Michelle Morley MBACP, PGDip, B.A (Hons).
Are you considering therapy?
Talking therapies can help although it can be daunting looking for a therapist and thinking about how therapy works ... & will it work for you?
Building a good relationship with a therapist is a key factor in whether therapy is successful.
I offer free consultations, where we can chat about the issues that bring you to therapy and what to expect. I aim to provide you with a safe, confidential, non-judgmental environment. My role is to work alongside you to help you to explore what is happening for you in the here & now; it is through this process of awareness that change occurs.
NHS waiting lists for therapies are currently long and understandably that can be incredibly disappointing & frustrating once you have made a decision to access support.
I have availability now should you wish to get in touch.
I work local to the BB8, BB9, BB10 & BB11 area; I am based in Barrowford.
I work with a whole range of issues ranging from depression to relationship issues. I have a specialist interest in Bereavement , Loss and Life Transitions. I have clinical experience working with bereaved individuals at a Hospice and I also work with Young People in a Further Education setting:
Many transitions can happen without warning & can have an impact on your psychological wellbeing as well as taking their toll on your relationships. Life events such as loss of career, accidents or divorce can leave us feeling sad, anxious, depressed ... even positive transitions can affect our stability and sense of self; marriage, having children, starting university, etc.
Bereavement, Grief & Loss are an inevitable part of life and over time & with the support of family & friends, many people begin to adjust to life after their loss.
Yet, we are all unique and for some, grief & loss can seem like an endless fog; an inexplicable struggle. Many individuals are left feeling numb & disconnected from the world around them.
These events can also cause family & relationship issues. Psychotherapy can help you work through those difficult emotions & put you back in touch with yourself.
You’ll find my contact details on this page if you wish to get in touch; you can also follow my social media accounts to access articles, videos and general counselling themed information. Click on the links by my profile above.
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.
I am a fully qualified Integrative Psychotherapist & a registered member of the BACP.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Studying to be a psychotherapist/counsellor?
Many courses state that entering into therapy yourself is compulsory, while on others it is strongly recommended. This can be an expensive requirement on top of all the other costs involved with training to be a therapist; although it is one of the most beneficial and insightful experiences.
I offer personal counselling to trainees at a discounted rate (see Fees)
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Initial assessment Free of Charge (30mins)
Individual Counselling/Psychotherapy Session £40 (1hr)
Students of Counselling/Psychotherapy (concession) £32 (1hr)
Psychotherapy offers you the time & space to explore your thoughts & feelings in a safe, confidential & non-judgemental environment. Working with a therapist is a collaboration; I believe that the client is the expert of their own life, my role is to work alongside you to help you to explore what is happening for you in the here & now; it is through this process of awareness that change occurs.
What is the difference between Counselling & Psychotherapy?
This is somewhat of a grey area in the UK. Some people argue that the difference is the level of training that the therapists undertake, yet, many psychotherapists will choose to call themselves counsellors as it is seen as a less intimidating & clinical term.
For me, my qualification states that I am an Integrative Psychotherapist; this is due to the study programme that I chose to undertake. Yet, out there in the world, I regularly describe myself as a counsellor or simply a therapist.
Essentially my training means that I studied and explored a range of counselling theories & models; there are lots out there and counsellors/psychotherapists practice in different ways. This means that I do not practice exclusively in one discipline, Person-Centred counselling for example; whilst I may be a very person-centred in the therapy room, I have a range of other theoretical models at my disposal to inform my practice and essentially help you understand what may be happening for you.
Ultimately I believe that it is the strength of the therapeutic relationship that facilitates change. I am a huge advocate for talking therapies - therapy works! You need to find a therapist that is right for you, whether they be purely person-centred, existential, psychodynamic or integrative. We are all out there doing the work with one aim ... to help you!
Read more about counselling & psychotherapy here ...
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday evenings only from 5:30pm. Weekends by arrangement
Types of client