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MBACP

About me

Welcome. My name is Michelle.  I’ve spent nearly a decade in the counselling industry and can offer a warm, down to earth perspective, a wealth of expertise and, where necessary, a sense of humour! 

What's going on for you right now?

Post-pandemic, our challenges have been uniquely personal, so as a practitioner I’m solution-focussed but by no means prescriptive.  My work is client-centred, I will tailor each session to fit your needs with empathy, realism and sensitivity.

-  If you are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or exhausted I can provide tools and reassurance to support you.

- Maybe you find yourself at a crossroads in your career or personal life, unsure what the future holds. I can help you make sense of your situation and act as your sounding board.  

 - If you’ve experienced a loss, I can offer you a space to process it. We can work through the grief together.  

- Or perhaps you find yourself slipping into unhealthy habits, seeking solace in food or alcohol? I can guide you in identifying triggers and share strategies to overcome cravings and safety behaviours. 

It’s been a tough time for many, but you don’t have to get through it alone. In a safe space we’ll work at your pace, in your own way, without judgement.

If you are struggling, please get in touch to see if I can help.  

Live your life don’t endure it.   

Training, qualifications & experience

Dip. Counselling Reg. MBACP, registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists since 2013.   

BPS approved Master practitioner in Eating Disorders and Obesity since 2015 (awarded by the National Centre for Eating Disorders)   

I am a trained bereavement counsellor.  

During my career in counselling I have worked in a wide range of community and charity settings.  (Schools, GP Surgery, Bereavement Centre, Outreach.) 

As part of my ongoing commitment to professional development I have undertaken numerous trainings including but not limited to

 - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

 - Post Natal Depression and Anxiety

 - Addiction

 - Self Harm

 - Adolescent Mentalization-based Integrative Treatment (AMBIT)

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Free initial telephone consultation.

Assessment £75.  Sessional Fees from £60 

Concessions for students or those on low income. 

Further information

I work with adults, adolescents and students mainly from my comfortable room in SW11.   I also offer telephone and online therapy.  

Subject to a suitability assessment, I can offer walk and talk therapy on one of our beautiful local parks or commons.   

I live with a very friendly dog and cat. (Who are banned from my therapy room!)  However if you suffer from extreme allergies I might not be the best person for you. 

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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