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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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 £45
I have availability to see clients in person safely from my premises in Paisley
I also offer block sessions with a free session.
- Monday 9am - 18:00
- Tuesday 9am - 18:00
- Wednesday 9am - 18:00
- Thursday 9am - 18:00
- Friday 9am -18:00
- Saturday 10am - 17:00
- Sunday 11am - 15:00
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.