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.
I am currently offering appointments via Zoom or Skype
I am able to offer concession to NHS/Key workers
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 (Adult Therapy Training)
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)
My private practice encompasses working with Adults and Children from 13yrs plus
I currently work within a school with children aged 5 - 18 years old. (Privately from 13yrs )
I am also Vice Chair of The Young Peoples Counselling Service, a charity providing free counselling support to young adolescents 11-18yrs within my local area (profile on counselling directory)
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
My fees are £45 per therapeutic hour.
Concessions are available for NHS, Key Workers, Counselling students & those on benefits on a discretionary basis.