Michelle Coupland MSc (Psych), PGDip Psych, UKCP, MBPsS,
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 work at the Maudsley Hospital; the foremost training and research facility for mental health in the UK, so you can be confident that I will offer you the highest standard of therapeutic care.
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. 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. 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 by phone 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
My core training was as an integrative psychotherapist and I have worked for many years with a wide range of problems within the NHS, charity and private sector. I will be happy to provide specific details if you would like to know more.
I have specialist experience of working with mid-life transitions; those who have experienced physical, sexual or emotional violence and people who self-harm.
- Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy (in completion)
- Postgraduate Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy
- Postgraduate Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling
- MSc Business Psychology
- BA (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.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I specialise in the treatment of self-injury.
My fee is £75 for an initial assessment which lasts from 50-90 minutes and thereafter £70 for weekly sessions lasting 50 minutes.
I am presently only able to offer online sessions but under normal conditions I work from a bright and private room at Aurora (Spaces), 71-75 Uxbridge Road, London W5 5SL.
The building is near the town hall on the main A4020 (Uxbridge Road) and only 8-10 minutes walk from Ealing Broadway.
It is extremely well connected by train, underground and bus to many areas of London.
The train journey into Paddington takes 8 minutes.
There is a bus stop directly outside. Buses include 207, 483 and 427.
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