Michelle Murphy BSc (hons) MBACP
My aim is to provide a space that is confidential, a space to freely explore thoughts and feelings that can assist learning, healing, understanding and growth. My role is to join you on your own journey without judgement or prejudice.
It is vital in the therapeutic relationship that the therapist offers a non judgmental, safe and open space to explore intimate feelings, thoughts and beliefs. The Therapeutic Relationship I offer is based on trust and ease, to journey through life's difficulties with you in aid to overcome hardships and help you find the tools to aid a change of life for the better.
The therapeutic relationship encourages self- discovery, confidence, acceptance and helps light the way in the experience of freedom to be oneself.
The counselling I offer is integrative which means my work can be drawn from a number of modules such as a Person Centred Approach, a Psychodynamic perspective, Existential Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. This depends on the presenting issue and discovering the best way to work with individual clients and needs. Working integratively with individuals that have suffered and are suffering enables them to gain and take home the confidence and the experience of the relationship that assists them through some unmanageable times often giving vital support at critical times in their lives, that they may not have had the opportunity or the confidence to seek before.
Often time to talk is helpful in expressing feelings, being heard and gaining self-understanding.
I work from a very private practice in Warlingham, and appointments can be arranged to suit a convenient time with you. I can also offer telephone counselling and counselling online via Skype. Each session is for 50 minutes. Work can be a limited or open ended and this will be discussed in the initial meeting and guided by yourself.
I offer an initial session to discover if the work we can explore together can be helpful to you. My work is based on trust and genuineness. It is crucial to find the right therapist for you so as the work and time that you have invested in can be built on and prove to be successful.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a BSc (hons) degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and studied at Roehampton University.
I am a full member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and uphold their ethical boundaries and guidelines.
I hold public liability insurance through Holistic Insurance.
I have worked closely with Domestic Violence victims, survivors and perpetrators and also with their families to help rebuild self esteem, confidence and their everyday life.
I have worked with relationship breakdowns between couples and families.
I have also worked with schools, Primary and Secondary, assisting Learning Mentors who work passionately with children suffering Aspergers, ADHD, Autism, emotional, behaviour, learning difficulties and parental deprivation.
My work has covered areas in addictions, drug and alcohol abuse, emotional and sexual abuse,, depression, anxiety, low self esteem, self harm, relationship breakdowns,bereavements and suicide.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are per hour at £45.00
An initial assessment (the first meeting for 30 mins) is £25.00.
If you feel that I may be able to help you then please do not hesitate to give me a call for an informal discussion and to arrange a possible meeting. All phone calls are in complete confidence as are our sessions together whether that be an initial assessment only or in any future work we may do.