Hi, my name is Michelle.
I would like to welcome you and say how courageous you have been taking the first steps in moving forward.
I am here to help you with any problems you feel are overwhelming and having an impact on your life. You and I will work toward building a special therapeutic relationship based on trust, honesty and a deep empathic understanding.
You will be greeted by a warm welcome and have a safe place to share your experiences. This will be your opportunity to open up and to be truly heard without feeling that you are alone or being judged in any way.
I offer a Person Centred approach which is a non-directive type of counselling although we can work in a more directive way if you require. Non-directive counselling, however, is guided by you. This means you begin to speak about your experiences wherever you feel is most appropriate and continue at your own pace.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a 9 year eclectic and diverse background including working for the NHS, MIND, ADS, My own Private Practice and Voluntary work. Within this time I have had the privilege of working alongside clients with a wide variety of issues and from all walks of life. I have also carried out managerial roles within organisations and been an advocate for trainee Counsellors. I am also a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and follow their ethical framework.
- Certificate in Counselling Concepts
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling
- Counselling with Objects
- Addictive Desire Recognition
- Group Facilitation
- Confidentiality Issues
- Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
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
Initial Assessment FREE
Cancellation fee Nil if given a full 24hr notice. Otherwise, a fee of 75% will be charged
Block booking of
6 sessions. 20% of usual fees
I am very flexible in my approach to the counselling environment and offer alternatives in addition to my counselling room. Home visits may be negotiated with you or you may prefer to walk outdoors during your counselling session, the choice is yours.