Michelle Clements BA (Hons) FDA, Counselling and psychotherapy.(MBACP).
What I offer as an Integrative therapist
I offer counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and supportive environment, for you to explore privately at your own pace, any feelings and experiences which may be uncomfortable to discuss with others. The clients needs are of the up most importance and as an Integrative therapist my aim is to practice in a way which will gain the best outcome for the client.
Is counselling for me
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, 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.
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 and explore at your own pace, whatever you wish, without judgement
I am a registered member of the B.A.C.P and bound by their code of ethics and practice according to the B.A.C.P. You can move at your own pace, and talk about things if and when you are ready. As a therapist continuing professional development is important, to keep up to date with the many changes that happen as counselling evolves. I regularly take part in CPD workshops.
I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including:
- Relationship issues
- Divorce and separation
- Suicidal ideation, thoughts and feelings
- Dissociative Identity disorder
- Personality disorder (Borderline. Narcissist)
- Generalized anxiety
- Low self-esteem
- Low confidence
- Panic attacks
- Domestic abuse
- Identity issues
- Childhood trauma/abuse
I have experience of working with individuals and couples from different age groups, cultural background and ethnicity. On a long and short term basis. Through our work together this has allowed me learn and gain experience in wide range of presenting issues.
In addition to having 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 Woman'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 am also currently counselling clients, at Suffolk Mind (Waves) in Bury St.Edmunds, specializing in Personality disorders. In addition to the above I am a Dissociative Identity disorder friendly counsellors list, via PODs.
I am based on Norwich Road, very close to the town centre, there is plenty of free parking available close to my premises. (IP1).
I also offer counselling via Skype and telephone.
Training, qualifications & experience
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 Centered Counselling (level lll)
Counselling and Listening skill (level ll)
Counselling and Listening Skills (level l)
I also hold CPD certificates in:
KUF (Knowledge and understanding of personality disorders)
MHFA (Mental health first aid)
Using Art and Play Within the Therapeutic Relationship
Woman's Emotional Wellbeing
Core Group work skills
Adult Safe guarding
Child Safe guarding
DBS Checked. Update service ID given on request.
Registered Member of the B.A.C.P (British Association Counselling and Psychotherapy)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
I offer counselling on a long or short term basis. Sessions last for 50 minutes. I also offer home visits for clients that may have difficulty travelling or other presenting issues that may make it difficult to come to me. Same fees apply, within the Ipswich area, however outside of Ipswich there is a small additional cost for fuel
I offer a free confidential 10 minute telephone consultation. This gives you the option to discuss what you feel your counselling needs are. Some of these may include, ask[ng me any questions that may be concerning you about counselling. As well any query's about fees, sessions, how I work.
£35.00 Children and adolescents
£30.00 Students (I am afraid this fee applies to mature students, not school age children/adolescents)
Skype sessions: £35.00
Telephone sessions: £35.00
Full fees apply to evening and Saturday sessions.
All sessions are subject to a cancellation fee of £35.00, unless 24 hours notice has been given.
Various times available Monday-Thursday 9:00 am - 6.00 pm
Unavailable on Sunday
I practice counselling and psychotherapy in a location very close to the town centre (IP1), there is plenty of free local parking available:
My availability is Monday-Thursday 9:00 am through to 6:00 pm. Saturday 10.00 am - 1.00 pm
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Morning, afternoon and evening.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|