The Heard Therapy ltd. Michaela Slade MNCS adv.dip.cp
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
From extensive practice and understanding, I also work with a range of issues that can include:
· borderline personality disorder
· behavioural issues
· additional learning needs.
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 40 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.
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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.
The fee is £45 per hour session, for talking therapy. There are concessional places available in certain circumstances.
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,
Concessions offered for
Face to face sessions available Mondays or Fridays
Online sessions also available various days and times, please contact to check availability.
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.