Michaela (Kye) Phoenix
Welcome, I am an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Supervisor and Trainer with 35 years experience of working professionally with individuals and groups of people seeking consultation on and support with the incredible range of challenges that life can bring our way.
I have been working as a therapist for the last 25 of these years and I believe passionately in the ability of human beings to survive and recover from trauma, to adapt to new circumstances and to grow through sometimes incredibly difficult experiences.
Just knowing that we are truly heard and our situation understood cannot be underestimated and is the very basis of where good therapy begins.
We are all individuals and I offer you the opportunity to be heard from your own unique perspective.
I aim to provide a comfortable and welcoming space where you can choose from a 'menu' of interventions and find the route most suited to your needs.
- Time Focused Therapy (Short term) - between 6 and 12 sessions as an average.
- Open Ended Therapy, which is as long as you need it to be and can be for a few sessions or several years as required.
- Short Intensive Therapeutic Programmes that range from a minimum of 2 hours to a maximum of 6 days (How intensive programmes are spaced is negotiable according to personal circumstances and content)
Contact me for further details and information:
I work in an holistic way, believing that we are holistic beings and that counselling works to integrate all aspects of the self with the aim of bringing insight, grounding and a core inner strength from which to explore and transform our lives.
I work with individuals, couples and groups.
Time focused and open ended sessions are usually weekly and last for one hour, I work a 60 minute hour.
I am MBACP registered and accredited with NCS at Fellow level (FNCS)
I have a current DBS cetificate updated in 2016
Training, qualifications & experience
2015 - Accredited Certificate in Transcending Stress (Mindfulness/ Satyamvidya Yoga) – Essence of Consciousness - Glastonbury
2013 – PG Diploma in Integrative Supervision – The Grove Practice – Regents College, London
2012 - Certificate in Marriage and Family Celebrancy – The Fellowship of Professional Celebrants/ UK College of Celebrancy
2011 – Certificate of Approved Healership – The British Alliance of Healing Associations
2005 - Dip.RSA (Management Level 4) – OCR – Sussex Downs College
2003 – Practice Teaching Award – GSCC – University of Sussex
1996 – PQ Certificate in Dreamwork and Imagery – Anima Mundi Centre – Brighton
1994 – Advanced Dip in Counselling (Psychodynamic) – WSIHE (affiliated to Southampton University) – Chichester
1992 – Cert in Counselling Skills (3 yrs) – L&DCS (Affiliated to WPF) Littlehampton and District
My career and experience over the years has included 14 years working with Children and Family teams with the Local Authority, Services Management of Mental Health teams in Brighton and Hove also with the Local Authority and Services Management of Substance Misuse and Criminal Justice teams in Brighton & Hove for a National Charity. All these roles were focused on therapeutic services and programmes of support and rehabilitation.
I held the post of Clinical Director of Counselling with a Local Charity in West Sussex , provided counselling for staff at a local Hospice and have worked in a variety of settings as a Counselling Therapist, Supervisor, Consultant and Trainer.
My current work includes Supervising for a charitable Counselling Service in West Sussex and provision of services from my Private Practice.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Dreamwork & Imagery
My fees are as follows:
Individuals: £40.00 per session (1 hour)
Couples: £45.00 per session (1 hour) or £65.00 per session (1.5 hours)
Student Counsellors: Concessions available - minimum contract 40 sessions
Short Intensives: Commence at £80.00 (2 hour session) £190.00 (per day)
Groups: By negotiation depending on contract and content
Individuals: £45.00 per hour/ £65.00 per 1.5 hour session
Senior Practitioners Consultation: £55.00 per hour
Groups: £35 per member (2 hour session)
Organisational Consultation Groups: £140.00 per session (2 hours/ 4 members)
I have a particular interest in and experience of working with Survivors of childhood abuse and trauma; DV; Carers of those with substance misuse problems; Alcohol problems; Adoption issues; Dreamwork; Spirituality and Managing stress.
Free on road parking is available outside the venue.
The consulting room is up one flight of stairs but if stairs are a problem an alternative space on the ground floor can be provided.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Flexible appointment times between 8am and 8pm on Mondays/ Wednesdays and Fridays. Intensive programme and Time Focused appointments are also available between 10am and 5pm at weekends.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am passionate about supervision; the opportunity it provides for collaborative working, working with an open heart and mind and exploring together the landscape that appears before us when we allow ourselves to be fully present and attend to what is being communicated on all levels.