Michelle Morley MBACP, PGDip, B.A (Hons).
60 Bank Parade
Are you considering therapy?
Finding the right therapist can be daunting. Building a good relationship with a therapist is a key contributing factor to successful therapy.
I offer a discounted initial consultation appointment where we can discuss 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.
Current NHS waiting lists are lengthy, it can be incredibly disappointing & frustrating waiting to access support. I have availability now should you wish to get in touch.
I work local to the Burnley & Pendle area. I am based at the PH7 Wellbeing Centre https://ph7wellbeing.co.uk/
I work with a whole range of issues ranging from anxiety & depression to relationship issues, life transitions and career issues.I have a specialist interest in Bereavement and have worked clinically in a hospice setting supporting bereaved individuals.
Talking therapies work ... Psychotherapy can help you work through 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.
Mental Health First Aid, 2018
Practicing Existential Therapy, 2018
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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 therapists in training must engage in their own personal therapy. I have sat in the clients 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)
Photos & videos
Initial assessment £20 (30 mins)
Individual Counselling/Psychotherapy Session £50 (1hr)
Trainee therapists (concession) £33 (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. 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. 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
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Current availability: Week-day evenings
Types of client