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About me

Finding yourself struggling?

Let me help you to find understanding and support you!!                                  
I am an experienced Integrative Counsellor, using many approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Humanistic and Psychodynamic approaches to suit each individual as appropriate. I have over 20 years experience successfully supporting individuals and couples go on to lead more fulfilling lives. My current practices are in Iver, Buckinghamshire and Uxbridge, Middlesex.  I currently provide counselling sessions using phone, Face Time, Skype and Zoom, Whats App platforms and face to face.

I have a core belief that we all deserve to be happy, lead meaningful and fulfilling lives and that we have the ability to do so with support, motivation and circumstances favouring this... though at times it may be hard to see this.

We can all benefit from some professional, external support at some stage in our lives to invest in our own well being. We may have friends and/or family who are genuinely supportive but may need that space away from all that is familiar to have a clearer perspective in areas of our lives. 

As we are all unique individuals, my training and experience enables me to create a bespoke experience using the appropriate counselling approaches to what your goals are. I am very culturally and spiritually aware and can draw upon this for an enhanced holistic counselling experience.

I always maintain an honest working relationship with you and encourage you to do so with yourself. Counselling does evoke a range of emotions at times through this journey. I will support you through this journey in a safe, respectful, confidential and non judgmental space. I appreciate the effort and courage required at times in this journey but believe, through my own experiences, that the rewards are so worth this.

Benefits of Counselling

If you can identify that one or some of these mean something to your life then it may be the right time for you to start counselling.

  • Someone to talk, support and motivate you in an unbiased, safe, non judgmental and confidential space.
  • Stop feeling stuck within yourself
  • Develop an empowered sense of yourself. Improve how you manage yourself, problem solving, decision making, conflict resolution
  • Get to know yourself better- why you do things, the origins of thoughts and behaviours, what triggers you
  • Improved relationships and experiences with others.
  • Improved mental health and well being- be happier!
  • Process and make sense of past traumatic experiences

About Me

My life experiences, academic development and work experiences have lead me into private practice.

I studied a BSc Psychobiology degree and as this ended, I commenced my work in the field of substance misuse addiction in 2002 in a drugs and alcohol community treatment centre. Shortly after, I completed my Post Graduate Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling. I have worked within the substance misuse field itself for over 15 years in various roles. I more recently also work with couple relationships and work, non romantic, and polyamorous relationships.

In my last role I managed the Richmond borough-wide substance misuse treatment service which consisted of many teams and functions including a counselling service, 1-2-1 and group work, parenting programme, prescribing clinical team, outreach services, women and men's specific work, family and carer's support, work in police stations, prisons and courts. Through this I have the confidence and experience of working with a wide range of counselling topics (as listed below).

I work with working with individual adults and couples (18 years +). I offer face-to-face, online and phone counselling. There are more details on my website www.MichelleChandAubry.com

Areas of counselling that I can support:

  • Abuse (financial, sexual, neglect, physical, mental, emotional)
  • Addictions
  • Adult safeguarding
  • Alcohol misuse
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Carer support
  • Child safeguarding
  • Criminal justice related issues
  • Couples Counselling
  • Cultural issues
  • Debt
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual diagnosis (mental health & using drugs/ alcohol combined)
  • Feeling sad
  • Family issues & support
  • Hoarding
  • Housing issues
  • Loss
  • Low self- esteem and confidence
  • Mental health
  • Miscarriage
  • Panic
  • Parenting support
  • Perpetrators of domestic violence and abuse
  • Phobias
  • Pregnancy & birth
  • Rape & Sexual Assault
  • Relationship issues- general, affairs, betrayals, divorce, separation
  • Self harm
  • Stress
  • Suicidal feelings, thoughts and ideation
  • Sleeping problem
  • Self harm
  • Spiritual issues
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Work- related issues                                               

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional training:

  • May 2021- Mental Health in the Workplace- BACP
  • May 2021- Intercultural Couples: Clinical Interventions for Working With Difference - Tavistock Relationships
  • 2021- Know Thyself - The Value and Limits of Self Knowledge: The Unconscious- online certificate- University of Edinburgh
  • 2020 Certificate in Working with Couples and Other Relationships (including polyamorous and non- romantic).
  • 2003- 2006 Post Graduate Advanced Diploma In Humanistic Integrative Counselling, CPPD
  • 1997 -2002 Studied BSc Psychobiology , North London University

Additional training:

  • May 2019 Diversity Symposium- CPCAB & BACP
  • 2018 Anger & Creativity : The dynamics of aggression in intimate family relationships
  • 2017 Data Protection & Information Security Awareness
  • Values, Behaviour & Cultures Workshop
  • Naloxone training
    Medication in Recovery
  • Leadership and management training (part2)
  • Hoarding training
  • 2016 Leadership & Management training (part 1)
  • Training for Disciplinary Chairs
  • 2014 Care Quality Commission (CQC) training
  • 2013 Foundations for Recovery Programme training
  • 2012 ITEP mapping training
  • Strengths- based Assessment & Recovery Tools
  • 2011 Management Learning Development Programme- Strategic & Open-minded Thinking
  • Emotional Intelligence, Leadership & Influencing
  • Diversity, Courage & Personal Impact
  • Coaching
  • Disciplinary & Grievance training
  • 2010 Managing Safeguarding within Projects
  • 2009 Management Development Programme
  • 2006 Working with Survivors of Abuse- Understanding the abuser
  • 2006 Working with Survivors of Abuse- Intimacy and sexuality
  • 2005 Working with Survivors of Abuse- Rage and anger

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

Training and workshops available:

I can provide bespoke training or workshops for the areas listed above. Please contact me to discuss details and check website for more details.

www.MichelleChandAubry.com

Business Development support available:

If you would like some support on how to enhance or develop your own business, implement changes, marketing & promoting services, management related matters then please contact me.

Fees

From £70.00 to £90.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Prices apply to all 3 locations- Iver , Ealing & Uxbridge

If you feel that we could work well together and would like to discuss the price please contact me as I will consider particular financial circumstances.

INDIVIDUALS       £70 per session  online/ phone

                            £80 per session   face to face

COUPLES             £80 per session   online/ phone

                            £90 per session   face to face

* discounts available when purchasing session bundles. £5 off each session if you purchase a bundle of 6 and pre pay- see website for more details.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday- Friday 8.30am- 10pm,

Saturday 10am-5pm ocassionally

Please contact me if you would like to meet outside of these hours as there is some flexibility. I work on bank holidays.

Further information

Specialist Areas:

  • Drugs and Alcohol Misuse
  • Criminal Justice- related issues
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dual Diagnosis work- with mental health
  • Anxiety/ Panic
  • Relationships

* Phone, FaceTime, Skype, Zoom and telephone counselling service available on request.

* Some work available in Ealing on request- Ealing Address- The Space, 12b St Mary's Rd, London, W5 5ES

Templewood Clinic, 63 Chequers Orchard, Iver, Buckinghamshire, SL0 9NJ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

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

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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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.

Currently working online using Zoom, Skype or Whatapp , Facetime. Some Wednesday face to face work available in Iver office.

Additional languages

Punjabi
Urdu

Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

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