Michelle Silverthorne - Adolescent and Young People's Counsellor
Counselling in Bromley for depression, anxiety, bereavement and abuse
Hello, I'm Michelle and I am an accredited counsellor and psychotherapist based in Bromley, offering face to face, online and telephone counselling for adults and teenagers.
I work creatively with teenagers and young people on a range of issues including abuse, anxiety, depression, bereavement, trauma, sexuality and stress.
With a considerable amount of experience and success in working with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and those with learning difficulties.
In addition to private practice, I have worked with organisations such as North Kent MIND as well as private healthcare companies who offer emotional wellbeing and counselling to national businesses to support their employees. This is known as the Employee Assistance Programme.
When you have sessions with me you will experience:
- a confidential safe space
- respect and understanding
I have access to a range of tools and techniques to adapt to your current issue and I will provide you with a safe, confidential and supportive environment in which to build on your strengths to create the changes you need.
If you would like to get started give me a call on 07752 809726 or email outlining some brief details of what's causing you difficulties and we can set up an initial session. If you are happy to continue we will them arrange sessions on a weekly basis weekly basis.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- CBT training by Canterbury University
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Certificate in Education
- Assertiveness Skills training
I have 16 years counselling experience. I have worked for North Kent MIND for three years counselling for Abuse, anxiety, bereavement, depression, Trauma and abusive relationships.
I also have 3 years experience working in a secondary school counselling teenagers bullying, self harm, abuse and low self esteem.
I have 17 years experience teaching adults with learning disabilities.
I am a member of the British Association for counselling and Psychotherapy who promote the highest standard of training and professional ethics.
I am in regular supervision as per the BACP code of ethics, where I may discuss you with my supervisor but your identity is never revealed
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Counsellors Private Practise Networking
I am working on a monthly meeting for counsellors to get together and discuss ideas for CPD, building up a referral system and sharing of ideas.
Counselling can be isolating and meeting once a month will provide a supportive environment.
See my website for details or contact me by email.
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
£50 per 50 minute session (EAP and insurers can be a different rate)
I do offer concessionary rates to students and this is means tested.
Counselling teenagers and young people
Teenagers and young people are still developing and struggle to find the words to express themselves especially when going through puberty when they are no longer a child but are not an adult.
Young people have problems too!
Whether your child is suffering from depression, bullying, exam stress, eating disorder, self harm or sexual abuse give me a call on 07752 809726 or send me email to make an appointment.