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About me

Most people at some point in their lives have felt so overwhelmed in a situation that they find it impossible to see a way out. I aim to provide a safe and confidential environment for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and options available. My belief is that, given this, you have the resources within yourself to experience therapeutic change. It can feel good to be free of the burdens that you originally came into counselling to address.

I am a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. My approach is integrative, which means that my knowledge of different approaches allows me to work with clients in the way that is most beneficial to them. I am based in Takeley, which is on the borders of Essex and Hertfordshire, but I also have the facility to practice from rooms in Harlow.

Why not give me a call to see how I can help you to improve your life? Counselling could enable you to have that new beginning.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold the following Qualifications:

Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Counselling Studies
Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

I am a member of the BACP and adhere to their code of ethics.

I have also trained in Motivational Interviewing.

As well as my private practice, I have worked for many years for a national crisis helpline. I also work in a counselling capacity for an Alcohol and Drugs Advisory Service.

Member organisations


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.

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.


Additional information

£55 per session individuals.

£70 per session couples.

Concessions may be available.

Further information

Private parking available.

Bishops Stortford


Type of session

In person
Michele Simpson

Michele Simpson