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MBACP Dip.Counselling

About me

Hi, thank you for taking the time to look at my profile, my name is Michelle I'm a qualified integrative counsellor working with a holistic approach to suit the individual needs of my clients. I believe that therapy is unique for each individual, what works for one client may not work for another. I am an Integrative Counsellor, which means I can use various methods such as CBT/Person-centred and alike therapies for each individual to suit your needs. I offer short and long-term counselling and offer both day and evening sessions. I work with adults and young people alike both in-person and remotely via zoom

What can you expect from your session?

Counselling takes place in a peaceful therapy space in Whitstable Kent. I offer a non-judgemental space for individuals to make a difference in their life and to support you in re-framing the understanding of yourselves in a peaceful therapy space.

Choosing a counsellor

Choosing a counsellor that you feel comfortable with is an important part of the therapeutic relationship. I understand this can feel overwhelming,  I offer a free 30-minute consultation, which can be a phone call or email where you can talk about what you would like from counselling. This will enable you to know if I am the right person for you and if you are happy to continue we can set up a second session.

We are all unique, so working with a holistic and personalised approach allows my clients to be heard in a non-judgemental and safe space. My approach is inclusive and genuinely focused on helping you to create and maintain the changes you need to see in your life.

How to get in touch with me

theconsciouscounsellor@gmail.com

Training, qualifications & experience

  • ABC level 4 Diploma Integrative Counselling
  • EFT Practitioner
  • Level 3 Counselling skills
  • Level 2 Counselling skills

Additional Training/CPD

  • TA101 Transactional Analysis
  • Childhood Studies Degree

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.

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • I offer an initial  20-minute free consultation via phone, email or zoom to discuss your needs
  • My session fees are £50 for 50 mins. Concessions are available, please do ask. I offer both zoom and face to face.
  • Sessions can be for a short period- 6 weeks and can be offered as a block payment of £280.
  • I also work long term or as long as you would like to feel fulfilled with your counselling journey.

When I work

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Whitstable, Kent, CT5

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom

Social

Michelle Gough

Michelle Gough