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About me

Hello, I'm Michael and Welcome to my page.

There are so many different reasons why you may be visiting my profile, but one thing is certain - you have reached a point where you want things to change, and you have found the courage to take the first step to find a counsellor who works for you and with you. Do read on to see if I may be the counsellor to help you facilitate a new way forward.

I am an Integrative Counsellor which means I work in more than one way using Person Centred, Gestalt, CBT, and Mindfulness models to help clients explore what is troubling them and to heal and grow, all within a safe, non-judgmental space. My work with you will be to facilitate change and to do that I want to see and understand your world as you see it, and your place within it. I want to hear your experience and how that experience impacts on your world.

I provide a safe space within which we can build a trusting relationship, where we can be honest with each other, where your confidentiality is assured, and where you will experience empathy and compassion. You will experience a space where you can say what you want without judgement.  As we travel together on your journey of change and recovery, you will feel held when needed, and empowered through our work together to make your own decisions for healing and growth.

Whatever is troubling you right now, talking with someone is the way forward - even if you decide it isn't me, do reach out to a counsellor to start your healing process soon.

In addition to my counselling skills, I bring life experience offering added value to the therapeutic experience. With a lifelong passion for people whether through mentoring, coaching, training and motivational skills during careers in management, personnel or past business experience, counselling is my natural home and the vehicle that enables my lifelong passion to be put to best use to help others.

Here are a few examples of the issues I work with but not exclusively:-

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Depression and feelings of sadness
  • Self-Harm
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Self-worth issues
  • Low self-esteem
  • Childhood experiences including emotional neglect
  • Attachment issues

Coronavirus Covid-19.
Face-to-face sessions resumed after the last lockdown and I continue to offer therapy via online video sessions so there is no geographical limitations.

I am a Registered member of the governing body BACP and adhere to their Ethical Framework and which is client centred, as well being an Accredited member of the governing body NCS.

I am dedicated to continual professional development attending workshops, seminars and lectures as part of my commitment to professional growth for the benefit of my clients.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training & Qualification: (Heartwood Counselling an Psychotherapy College, Dartington)

  • Level 2: Introduction to Counselling (NCS)
  • Level 3: Foundation Certificate in Counselling (NCS
  • Level 4: Advanced Diploma in Counselling (Accred - NCS

Professional Development Courses Undertaken

  • UnderstandingSelf-Harm (Devon Mind 2019)
  • Working With Body Process (Heartwood 2019)
  • Adult Mental Health Aware (MHFA England 2020)


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 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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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.

National Counselling Society

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

£40 per 60 minute session.

After our first contact contact I offer a no-obligation free 30-minute online video or telephone call consultation for a two-way-assessment so that both sides are comfortable about working together and to understand what you would like to gain from counselling.

Please contact me for more information and availability.

Availability

Monday-Thursday including early evenings - please make contact to check times available.

Saltash
Cornwall
PL12

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Zoom
Michael Phillips

Michael Phillips