Michelle Overton MBACP (Accredited) Counsellor / Clinical Supervisor
We are living in unprecedented times and it could be that you are experiencing a whole range of emotions, from feeling stressed and anxious to world weary. What would be helpful? Online counselling provides an opportunity to explore personal difficulty in a safe contained, confidential and supportive environment. This may include expressing feelings that are painful, and which many of us experience at certain times in our lives. Counselling can help you to gain clarity into how you are feeling, support you to manage uncertainty and enable you to bring about changes in your life. Or let go of what cannot be changed.
I am an experienced and compassionate counsellor who strongly believes counselling works, when you are able to build a trusting relationship with your counsellor. It is important for you to feel heard and understood and that you can speak openly about your experiences without concern that you will be judged. We can find coping strategies that work for you.
Recommendations:"Michelle is an experienced practitioner. She is open and warm as well as boundaried, making you feel safe. She has lot of tools in her box to explore and help you understand yourself. She has listened to me and thought creatively with me to help me resolve problems in my life or at the very least feel really understood and cared about" - SC
Supervision provides you the supervisee with a reflective space to explore your work and supports your sustainability and resilience whilst you are supporting your clients. It gives you an opportunity to grow and develop your practice, whilst providing a framework to check you are working to the best of your ability to keep your clients safe and adhering to professional and ethical guidelines. Click on the link to my website for more information about supervision.
Recommendations: ‘Michelle adopts a flexible integrative approach to supervision always maintaining high standards and working in an ethical, boundaried and professional manner, I have found her knowledgeable and insightful which has helped me to consider alternative hypothesis, approaches and viewpoints with regard to my clients and this has benefited my practice enormously ‘ – MG
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified counsellor with over 10 years of counselling and supervision experience. I specialise in Person Centred Counselling and Solution Focussed Therapy and I am an accredited registered member of one of the major professional bodies the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
Over the last fifteen years I have had experience of working therapeutically with adults and young people in many different settings, including domestic abuse, supporting people living with HIV and in a higher educational setting. For the last eight years I have been working in university’s as a Senior Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor and I have successfully set up & managed a counselling service in a university’s halls of residence for students.
My qualifications include:
Diploma in Counselling Supervision
Diploma Theory and Practice of Person Centred Counselling
OCST 1 – Online Counselling Certificate
Certificate in Counselling Studies
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Fee’s: £50 per session for counselling.
Reduced fees are offered for trainee counsellors who are seeking counselling and they ask.
Concessions offered for
Life can be difficult with or without the COVID-19. If you would like to work together we can explore which is the best mode of online therapy for you, either via email, face time/zoom or over the telephone. Online counselling gives you the opportunity to access support at a time and in a place which is convenient to you. Click on the link to my website to learn more about how I can help you.