Michaela Kye Phoenix

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Worthing, West Sussex, BN14
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About me

Welcome, I am an Integrative Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer with over 40 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 over 30 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. This 'space' is offered online via Zoom or face to face. Zoom of course brings the benefit of geographical freedom. Phone work is also possible if required (and in the event of online technical difficulties!)

I offer:

  • 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 therapy 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, but the frequency and length of sessions can be adjusted according to individual need and preference.

I am MBACP registered and accredited with NCPS at Senior level

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 – now Regents University, 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 – PG Dip in Counselling (Psychodynamic) – WSIHE (now University of Chichester ) – 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 fourteen years of working with Children and Family teams with the West Sussex 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 with a National Charity. These roles were focused on the delivery of therapeutic services and programmes of support and rehabilitation.
In West Sussex I held the post of Clinical Director of Counselling with a Local Charity in the Arun district, Supervised trainee and qualified counsellors with a Training and Counselling Service provider in Chichester and have worked in a variety of settings as a Counselling Therapist, Supervisor, Consultant and Trainer.

I currently work as a Senior Therapist/ Clinical Lead in the Wellbeing Team at a University.

I offer a counselling/ therapy, clinical supervision and training service from my Private Practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy 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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

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

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Dreamwork & Imagery



£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fees are as follows:

Psychotherapeutic Counselling:

Individuals: £45.00 per session (1 hour)
Couples: £50.00 per session (1 hour) or £70.00 per session (1.5 hours)
Student Counsellors: Concessions available - minimum contract 40 sessions
Short Intensives: Commence at £90.00 (2 hour session) £300.00 (per 6 hour day)
Groups: By negotiation depending on contract and content


Individuals: £50.00 per hour/ £70.00 per 1.5 hour session
Senior Practitioners Consultation (Supervisors/ Organisational): £70.00 per hour
Groups: £120 per 2 x hour session-divided per individual to a maximum of 4 group members

Training Workshops: £500.00 per day plus travel expenses

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Appointment times(Therapy & Supervision)between 8am and 6pm (last appt) Mons to Thurs incl.

Intensives and Time Focused appointments are also available by negotiation at weekends.

Further information

I have a particular interest in and experience of working with Survivors of childhood abuse and trauma, Carers, University students, Organisational dynamics, Dreamwork, Spirituality and Managing stress.

Free on road parking is available outside the venue.

When consulting in person 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. Zoom is the preferred method of online consultation.

Worthing, West Sussex, BN14

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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My consulting room is up one flight of stairs. For those unable to climb stairs, an alternative space can be offered. There is free on road parking directly outside and in the surrounding roads.

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In person

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.

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Michaela Kye Phoenix
Michaela Kye Phoenix