent Counsellor
Accredited Play Therapist (PTUK / PTI)
Accredited ACC Counsellor
TAG Trauma & Abuse
BAPT Associate British Association Play Therapist
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
Sliding scale is available according to individual need, Other Professional rates of £75 per client hour, self finance £60 per individual session. Day & half day rates for schools available.
Team training for staff groups on 'What is Play Therapy?' - £480 a day.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Ptuk supervisor - Play Therapy ages 3 - 18.View supervision profile