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About me

As an experienced person-centred counsellor, I provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space where you can explore any difficulties you have. Options for working are online and by telephone  as suits your needs best (face to face currently suspended due to covid 19)

I accept you’re the expert on you and that’s great! We’ll build a relationship that will help you feel free to share what you like without fear of judgement or rejection. Together we’ll create a way of working that’s as unique as you are (some of my clients have chosen to use imagery or music in the sessions) and I’ll do all I can to understand the things that matter to you.

I can help you with a range of issues including anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties. And I’m diverse-relationships friendly. Over the years I’ve seen many clients from the LGBT+ community and have worked with the families and carers of substance users.

But I’ve also had counselling myself, so I know it can be scary taking the plunge. Will he like me and accept me? What will he expect from me? Is he able to work with me?

Only you can decide. But if you do get in touch, I’ll make every effort to help you feel comfortable. And I’ll work with you to answer your questions and worries. You can get to know me better and make the right decision for you, with no pressure to continue.


If you would like to find out more about working together, I invite you to get in touch and arrange a free twenty-minute phone call. This will help you decide to get a feel for what I am like to work with and for me to be sure I can offer the support you need in addressing your concerns.


Regardless of if you choose to get in touch, I hope you find what you need,
Warm regards,

Michael

Training, qualifications & experience

My relevant qualifications are;

  • BSc Hons Degree in Person-Centred Counselling
  • Diploma in Humanistic Counselling from Chichester University
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling (Counselling Tutor)
  • Working with Sexuality and Gender Conflicts (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

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 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

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

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

Divorce and separation, impact on families.

LGBTQI, Polyamorous, BDSM and kink friendly.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

From £30.00 to £45.00

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

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.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Night and Evening availability is available on request.

Littlehampton
BN17

Shoreham-by-Sea
West Sussex
BN43

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Zoom
Michael Chamberlain - Chamberlain Counselling

Michael Chamberlain - Chamberlain Counselling