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BA (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)

About me

Hi, I'm Michelle, I am an Integrative psychotherapist currently working online. Working online allows clients from all areas access to therapy without limitation.

My aim is to build a solid therapeutic relationship with you, which involves building trust 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, we 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.

My clients needs are of the utmost importance, and therefore, my aim is to practice in a way which will gain the best outcome for the client. 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.

 If you have questions at all, please get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

  • BA (Hons) Counselling/Psychotherapy
  • 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.

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)

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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

Fees

From £35.00 to £45.00

Additional information

I offer counselling on a long or short term basis and sessions.

Concessions available for clients on low income (Spaces are limited)

All sessions are subject to a the full cancellation fee, unless 24 hours notice is given in advance. I currently offer counselling and psychotherapy online using video calls.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Microsoft Spaces
Whatsapp

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