Michelle Jane Furlong, Counsellor & Psychotherapist, Reg MBACP (Accred)

Michelle Jane Furlong, Counsellor & Psychotherapist, Reg MBACP (Accred)

21 Trent Boulevard
West Bridgford
Nottingham
NG2 5BB

The Magnolia Therapy Centre
354 Mansfield Road
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG5 2EF

(+44) 7533 845118

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21 Trent Boulevard
West Bridgford
Nottingham
NG2 5BB

The Magnolia Therapy Centre
354 Mansfield Road
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG5 2EF

(+44) 7533 845118

About me

Hello my name's Michelle, I offer you a safe space & professional service.

I invite you to start a healthy journey of self discovery and growth. Give yourself permission to bring whatever might be getting in the way of you living the life you dream of.  It is well researched that talking therapies can help to resolve troublesome emotions, fears, worries and help gain direction in life.

I work with people who are experiencing -

*Isolation * Loss * Grief * Loneliness * Redundancy * Burn out * Anxiety * Depression *Lack of Confidence * Emotional breakdown * Relational Breakdown * Drug/Alcohol Addiction * Eating Disorders * Fatigue *

Locations

I work in private practice from 4 locations. The Magnolia Therapy Centre in Sherwood. The Bay Centre, In Lady Bay. Bestwood Country park, Arnold for - Walk & Talk & Equine Therapies. I offer home visits.

I work with couples, individuals, & small groups for short term, medium, and long term therapy depending of the individuals needs. My private practice is at The Magnolia Therapy Centre in Sherwood.

The cost for an individual therapy

Individual Counselling & psychotherapy

£60 Initial consultation (1 hour)

£50 per appointment (50 minutes)

Individual CBT

£60 Initial consultation (1 hour)

£55 per appointment (50 minutes)

Couples Counselling & Psychotherapy

£65 Initial consultation (1 hour)

£55 per appointment (1 hour)

Walk & Talk

£60 Initial consultation appointment (1 hour)

£65 per appointment (2 hours)

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

£60 Initial Consultation appointment (1 hour)

£60 per appointment (1 & half hours)

          ***I do offer concessions for students and people in receipt of benefits***


It's Good To Talk

How I work - I work in a very relational way, I practice being as open and honest about my inner process in relation to us working together.  I aim to create trust and depth in the relationship. It is important for me to understand and grasp your inner emotional processes and what might be going on for you within the session. Normally clients will present the same way as they do in other relationships, so I might reflect back how I experience you and perhaps challenge some of your ideas and thoughts in a way that invites growth and perspective when needed. I will always work for your highest good, and best interests. I work towards helping clients to experience emotional regulation and ultimately freedom.

I work from a solid framework, holding time boundaries and where needed giving care and concern outside of the counselling session.  The locations that I work from are all designed and appropriate for the work we will do together. The Therapy Centre is very modern and spacious.  I offer home visits on request and after assessment.

I also use Equine Assisted Psychotherapy which helps clients both young and old who are looking for an alternative approach, to general well-being or crisis intervention.  An initial assessment for 1 hour will take place before starting work. I use specific activities designed to help clients in certain areas, towards growth and healing.  I place trust on clients to self grow and take ownership of their development. A risk assessment is carried out for the suitability of EAP.

Working with CBT approach I can help you uncover thinking patterns & emotional processes that might cause you to feel overwhelmed or other unpleasant feelings.  I have good knowledge and understanding of deep seated issues related to family dynamics and humanity.

I can help uncover your core beliefs about yourself to better understand the root cause of living with unwanted emotions.  Some uncomfortable feelings can be related to are anxiety, distress, panic, depression, relational issues, eating problems, loss, grief or lack of meaning.

You can learn to be more at peace through Mindfulness, breathing techniques or visualisation.  Unresolved depression is often linked to suppressed anger which can cause emotional blockages. We can work together to free/unblock these emotions, by using creative material or walking in the countryside while processing these feelings.

Some frequently asked Questions

  • What do I want from life?
  • What is happiness?
  • What is content?
  • How can I feel better inside myself?
  • How can I get rid of troublesome thoughts, feelings and emotions?
  • How can I obtain more meaning in my life?

