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 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
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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.