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About me

It can be a difficult and challenging time to find the right counsellor/therapist, this can often be about the finding a productive working relationship that feels right for you.

My name is Michael Betts and I am a BACP accredited counsellor based in Shoreditch. I am committed to providing counselling and therapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.

I work with individual adults on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.

I am experienced in helping clients who have experienced difficulties with:

  • Stress
  • Relationships
  • Low confidence/self esteem
  • Panic Attacks
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Redundancy
  • Depression
  • Addiction
  • Sexual issues
  • Sexuality

Training, qualifications & experience

I have 11 years experience working within Mental Health and 8 years experience of psychotherapeutic practice. I have worked within the NHS, private and the voluntary sector as a counsellor/psychotherapist. My experience covers a range of settings including working in Primary Care, working with people with long term enduring Mental Health difficulties and working in community based psychotherapy centres. I have supported clients with a range of psychological difficulties including anxiety, anger, depression, sexual issues, stress, low self esteem, panic, phobias and interpersonal/relationship difficulties.

I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology and a Masters in Psychological Counselling. I am a fully accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). and as such abide by their ethical framework for good practice in counselling, I receive regular clinical supervision for my work and I am fully insured to practice. I am also a member of the BPS (British Psychological Society).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

Normal day time rates (9am to 5pm) - £50 per session.
5pm to 9 pm - £60 per session.

When I work

I offer day and evening appointments up to 9.30pm.

Clerkenwell Workshops, London, EC1R 0AT

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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