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About me

As a qualified and experienced counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) I am working towards my BACP accreditation. My Foundation degree is person centred based, which promotes the core conditions of congruence, empathy and unconditional acceptance of the client, and, along with the use of other therapeutic models such as Solution focused, Cognitive behavioural, Transactional Analysis and Gestalt therapies are used to establish the necessary therapeutic relationship required to enable clients to explore their own emotions and issues.

I believe that all people are individuals and unique and as such I treat them with dignity and respect with sessions personalised to reflect their individual needs.

I am committed to the principles of the BACP Ethical framework by working in an ethical, confidential and non-judgemental manner encompassing client’s cultural, sexual and religious diversities. I have worked with male and female clients in short and long term counselling.

I have always been a people person and interested in their personal perception of the world around them and the impact this has on their daily lives, and, having worked in industry as a manager several years ago, I have some appreciation of the stresses and strains that working conditions can have on an individual’s mental health.

Training, qualifications & experience

MBACP registration                                                                (2014)

Foundation degree in counselling (Edgehill University)          (2013)

ABC level 3 in counselling skills                                             (2010)

In order to provide clients with the required and expected level of service, I attend training courses to enhance my professional development.

Training courses and workshops completed:

Equality and diversity                                                       

Mental capacity awareness                                             


Professional boundaries                                                  

Towards recovery and wellbeing                                     

Concepts of REBT                                                          

Philosophy and counselling                                             

Spiritually in counselling                                                   

Safe care                                                                         

Childhood sexual abuse                                                   

Bipolar disorder                                                                

Impact of trauma                                                             

Working with self-harm in counselling and psychotherapy

Safe practice                                                                   

Basics of gestalt therapy                                                 

Creative therapies                                                           


Working with shame in counselling                                 

Introduction to CBT                                                          

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder -–
Clinical  features  and cases                                                                                

Working with anger and passivity in counselling             

Counselling suicidal clients                                                    

Neuroscience and counselling                                         

Counselling experience

I worked at Telford MIND as a counsellor for 3 years until April 2015 and have experience of clients presenting with issues including depression, anxiety, work related stress, anger management, phobias, low self-esteem, relationship issues, bereavement, Asperger’s with associated depression/anxiety issues and olfactory reference syndrome (ORS). I also have a private practice.

Safety checks

I am fully up to date with an enhanced DBS certificate as required for me to work with vulnerable people, reference number 001515384701.

I also have full professional liability insurance.

Member organisations


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

anger management, phobias,
Asperger’s with associated depression/anxiety issues,
olfactory reference syndrome (ORS)

Therapies offered

  • Person-centred therapy


Additional information


Short term, block and open ended therapy sessions are available.

Evenings 5pm to 7pm and with limited availability at weekends


Monday to Friday

Individual therapy

£45 per session
£40 per session counselling student discount


£55 per session
£50 per session student discount

Couples therapy

£75 per session


£85 per session

Further information

I work out of offices based at a local community centre


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Michael Stickley

Michael Stickley