Michelle Blair-Myers Dip. Integrative Counselling, MBACP

Michelle Blair-Myers  Dip. Integrative Counselling, MBACP

Maidstone Community Centre
39-48 Marsham Street
Maidstone
Kent
ME14 1HH

07519 266791

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Maidstone Community Centre
39-48 Marsham Street
Maidstone
Kent
ME14 1HH

07519 266791

About me

My therapeutic philosophy centres around the importance of the therapeutic relationship. I work relationally, believing that the healing power of our relationship provides a secure base that encourages self-exploration, insight and positive change.

My aim is to develop a warm, open, non-judgemental and trusting relationship with you. To support you in building up your own strengths and inner resources. Providing you with a space for you to be heard, have a voice and gain perspective on your life.

Within my private practice, I work with a variety of problems, ranging from depression and anxiety and their related issues. You may be in search of greater awareness and understanding of yourself, your life and your relationships. I believe counselling empowers you to make choices and enables you to make sense of the many confusing emotions that you may be feeling, which can be sometimes overwhelming.

As an integrative counsellor, I am guided by the humanistic approach, which incorporates looking at how the past influences our present feelings and behaviours, whilst also working on a cognitive level to explore practical ways of dealing with anxiety and depression. My approach is sensitive to your needs and I will do my best to help you feel comfortable and safe to explore your problems in a warm and confidential environment.

Initially I will offer an assessment. I recommend following our initial telephone conversation, an assessment session is booked where we can sit to discuss what has brought you to therapy at this time and what your goals might be. This is also an opportunity for us to get a sense whether we can work together?

I offer short and long-term therapy, depending on the presenting issues and your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

I am a qualified integrative counsellor and member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I hold a Certificate in Counselling Skills and a post-graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling (with distinction).

Experience

In addition to my private practice, I am a counsellor working with charities Family Matters and Mind.

I have over 30 years experience working in the healthcare profession within the NHS.

I also have experience in cultural diversity having worked and lived in Bangladesh and Nepal.

My Training includes:

Certificate in Bereavement Care Foundation Course: Cruse

Mindfulness Meditation; stress reduction through awareness

Treating Generalised Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Transactional Analysis (TA101)

Certificate in Mental Health First Aid Youth Lite

Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training

Sexual Abuse workshops: recovery and healing from complex trauma

Domestic Abuse training

Protection against stalking: look forward not behind

Drug and Alcohol misuse.


Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

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Fees

The initial session charge is £25.00.

Subsequent sessions are £35.00 for 50 minutes.

Concessions for student counsellors are £25.00

All counselling sessions are 50 minutes long and usually take place weekly.

Further information

My practice is situated in Marsham Street, in the centre of Maidstone. It is close to the bus station and a short walk from the train station. There are also plenty of car parks nearby.

I am committed to providing a safe, ethical and confidential service and this includes a commitment to my continuing professional development; I embrace the aspect of continually working to develop myself, both personally and professionally. As part of this framework, I attend regular training to enhance my knowledge and skill base and have regular clinical supervision and currently taking a formal course on mindfulness.

I work under the ethical guidelines laid out by the BACP. I hold professional liability insurance and am a member of the BACP.

If you would like more information or would like to book an assessment, email or call me. If I am unable to take your call, please leave a message and I will return your call as soon as I am able to.

Maps & Directions

Maidstone, ME14 1HH

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Yes

Availability

I offer both day and evening appointments.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults