About me

**Fed up with waiting lists?

**Need to be seen quickly?

I'm offering ***SINGLE SESSION*** therapy (as well as long term therapy when available)

I recognise that it takes a lot of consideration and courage to approach the idea of therapy and contact a counsellor.  The current high demand means that people are facing high waiting times whilst managing high risk and high need conditions and situations.

I can offer a single extended session which will enable you to make contact with some support and provide you with a stepping stone into a better future and provide a safety net for those who are high risk.

The sessions will involve

*risk assessment and management

*sign posting where necessary

*immediate intervention and coping strategies

*future planning and goal setting

*space to be seen, heard, valued and understood.

I am offering face to face sessions within strict covid risk management procedures to ensure your safety.

Professional and confidential one to one room based psychotherapeutic counselling or Equine assisted psychotherapy. I am client centred and am very considerate towards the needs of my clients.

I work from a relational perspective and aim to be honest and open within the therapeutic relationship.

I offer a safe space to clients, to encourage you to talk over and share your difficulties, so that together we may formulate a way through that works for you.

I welcome free initial telephone consultations.

I offer trauma and attachment focused therapy and am experienced in a wide range of issues including anxiety disorders and borderline personality disorders. I also have experience of working with LGBTQ clients and autistic clients. I also have experience of working with childhood trauma and abuse.

I work very much on the therapeutic relationship and creating a safe connection that can support you as you work though difficult issues in your own time and at your pace.

I can offer a range of skills suited to your individual needs that can help support you and provide you with self management techniques and support independence.

I can combine, from 10 years of extensive training, various techniques and strategies, which can include Mindfulness, Nature Therapy, CBT therapy, integrative therapy, and equine therapy.

I work with clients aged 11 plus, including adults.

Sessions are open ended, we work for as long as we need to, or until you decide to stop. The sessions are client centred, and equine therapy sessions are client and horse centred.

I offer a supportive and welcoming professional service based on nearly 20 years of experience working with people in a helping role and 10 years as a professional counsellor

I use a confident and empathic approach and demonstrate high ethical values relating to professional conduct, sensitivity, confidentiality and understanding.

I specialise in a personally developed approach to meet individual needs, with particular experience in working with:

·         Trauma and PTSD

·         Complex Trauma

·         Autism and Neurodiversity

·         Autistic and neurodiverse people affected by trauma

·         LGBTQ

From extensive practice and understanding, I also work with a range of issues that can include:

·         Anxiety

·         OCD

·         Relationships

·         Depression

·         borderline personality disorder

·         addictions

·         behavioural issues

·         additional learning needs.

Equine Therapy:

I work with the horses and the clients to build relationships of trust and reciprocity, developing resilience and confidence in both the horse and the client, empowering equines, empowering people. All work is choice based and positive reinforcement based, which teaches patience, emotional regulation, and trust, from shared positive experiences.

I have worked with people of all ages and respect the individuality of each person I work with. It's your journey.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am 42 years of age and have experience that has given me a passion for helping and supporting people who may be experiencing difficulties. I have supported older people and young people in a listening capacity for 20 years. I am qualified to Level 5 CPCAB Diploma level in Psycho-spiritual Counselling and psychotherapy and am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society, I am also a LEAP senior qualified Equine Assisted Psychotherapist and a qualified youth worker. I have also done extensive re-wilding and eco-psychology training.

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.

NCS

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

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

Team building, confidence and self esteem building, spiritual awareness, personal development, attachment and relationships.

Autism and neurodiversity and trauma, as seperate issues, or autistic/neurodiverse people who have been affected by trauma, or who have found their diagnosis and life experience traumatic as a result.

I also am very passionate about working with minority/diverse groups.

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Fees

Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

The fee is £45 per hour session, for talking therapy. There are concessional places available in certain circumstances.

Single session therapy is a two hour session charged at £100. Deposit required on booking, payment plans by agreement, but session must be paid in full by session date

The Equine therapy is £65 for a hour or £100 for an hour and a half.

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy can be used as single sessions or any number of sessions,

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Face to face sessions available Mondays or Fridays

Online sessions also available various days and times, please contact to check availability.

Further information

I honour and value people and am gifted in being able to empathise. I am honest and transparent and accept individuals with a nonjudgemental attitude.
I work creatively to adapt to each individual client; recognising potential, goals and aspiration even in the darkest corners of life, to reconnect people with life and themselves.

Also registered with Counselling Directory.

Stoford Garage
Newton Road
Stoford
Yeovil
Somerset
BA22 9UW

The Heard Therapy
Longmarsh Livery
Long Sutton
Langport
Somerset
TA10 9NW

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

Michaela Slade

Michaela Slade