Emotional Issues can present unpleasant symptoms -

Constant crying, loss of sleep, over sleeping, Anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, lack of concentration, loss of creativity, loss of appetite, binge eating, work place stress, sense of grief and loss, suicidal idealisation, longing for meaning in life.

Training, qualifications & experience


Counsellor/Psychotherapist, supervisor and Coach

  • Diploma In Person Centred Counselling
  • Certificate In Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
  • Certificate In Supervision
  • CBT Dipoma
  • Currently BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling Practice
  • MBACP Accred

Additional Training Workshops

  • Working with victims and survivors Of Sexual Abuse
  • Dealing with Death and the Grief Cycle
  • Working with couples
  • Mindfulness
  • Visualisation
  • Work Place Stress & Coping Strategies
  • Creative Therapy & Using Materials

Work Experience

I have recently started working in a residential rehab Steps Together in Nottingham, facilitating a group therapy programme to our clients who are alcohol and drug dependant. Working 1:1 as well as relational/couples therapy with a spouse or partner.

I have accredited Certificate in Supervision. Almost 9 years of training & certificates in Equine Assisted Therapy. A member, registered with EAGALA.

  • Monthly supervision
  • CPD 30 hours per year
  • Keeping up to date with new training & Ideas
  • Research on Relevant Mental Health Issues


Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I use my lovely Andalusian horse for Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.

It offers a holistic approach to work alongside people who want to learn about themselves on a deeper level out of the counselling room. The aim is to learn & grow.

To face and overcome obstacles in life.

* Improve confidence * Remove barriers * Grow * Learn * Bond * Build Good Relationships * Learn Equine skills * Improve communication * Enhance Trust * Learn Flight Checks * At Liberty * Equine Activities * Have Fun * Make Friends *


A horse will give biofeedback during sessions. It's a fact they pick up on and mirror your heart beat 4 feet away.

They reveal feelings we would never discover on our own. I use skills cards for structure and education in sessions.

Every client will be given a diary and welcome pack to guide you on your journey, empowering you to choose tasks to help you grow.


I have learnt being in the role of trainee for over 10 years, and human that sometimes people's emotions can be difficult to understand let alone identify or express, especially if they're unconscious or outside/edge of their awareness. If a person can not fully identify their feelings, or patterns of behaviour to articulate them, it can lead to misunderstandings, angry outbursts.

Adolescents can find the path of growing into emotionally robust mature adults challenging. Using a horse can be a fun and powerful way to make psychotherapy work, using the horses in a safe engaging way to facilitate personal growth.

Photos & videos

  • Spanish Horse Girasol (Sunflower)
  • Equine Therapies
  • Sol

Fees

The cost for an individual therapy

Individual Counselling & psychotherapy

£60 Initial consultation (1 hour)

£55 per appointment (50 minutes)

Individual CBT Therapy

£65 Initial consultation (1 hour)

£60 per appointment (50 minutes)

Couples Counselling & Psychotherapy

£65 Initial consultation (1 hour)

£65 per appointment (1 hour)

Walk & Talk

£55 Initial consultation (1 hour)

£60 per walk & Talk appointment (2 hours)

Equine Assisted Therapy

£60 Initial Consultation (1 hour)

£60 per appointment (1& 1/2 hours)

Further information

Why Contact Me?

I offer a flexible and diverse service in the local community For all people.

Before calling choose a time where you are free and unhurried to make initial contact by phone or e-mail to arrange for a consultation. If I am unable to answer your call you can leave a message with your name and contact details and I will get back to you at the first opportunity. When I return your call I will speak only with the person named in the message for confidentiality reasons.

If you are contacting me by e-mail you can include a summary of what you would like counselling for, as long as you are comfortable with leaving this information via e-mail.

All calls and e-mails are strictly confidential.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Maps & Directions

Nottingham, NG2 5BB
Nottingham, NG5 2EF

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Yes

Availability

Monday - Sunday, Morning & Evening Appointments . From 8.30am - 21.00pm.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Employee Assistance Programme