M.A.K Psychotherapy And Counselling. MBACP, MA, PGDip, BA
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My name is Michelle and I offer therapy for a wide range of issues which includes stress, anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, relationships issues, panic disorders, depression, family issues, bereavement, bullying, childhood issues, addictions and many others.
I offer a professional and confidential service and am fully committed to working alongside individuals to identify and achieve their own goals. I offer long or short term counselling and psychotherapy maintaining a flexible service to give easy access for people with irregular working hours or childcare commitments
You can contact me without obligation to ask me questions about the service that I offer and I will do my best to answer fairly without any presumption that you will want to proceed with counselling. If you do wish to take it further you will be invited for an assessment to find out what the priorities are for you and a plan of how we can best work together. Even at this stage there will be no obligation on your part. The pace and depth of therapy will be based on your own needs and together we will find the most useful way of moving forward to help you to live a more fulfilled life.
Training, qualifications & experience
M.A. Psychotherapy and Counselling
M.B.A.C.P Registered member of British Association Counselling and Psychotherapy
Post Graduate Diploma Race Relations & Community Studies
Royal College of General Practitioner Certificate In The Management Of Alcohol Problems in Primary Care
My theoretical base is integrative, drawing on a range of perspectives and research in the field with a focus on relational models.
I have experience of working with people with mild to moderate mental health issues and with those with significantly higher mental health needs.
My experience includes working with people who are child or adult survivors of domestic and sexual trauma abuse and neglect. I understand the impact these can have on peoples lives.
I have experience and training in working effectively with people who have eating disorders
I regularly work with people for whom workplace relationships have become challenging and/or who may be struggling with day to day tasks in their job
I also specialise in working with people with alcohol and drug dependency issues and related health, social and lifestyle problems. My training includes how to work effectively and safely safeguarding the needs of people with these issues.
I am familiar with the use of creativity as a therapeutic tool which can include painting, drawing, poetry, music, using therapy stones all of which, for some people can be useful resources.
I have been fortunate enough to work in and gain experience at some very reputable counselling services. This has given me an opportunity to work with people from all walks of life, cultural and social backgrounds giving me an all-round perspective and a range of very useful and creative skills.
Long and short term counselling can be offered to individuals making self referrals.
Organisations and companies wishing to support staff members can make referrals with their employees consent.
- Creativity As A Therapeutic Tool
- Transference and Countertransference
- Research Methods in Counselling
- Gestalt Workshop– Working On Dreams
- Carrying Out Assessment
- Eating Disorder
- Working therapeutically with psychosomatics
- Level 3 Person Centred Certificate
- Specialist Training Domestic Abuse
- Dual Diagnosis Training
- Brief Therapy
- Positively LGBTQ
- Dual Diagnosis Training for Trainers
- Solution Focussed Therapy
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I can offer drug and alcohol assessments and lend a professional ear to individuals wanting to discuss their alcohol or drug use
I can offer a safe and confidential service for those wanting to discus the impact of domestic or sexual violence
I have experience of working with those who's lives are being affected by trauma
Concessions offered for
£50 per session
£69 per couple
I offer concessions - a reduced negotiable rate for students and people on low incomes.
Discounts are available when buying a block of 6 sessions.
If you have any questions I would be happy to discuss them before making an appointment. Just call me on my mobile number (07807861324) and leave a message or send me an email and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
When I work
I am available most days including some evenings and weekends. I also offer online and telephone counselling
Fulfilling the good practice framework for counselling I offer a confidential, ethical service for which I access professional supervision. I hold an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring certificate. I have Professional Indemnity Insurance. I hold full membership of a professional body
I have experience of working within the NHS and with reputable voluntary organisations with patients and clients experiencing a range of emotional and psychological issues and/or those who are struggling with the pressures of life and relationships
Since successfully completing a Masters Degree in Psychotherapy and Counselling I have developed my private practice where I offer services from three sites, two in Bradford and one in Keighley.
My BD9 and BD21 bases both have free on-street parking outside the premises. My Bradford city centre base is easily accessed from all Bradford and surrounding areas including good train and bus links with Leeds.