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Michaela (Kye) Phoenix

Worthing, West Sussex, BN14
07908 100 154 07908 100 154 Registered / Accredited
Worthing, West Sussex, BN14

About me

Welcome, I am an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Supervisor and Trainer with 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 the last 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.

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

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 – 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 in the Wellbeing Team at a University.

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

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.


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.


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Dreamwork & Imagery


Therapies offered

  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Couples counselling
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Integrative
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transpersonal psychology


My fees are as follows:

Psychotherapeutic Counselling:

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) £210.00 (per 6 hour day)
Groups: By negotiation depending on contract and content


Individuals: £45.00 per hour/ £65.00 per 1.5 hour session
Senior Practitioners Consultation (Organisational): £55.00 per hour
Groups: £35 per member: minimum of 3 members (2 hour session)
Organisational Consultation Groups: £140.00 per session (2 hours/ max 4 members)

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Further information

I have a particular interest in and experience of working with Survivors of childhood abuse and trauma; Domestic Abuse; Carers of those with substance misuse problems; EUPD; 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.

West Sussex

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages none


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

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.


Flexible appointment times between 8am and 8pm on Thursdays. Intensive programme and Time Focused appointments are also available between 10am and 5pm at weekends.

Types of client

Older adults


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.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Michaela (Kye) Phoenix

Michaela (Kye) Phoenix