Michelle Dickie

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Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA3 2NB
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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.  Through counselling, I offer a safe space with no judgement to talk and support you through your struggles. You will never be forced to talk about anything you don’t wish to do.  I believe in treating everyone with respect, empathy, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs and support you every step of the way through your journey of becoming. I will also introduce coping mechanisms and strategies to help take back the control in where you feel your thoughts and anxieties have the control over you.

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.

Member organisations

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

How much does your sessions cost?

Counselling sessions last 1 hour, cost is £50 or £75 for couples/family 

I have availability to see clients in person safely from my premises in Paisley

I also offer block sessions with a free session.

When I work

  • Monday 9am - 18:00
  • Tuesday 9am - 18:00
  • Wednesday 9am - 19:00
  • Thursday 9am - 20:00
  • Friday 9am -19:00

Further information

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.

Suite 2.12, 1 Macdowall Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA3 2NB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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PVG Scheme

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Michelle Dickie
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