Michelle Collin MBACP (Accred)
1 Pier Avenue
01227 375694 / 07967740222
0ver 20 years counselling experience. Ongoing BACP accreditation since 2006. Just one minute from Herne Bay railway station. Offering short and long term counselling, plus, A NEW, 2 HOUR LONG, SINGLE SESSION (SOLUTION FOCUSED) THERAPY which is proving extremely helpful for people with a sudden crisis or change in life. or those wishing to manage a relationship issue or behavioural problem.
A warm, friendly and highly experienced, NHS & Private Counsellor. Mature, yet with a youthful outlook. Completely non judgmental, empathic, truthful and down to earth, with a well developed sense of humour! Confidentiality guaranteed.
Please feel free to ask to view for wheelchair access.
Available week days and early evenings.
I would like to inform clients that I am the proud owner of two cats. Both very friendly and affectionate, but one in particular is incredibly nosy and loves to sneak into the therapy room to see what's going on! So, if you are allergic to, or just don't like cats, then perhaps I'm not the right therapist for you. That said, a great many of my clients find Reggie extremely therapeutic, and actually ask for him to be allowed in!
Trainee Counsellors welcomed for own personal therapy / Supervision.
British Psychological Society's Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors.
Can't thank you enough. I am coming off my antidepressants and this is the best I've felt in years. - Mrs B.B.
Helped me to understand family situations and to be more assertive - Miss M. J.
I have now accepted what has happened and have started to move on. - Mrs L.A.
My attitude has changed and I am much happier as a result. - Mr A.B.
We are now listening to each other more and becoming more tolerant. - Mr & Mrs W.
My anger issues are so much better. People don't seem afraid of me now! - Mr O.B.
I didn't want to burden friends, but I was desperate to get some clarity. I feel so much calmer now. - Mr J.F.
Training, qualifications & experience
RAPPS (Counselling Supervisor)
UKRC Independent Counsellor
Adv. Dipl in Therapeutic Counselling.
Numerous courses in Relationship Problems / Attachment Issues / Anger Management / Time Limited Therapy / Cognitive Behaviour Therapy / Stress management / Depression & Anxiety / Sexual Abuse / Panic Attacks / Building Self Esteem etc.
30 years of working in the NHS with
10 years experience as a hospital Counsellor (mostly bereavement and loss issues) and 12 years as an In House General Counsellor at a local GP surgery. 8 years Private Practice.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
HIGHLY EXPERIENCED IN THE FOLLOWING ISSUES ESPECIALLY:
RELATIONSHIP & COUPLE COUNSELLING
LOW SELF ESTEEM
ANXIETY & PANIC ATTACKS
CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE
STUDENT COUNSELLORS' THERAPY AND COUNSELLING SUPERVISION.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Family/systemic therapy
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Couple counselling only £30 per hour.
Individual Short / Long term Counselling £30 per hour.
Full time Students / Retired / Unemployed only £25.
Special Single Session (Solution Focused) Therapy (2 hours) £50
Plus Student Counsellors warmly welcomed for their 40 hours of own therapy at £25 per session.
Counselling Supervision (British Psychological Society's Register of applied Psychology Practice Supervisors) £30 per session.
Counselling can be a tremendous help if you have problems. You can benefit from talking through and exploring your thoughts and feelings in a safe and peaceful environment. Most people experience emotional difficulties at some point in their lives, however, certain difficulties cannot easily be resolved and seeing a suitably qualified therapist can be very useful during these periods.
Therapy provides time for deep self reflection. It also provides an opportunity to discover complex and largely unknown ways in which past experiences are unhelpfully influencing the present. Often therapy can give you the coping strategies you need.
Following the initial assessment, the standard procedure is to meet at the same time every week for an agreed number of sessions. Short term counselling usually lasts between 6 -12 sessions, but sometimes just one or two sessions can do the trick! You can also opt for extended sessions; if you feel longer term therapy would be more appropriate. The Single Session Therapy I'm offering is proving very popular. It helps with people experiencing everyday emotional problems and gives prompt and focused crisis management. However, this approach can also be most beneficial with people seeking help and advice with dealing with others, either at work or on a personal level.
Picking up the phone to make that first appointment takes a lot of courage, but please rest assured that I will be very aware of how upset you may be feeling, and will do my best to put you at your ease.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Week days and early evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|