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Michelle Clements BA (Hons) Counselling and psychotherapy.(MBACP).

Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4
07851038119 07851038119

About me

Hi, I'm Michelle, an Integrative therapist offering psychotherapy/counselling via Skype, WhatsApp, online and telephone.

My aim as a therapist is to build a solid therapeutic relationship, this involves building trust, maintaining confidentiality, and securing a safe space for you as an individual to feel comfortable to discuss whatever you wish, without judgement. You can move at your own pace, and discuss any feelings and experiences which may be uncomfortable to discuss with others, when you are ready.

Many people seek counselling for all sorts of reasons, from past or present events that may be affecting them, they can be left feeling alone, depressed, sad, overwhelmed or struggling to cope. Life can be challenging at times and cause us to behave in ways detrimental to our health, emotional well being and relationships. This may leave us feeling frustrated, angry, sad and vulnerable and whilst these can be testing times they can also become an opportunity for growth and self-development.

I currently offer counselling and psychotherapy via Skype and telephone (post pandemic, in the comfort of my private home). My clients needs are of the utmost importance and as an Integrative therapist, my aim is to practice in a way which will gain the best outcome for the client.

If you have questions about what to expect from our sessions, please get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

  • BA (Hons) Counselling
  • FDA Degree in Integrative Counselling/Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Relationship Counselling
  • Diploma in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Diploma in Life Coaching
  • Diploma in Child and Adolescent counselling
  • Person Centred Counselling (level lll)
  • Counselling and Listening skill (level ll)
  • Counselling and Listening Skills (level l)

I also hold CPD certificates in:

  • DBT Essentials (Level 1) April 2018
  • Dissociation and D.I.D. The Fundamentals. May 2018
  • KUF (Knowledge and understanding of personality disorders)
  • MHFA (Mental health first aid)
  • Using Art and Play Within the Therapeutic Relationship
  • Substance Misuse
  • Woman's Emotional Wellbeing
  • Core Group work skills
  • Adult Safeguarding
  • Child Safeguarding
  • DBS Checked. Update service ID given on request
  • Registered Member of the B.A.C.P (British Association Counselling and Psychotherapy)
  • Fully insured

I am a registered member of the BACP and I am bound by their code of ethics and practice. As a therapist, continuing professional development is important to keep up to date with the many changes that happen as counselling evolves. Therefore, I regularly take part in CPD workshops.

I have experience of working with individuals and couples from different age groups, cultural background and ethnicity on a long and short term basis. This has allowed me learn and gain experience in wide range of presenting issues.

In addition to being in private practice, I have experience in a University setting working with student clients. I also worked for two years as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist at Lighthouse Women's Aid, which covers a range of issues as a result of Domestic Abuse.

Some of these included depression, anxiety, Low self-esteem/confidence, feelings of blame, shame and guilt, P.T.S.D (Post-traumatic stress disorder) identity and personality loss. I also worked for a year counselling clients, at Suffolk Mind (Waves) in Bury St. Edmunds, specialising in Personality disorders. In addition to the above, I am a Dissociative Identity disorder friendly counsellors list, via PODs.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Divorce and separation
  • Suicidal ideation, thoughts and feelings
  • Depersonalisation/unreality
  • Dissociative Identity disorder
  • Assertiveness
  • Identity issues
  • Childhood trauma/abuse
  • Feeling sad

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

£35.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer a 15 minute free confidential telephone consultation - this gives you the option to discuss what you feel your counselling needs are. Some of these may include, asking me any questions that may be concerning you about counselling, as well as fees, sessions, or how I work.

  • £35 via online or telephone. £45 in person.

  • £35 for key workers and low income groups

I offer counselling on a long or short term basis and sessions last for 50 minutes. Concessions available for clients on low income. All sessions are subject to a the full cancellation fee, unless 24 hours notice is given in advance.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday - Friday Varied times.

Further information

Post pandemic, you are very welcome to visit me in my private home, I am based in Ipswich town centre.

At times coming to a therapist can feel very difficult, if this is the case, I also offer counselling via Skype, online, WhatsApp and telephone.

Ipswich
Suffolk
IP4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

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.

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

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Michelle Clements BA (Hons) Counselling and psychotherapy.(MBACP).

Michelle Clements BA (Hons) Counselling and psychotherapy.(MBACP).