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Adolescent and Young People's Counsellor

About me

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
  • honesty
  • respect and understanding
    non-judgemental

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.

Getting Started

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

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • CBT training by Canterbury University
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Certificate in Education
  • Assertiveness Skills training

Experience

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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£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.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

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.

10 Bradford Close, Bromley, Kent, BR2 8NR

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

The counselling room in on the first floor.

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