Michelle Dickie MBACP
Hi my name is michelle and I am aware Choosing to start therapy can often feel daunting and terrifying. I understand this journey, both from a personal and from a theoretical perspective. So, I just want to say thank you for putting yourself out there, even know you may have feelings of apprehension.
I am a professionally qualified Humanistic Counsellor. My counselling is therefore shaped by the Person Centred approach. So what does this mean????.....I offer a safe space for you to explore your struggles, relationship difficulties, work related issues and worries in a confidential, respectful, non judgemental environment and with an empathic understanding. I will place myself in your frame of reference, offering a different perspective and challenge you. To do this i would ask you "How does that make you feel" when you have expressed a thought or situation to me.
I am an individual member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This means my professional values, principles, code of conduct reflect my ethical commitment to the people I work with.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and Training
Higher National Diploma in Counselling
Certificate of Proficiency with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
National Certificate in Counselling Skills
CPD- Suicide Risk Assessment
CPD- Self care and prevent practioner burnout
CPD- Attachement Theory and Attachment Trauma
CPD- Child Protection and Adult Protection
I have worked with a wide range of clients with various issues in a variety of settings. These include working for a charity and volunteer work.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
As part of my personal and professional development, I am continually learning about different theories and therapies, which I can utilise in my practice to help with a wide range of issues.
How much does your sessions cost?
Counselling sessions last 1 hour and cost £40
I offer a sliding scale for students, single parents and for unemployment.
I also offer block sessions with a free session.
Other Services I offer
coaching. using the Pluralistic Approach I will facilitate you to explore your needs, motivations, desires, skills and thought processes. Therefore, assisting you in developing goals, tasks and methods to reach your full potential in both professional and personal growth. This will be done in a safe and non judgemental environment.
I also offer Group Therapy which will initiate a sense of belonging through understanding. This is achieved by sharing common experiences. In addition, will strengthen your relationhsip skills, reduce isolation and finding your voice. Group therapy is especially valuable but not limited to, for individuals dealing with depression, social anxiety and life transitions.
I offer a flexible service in Paisley and can offer Skype counselling sessions too. I also offer a free telephone consultation to clients where I would get a clearer picture of your struggles and gather your contact details. At this point, you can book an assessment appointment.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
- Monday 9am - 19:00
- Tuesday 9am - 19:00
- Wednesday 9am - 19:00
- Thursday 9am - 19:00
- Friday 9am -19:00
- Saturday 10am - 17:00
- Sunday 11am - 15:00
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|