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MBACP(reg) L5 Dip Psyc Couns CYP

About me

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Choosing a Therapist

To help and see if I am the right person to offer you the support you need, I offer a free, introductory, twenty minute telephone consultation. If you would like to proceed we will arrange a convenient time for a first session. I can offer you a safe, confidential, comfortable counselling space to enable you to talk about what you are finding difficult at the moment. Sometimes if the words are just not there, we can use creative tools to explore what is happening. The choice is always yours.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. In addition to obtaining my general adult counselling qualification I have undertaken further training in the following:
- Working with the bereaved (Cruse Bereavement Care)
- Counselling skills with children using the arts (Institute for Art and Therapy in Education, Islington)
- Level 5 Psychotherapeutic counselling with children and young people (Ocean Counselling Training, LLP, Rochester)
- Foundation of Systemic Practice: Working with Families

My private practice is located in Hook, Hampshire, just off the M3 at junction 5. Parking is available within the immediate vicinity.

I offer short and long term therapy to adults, children and young people. I balance this whilst working in a local secondary school as a School Counsellor.

How can counselling help?

I am a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor. This means that I can offer you an empathic, non-judgemental, confidential counselling relationship where I will help support you to achieve your unique potential, empowering you to help make change happen through looking at your self development and your ability to make different choices. We will gently explore your feelings and emotions and help you to gain a greater understanding of yourself.

Please see my website for further information on how I practise and the counselling available: https://micheleblockleycounselling.com/

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP Registered (233909)
  • I am a member of the specialist divisions within the BACP of Private Practice and Children and Young People
  • Foundation of Systemic Practice: Working with Families
  • Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling - Working with Children and Young People
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Adults)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills with Children Using the Arts (IATE)
  • Ascentis Level 2 Awareness in Bereavement Care: The foundation course
  • NCFE Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory
  • I hold an up to date enhanced DBS Certificate for working with children
  • I have appropriate professional liability insurance

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

My extensive experience in working in Schools, in a variety of roles, has fuelled my passion for working with children and young people as they face the many difficulties and challenges of the modern age.

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Fees

From £60.00 to £90.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individual Adult sessions (50 minutes)
£60, Monday to Friday, day 0900 to 1700
£60, Monday to Thursday, evening 1800 to 2000

Child/young person session under 18 years of age (50 minutes)
£65, Monday to Friday
Child/young person session under 18 years of age (50 minutes)
£75 Saturday morning 0900 to 1130

Assessment appointment with parent/carer (up to 1 hour) £65
Review meeting with parent/carer (up to 30 minutes) £35

£90 Family session (70 minutes)

Concessions available for counselling trainees, please contact me to discuss.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I have availability for morning, afternoon and early evening sessions at the moment. I can also offer Saturday morning appointments.

Hook, Hampshire, RG27

Type of session

In person
Online
Home visits

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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