Michelle Epstein, UKCP Reg, MBACP Individuals & Couples
I am an experienced and highly qualified counsellor and psychotherapist offering sessions to individuals and couples, as well as supervision to professional colleagues.
I work face to face, online or by telephone, and offer short or long term therapy. I see people with a variety of issues, including relationship issues, depression, anxiety and life crisis. For many years I ran a bereavement service, so have a specialism in bereavement and loss.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an accredited psychotherapist, registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) as well as being a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
My qualifications include an MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Advanced Diploma in Transpersonal Psychotherapy and a Diploma in Supervision. My extensive CPD includes training in Couples work, Complex Grief and working with Bereaved Children and Young people.
I worked in the hospice movement as a counsellor, supervisor and then Bereavement Service Coordinator, for over 20 years.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
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
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
I charge £60 to work with an individual for a 50 minute session.
I charge £70 to work with a couple for a 50 minute session.
Concessions offered for
If you would like to contact me to find out more about how I work, my availability or or to arrange a session then please send me a message or ring me on 07799 835724.
We can talk through what you would like to get out of counselling and I can answer any questions you may have before deciding if you would like to meet with me.
Establishing a good therapeutic relationship is important in counselling, so at the end of our first session we will discuss if you feel I am the right counsellor for you, and if you would like to continue sessions together.