Michaela (Kye) Phoenix

Michaela (Kye) Phoenix

West Sussex

07908 100 154

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About me

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.

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, 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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Dreamwork & Imagery


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) £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)

Further information

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

Worthing, BN14

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: none


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:


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

Older adults

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.

Online supervision:No
Telephone supervision:Yes
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