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About me

Hi, my name is Michelle and I am a registered counsellor working with adults and young people aged 11 and over.

As an experienced young person's therapist, I am passionate about building resilience and self-esteem, promoting confidence and emotional wellbeing.

Adolescence can be a scary time with many changes both emotionally and physically. The opportunity to talk to someone outside of the family unit where they can be heard and valued in a confidential space, can help make sense of it all.

Working with children and young people, I often bring more creative methods into the therapy room. Children relate to the world in different ways; through play, art and creativity, I help to explore their feelings and tell their unique stories.

If you’re an adult who loves to be creative, we can work with this too!

Life isn’t always plain sailing; having someone to talk to about your feelings without judgement can be invaluable in navigating the choppy waters.

People seek counselling for many reasons - perhaps you feel anxious and constantly worry about things; feel depressed, hopeless and disinterested in life, or maybe you have a specific issue you would like to work on but don't know where to start. Together we can explore and better understand what you would like to change in your life, giving you the opportunity to breathe, reflect and be heard.

Deciding to try counselling can feel like a big step, but if you would like more information please drop me an email or give me a call.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 3 in Counselling Theory
  • CPCAB Level 2 in Counselling Skills
  • Understanding Anxiety, Depression and CBT
  • Introduction to Play Therapy - The Academy of Play & Child Psychotherapy
  • Moving Your Practice Online - Online Therapy Institute
  • Safeguarding of Young People and Vulnerable Adults

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As a member of the BACP, I adhere to its ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy and professional conduct and procedure. I also have an enhanced DBS certificate for adults and children.

In order to offer the best service possible to my clients, I am committed to continual professional development. Currently, I am undertaking a Level 7 Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

  • £60 per session

I would usually suggest an initial session in which you can ask questions, explore how we might work together and get a feel for me as a counsellor.

I offer weekly 50 minute sessions and for both short or long term, depending on your individual needs. I sometimes have fortnightly appointment slots available.

Please leave a message on the confidential voicemail and I will return your call, or alternatively, you can email me and I will get back to you within 24 hours to arrange a convenient time to chat. I look forward to working with you.

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Availability during weekdays 9-5pm, please email or call for more details.

Mind Garden Therapy Ltd
56 London Street
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 4SQ

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Ground floor access to therapy rooms at Mind Garden.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

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Michelle King ~ MSc MBACP Dip.

Michelle King ~ MSc MBACP Dip.