Michelle Brown, Integrative Therapist (MBCAP)
I work with individuals and couples who usually want to develop more understanding of themselves and of their relationships, and in so doing begin the healing process for their own unique difficulties. I believe that relationships are at the centre of many of our our conflicts and my approach is to honour the intention to understand, heal and improve ourselves and our relationships. Taking responsibility for our own part in our problems is part of the journey towards happier and healthier times and my training enables me to support clients with the challenges this may bring. I have come to understand that if something feels as though it is in the way......... it usually is the way! Working with this idea and making changes takes effort, but positive change is always worth the effort involved, not just for ourselves but for all those we are in relationships with too.
I have worked as a relationship counsellor for many years and have a Masters degree in Relationship Therapy, I am a Registered Member of the B.A.C.P., and a Relate Practitioner. I have a specialist training in Mindfulness Based Childbirth and Parenting and use Mindfulness as a supportive technique within my practice.
Practising as a Midwife has provided me with many years of experience of working with pregnancy and childbirth, ante and postnatal women and their partners, babies and many issues developing from baby feeding experiences. Over time I have come to understand that acknowledging and supporting the emotional and relational experiences of all those involved with the birthing and early parenting process is essential for overall health and well-being.
Transitioning into parenthood is a uniquely personal and challenging experience for anyone, and as an Integrative Therapist trained to use a wide range of theoretical approaches I am able to offer professional help with the healing process, and can be supportive of the journey towards narrating our own stories for ourselves and our families.
I work within the South West and in London.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Masters Degree in Relationship Therapy MSc, MBACP
- Diploma in Systemic and Psychodynamic Counselling and Therapy
- Certificate in Attachment and Narrative Therapy (Bowlby Centre)
- Biological Nurturing Practitioner
- Certificate in Advanced Practitioner in Biological Nurturing (USLCA)
- Certificate in Mindfulness Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP)
- Teacher Training certificate in MBCP (MBCPTT)
- Training in Behavioural Couples Therapy
- Awaiting Certification in Compassionate Enquiry
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Please call to discuss fees as London and South West fees differ slightly.
I do offer some concessionary sessions
All of my rooms are wheelchair and baby buggy accessible.
I am happy to work with mothers/parents with small babies where this is appropriate and meaningful for the work.