Michelle Baker Jones BA (Hons) MBACP
Are you finding life overwhelming and full of obstacles? I understand that it can be quite a daunting prospect to choose counselling and seek help. If you are suffering from depression, relationship issues, distress or anxiety it can help to talk things through with someone impartial to your situation. I offer counselling in a safe, confidential environment to allow you to explore difficult issues and choices.
I am a firm believer in the importance of the relationship between client and counsellor, it is essential that you feel supported in your distress. In sessions you are encouraged to talk through your concerns. Through listening, understanding and gently questioning, I will endeavour to help you understand yourself and your relationships more thoroughly, enabling you to make meaningful changes going forward.
My training focused on integrative relational counselling, which means that I draw on a range of theories to support our work together and find the ones that seem to work best for you. I have experience in working with adults of all ages, ethnicities and sexual orientations.
I normally wish to see you for a 50 minute session once a week. This can be either short term such as a 8-12-sessions or can be open-ended depending upon your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons.)(1st Class) Integrative - Relational Counselling - Middlesex University.
AQA Counselling - Kingston
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), literature and philosophy1992 – 1995 - Middlesex University
I am currently also an Honorary research assistant at Imperial College and a member of the Psychedelic research team.
Course : " The Essential Toolkit for Running Groups" BPS learning Centre Approved.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am located 5 minutes away from Kingston station. I offer daytime and evening sessions, with the last session starting at 8pm. There are stairs to my therapy room. I only work in English. I normally expect to work once per week with clients.
Full fee: Individual - £60 for 50 minutes.
I also offer a limited number of low cost places (minimum £45)
Concessions available for students•
Cancellation and Holidays – Appointments missed because you are ill and you have given me 24 hours notice, or because you are on holiday are not charged for.
If you give less than 24 hr notice you will be charged for the session.
In addition to my private practice I work as a volunteer counsellor within the NHS.
I am a member of the BACP and abide by their code of ethics. I also take my work to a senior supervisor.
Duration of Counselling
I work with clients for either short term (8-12 weeks) and long term (open ended) basis depending upon their needs. This is something that we would discuss at our initial meeting.
Code of Ethics
As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.