Michelle Lay - BSc Hons in Counselling & Psychotherapy - Registered MBACP
I am a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist, providing a safe and Confidential space to explore what brings us into therapy. I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical guidelines for safe practice. My details can be found on the voluntary BACP register and the it's good to talk section of the website.
I am currently undertaking a 2 year MA at Terapia London in conjunction with Middlesex University - The MA is to become a UKCP registered Child Psychotherapist.
This to enhance my work with young people, I feel that it is so important to work with emerging mental health and help safeguard the future adults of tomorrow, life is so different now for our young people, many factors have changed and children and young people are exposed to many more pressures.
Training, qualifications & experience
My initial training was at New Stamford College, I obtained 3 Certificates/Diploma in counselling concepts and counselling skills and an advanced Certificate/Dip in Humanistic Counselling.
I continued my training at The Sherwood Institute in Nottingham, where I studied for a further 3 years and successfully obtained a BSc (Hons) in Humanistic / Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy.
I am currently undertaking a 2 year MA at Terapia London in conjunction with Middlesex University - The MA is to become a UKCP Child Psychotherapist
I completed a Post-Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play (Child & Adolescent) (2014)
Throughout my career I have attended many varied training and professional development workshops including : self-harm ( self-harm.org) types of abuse, child protection level 1 & 2, working with children, anxiety & depression, bereavement & loss for children.
I attended a 5 day CPD workshop on Child & Adolescent counselling, this training was inline with the new legislation of the BACP in working with young people.(2016)
I currently work within a school with children aged 5 - 18 years old. (Privatley from 14yrs )
I am also Vice Chair of The Young Peoples Counselling Service, a charity providing free counselling support to young adolescents 11-16yrs within my local area.
My private practice encompasses working with adults and children from 14yrs plus
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
My fees are £45 per therapeutic hour.
Concessions are available for counselling students & those on benefits on a discretionary basis.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Some evenings and weekdays
Types of client