Michelle Fussell

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MBACP(Accred) ACC (Accred) PTUK (Accred) Banardos Adoption
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Guildford, Surrey, GU2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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)

Professional Memberships
MBACP (Accred) Counsellor
UKRCP registered Independent Counsellor
Accredited Play Therapist (PTUK / PTI)
Accredited ACC Counsellor
TAG Trauma & Abuse
BAPT Associate British Association Play Therapist

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Young People


£60.00 - £75.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • BUPA
  • Vitality

Additional information

Sliding scale is available according to individual need, Other Professional rates, eg court fess £120 of £75 per client hour,  will take insurance companies paid direct too.  Other fees are self finance £75 per individual session for houselholds above £25,000, Bursaries available for thoese households less than £25,000.  also available EAP work with Nuffield, Priory, One bright London, Telus Health, 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday  9 - 5 0n the hour ( 2023 availability  10am / 2pm )

Tuesday 9 - 12 NHS

Wednesday 9 - 6 on the hour ( 2023 availability 9am /2pm /3pm only) 

Thursday 9- 12 NHS

Further information

Team training for staff groups on 'What is Play Therapy?' - £500 a day.

Guildford, Surrey, GU2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Sorry there is no Wheelchair access as the counseling room is at end of Garden which has stairs in Garden to counselling room.

Additional languages


Online platforms

Google Meet


In person

PTUK qualified supervisor since 2008

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Michelle Fussell
Michelle Fussell