Michelle Coupland

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CBP, MSc (Psych), PGDip Psych, UKCP, MBPsS
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London, W5 2XP
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I am a warm and experienced psychotherapist, trained to doctoral level and accredited with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I trained at the Metanoia Institute and at the Maudsley Hospital; the primary training and research facility for mental health in the UK so you can have confidence in the  therapeutic care I offer.

I work with a wide range of psychological health issues, including, but not limited to: anxiety and depression; relationship difficulties; life transitions; childhood trauma; sexual and emotional abuse and more entrenched 'personality disorders'.

I came to Psychotherapy from a business career, where cognitive and behavioural science dominated. Living and working overseas in a variety of countries led me to a heightened awareness of the way in which we are formed within cultural and political environments and to develop a more realistic understanding of personal autonomy. With experience I have come to appreciate the power of the unconscious (that which is outside of our awareness) as a major driver of our feelings and behaviour. I work with both conscious and unconscious aspects of experience, helping you develop a much better understanding of yourself and the ways in which your family, cultural and political history may be continuing to shape your life and relationships. I will then support you in moving towards effective and lasting change, helping you find greater ease and ultimately, more fulfillment in your life.

I draw primarily upon social and cognitive psychology, neurobiology and psychoanalytical therapy, but will tailor my approach to whatever I believe will be most effective for you.

What happens next?

The relationship between us will lie at the heart of our work, so it is important we feel we can work together. Once you have made contact, I prefer to have a short phone conversation (free of charge) so we can discuss what it is you are looking for in therapy. Then if you choose to go ahead, we will arrange to meet online or in person for an assessment session. This will be a chance for you to tell me more about yourself and ask any further questions of me. If we choose to work together, we will establish the focus of therapy and a treatment plan that will meet your needs. If, however, we agree that you may be better suited to a different therapist, I will do what I can to signpost you in the right direction.

Training, qualifications & experience

In my transition from the business world into that of psychological health, I initially trained and worked as a Business Psychologist and am certified with The Association for Business Psychologists (ABP).  Finding the need to go deeper into the work, I undertook a five year clinical training in Integrative Psychotherapy at The Metanoia Institute, after which I spent several years training and working as a Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist within the NHS.  I have now worked with a wide range of problems within the NHS, charity, and private sectors. I will be happy to provide specific details if you would like to know more.

I have specialist experience of working with expatriate issues; mid-life transitions; those who have experienced physical, sexual or emotional violence; 'personality disorders' such as narcissism and masochism; and those coping with everyday issues related to chronic illness, anxiety and self-harm in its various guises.

Key qualifications:

- Certified Business Psychologist

- Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy (in completion)

- Postgraduate Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy

- Postgraduate Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling

- MSc Business Psychology

- BSc (Hons) Psychology

I hold a full DBS clearance and professional indemnity insurance. I regularly attend clinical supervision, personal therapy and post-graduate training, as well as seminars, workshops and conferences related to my field.

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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£80.00 - £85.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

My fee is £85 for an initial assessment which lasts up to 90 minutes and thereafter from £80 for weekly sessions lasting 50 minutes.

When I work

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Further information

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3 Montpelier Avenue, London, W5 2XP

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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Michelle Coupland
Michelle Coupland