Bromley Counselling - Michelle Silverthorne MBACP Accred, Cert Ed
Counselling in Bromley for depression, anxiety, bereavement and abuse
I am a fully qualified accredited counsellor registered with the BACP. I have been working as a counsellor for over 10 years in private practice and for 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.
How can counselling help you?
From time to time you may experience situations where you feel you are not coping as well as you usually do. This could be the result of a life event, past or present, such as abuse, bereavement, redundancy, divorce/separation, retirement, or relationship difficulties. As your counsellor we work together to explore the problem and develop strategies and techniques to move forward and support you with your daily life or significant life events.
You deserve to get better
I am an integrated counsellor which means that I have access to a range of tools and techniques to adapt to your current issue.
I will provide you with a safe, confidential and supportive environment in which to build on your strengths to create the changes you need.
These issues may be to do with the present or sometimes more to do with past difficult experiences that may stem from childhood. Counselling can help you look at these issues with new perspectives.
I also have experience of working in schools as a counsellor with teenagers and young people on a variety of issues including abuse, anxiety, self harm, eating difficulties and depression.
Please don't feel embarrassed
How you feel is normal; choosing the right counsellor for you is important and our first session will be used to build a trusted safe space to develop a productive and supportive relationship.
When you have sessions with me you will experience
- a confidential safe space
- respect and understanding
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.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Introduction to Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling skills
- Certificate in Education
- Assertiveness Skills training
I have been working 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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
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£40 per 50 minute session
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays, evenings and some Saturday morning sessions.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|