Michelle Morley MBACP, PGDip, B.A (Hons).
It is normal for people to experience periods of low mood, anxiety, stress, sadness, etc. as reactions to life events. It is often when these feelings are prolonged or are impacting our day-to-day lives and how we function that we may want to consider getting some help in the form of counselling.
Psychotherapy can help with a wide range of difficulties, often providing a sense of relief, hope and insight. It provides a unique opportunity to talk about any anxieties, concerns, unhappiness, symptoms, or traumas in complete privacy. It isn't always easy talking to the people close to us, to express we are struggling; we can often feel like we are burdening them with our problems or perhaps we feel we have to censor what we say. Therapy provides a safe space to talk freely.
I work successfully with a wide variety of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship issues & significant life transitions (e.g., career, university, menopause, retirement). I have a specialist interest in Bereavement, Grief & Loss. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought an increased demand for bereavement support, the challenges & circumstances that bereaved people are facing at the moment are extraordinary. If you are struggling with a bereavement and are looking for support from a professional with experience working in this area, please get in touch.
It is not my role to analyse or advise; my role is to sit alongside you and help you make sense of what is happening for you, to help you gain insight and understanding. Therapy can be tough at times and requires work, it is not a passive treatment like surgery or medication. Whilst it can sometimes be challenging, the insight and self-awareness that comes from the process can have positive, long lasting effects.
Psychotherapy can be time-limited or last a long time depending on what you need/want from the process. This can be discussed in the free initial consultation (30 mins).
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, 2017
- B.A (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy, 2014
- Bereavement Awareness, 2015
- Supporting Young People after a Sudden Death or Trauma, 2017.
- Mental Health First Aid, 2018
- ASIST, 2018
- Practicing Existential Therapy, 2018
- Introduction into Working with Couples, 2019
- Supporting Parents After Pregnancy Loss or Death of an Infant, 2021
- Working with Complex Grief, 2021
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Are you training to be a psychotherapist/counsellor?
I understand that training can not only be challenging academically but financially too. Most courses have a mandatory requirement that trainee therapists must engage in their own personal therapy. I have sat in the client's chair and it is one of the most beneficial and insightful experiences of my entire training.
In order to manage the expense involved in training, I offer personal counselling to trainees at a discounted rate (see Fees)
Concessions offered for
Initial assessment (30 mins) Free
Individual Counselling/Psychotherapy Session Adults - £45* (50 minutes)
U25’s - £35* (50 minutes)
*Fees reflect working online during the COVID pandemic.
Trainee Counsellors - £25 (50 minutes)
Monday - Friday: Flexible including evenings.
COVID-19: All sessions are currently being delivered online via video call.