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Chamberlain Counselling

About me

I work with individuals and relationships (romantic, professional or familial) to help explore and find new understanding and to help them find comfort, confidence and a path forward that holds meaning for them.

I am an experienced counsellor, having worked with EAPs, agencies, in private practice and within a college. I am passionate about relationship diversity and helping people understand the relationships in their life and to consider them for their impact on your values, choices and comfort. In working together building a working relationship based on your feeling safe, heard and unjudged is of the utmost importance in the way I work, so as to allow you to explore without the fear that may be there of being judged that many experience in their day to day lives and relationships.

Counselling work can be many things, it can be for self-discovery and understanding, support with a situation or relationship, a space to voice the things that can’t be said elsewhere yet or even as mental health maintenance and for a very few as part of training as a counsellor yourself. Regardless know that I look to create a space that makes room for laughter as well as tears, that appreciates the strengths you have as much as the ones you wish you had, acknowledges the achievements along the way whilst holding all you want to achieve and be, as well as being a space that you can trust to be there for you or your relationship.

Some of the client areas I have worked with are anxiety and depression, life changes and event, identity, long term illness or health conditions, parenting, and overcoming behavior patterns. I have a special interest and affiliation in working with GSRD (gender sexuality and relationship diversity) and this is a major focus of my ongoing studies within the profession.

If you would like to talk about working together or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Best wishes,

Michael

Training, qualifications & experience

My relevant and completed trainings and qualifications are;

  • BSc Hons Degree in Person-Centred Counselling
  • Diploma in Humanistic Counselling from Chichester University
  • Certificate in Working with Couples from Tavistock and Portman
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling (Counselling Tutor)
  • Advanced Practitioner Certificate (Pink Therapy)
  • Trauma and the Body: Dissociation and Somitasation (Carolyn Springs)
  • Dealing with Distress: Working with suicide and Self-Harm (Carolyn Spring)
  • Working with Shame (Carolyn Springs)
  • Concerned Relatives Affected by Drug and/or Alcohol Use Counselling Training Course (Cranstoun)
  • Understanding Autism, Asperger's and ADHD - CPD certificate from University of Derby

Currently studying -

  • Systemic approaches to working with individuals, families and organisations – foundation (Tavistock and Portman)

Experience:
Families and Carers Team - Pavilions
Supporting the families and carers of clients living with the impact of another's substance use.
College Counsellor -
Supporting college students with the challenges of finding the adults the want to be.
Private Counsellor -
Working with self-referring clients, like yourself, and supporting them to better understand their own needs and boundaries and work towards a more comfortable understanding of themselves and their realtionships.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Impact of living with someone else's substance use and addiction.

Divorce and separation, impact on families.

Gender, sexual and relationship diversity.

Fees

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

The fees above are based on a fifty-minute session, if you have different session length requirements please feel free to ask after specific fees for those.

When I work

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Worthing, West Sussex, BN14

Tarrent Street, Arundel, West Sussex, BN19

Type of session

Online
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Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations

Key details

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Online platforms

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