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MBACP

About me

As your Counsellor, I want to ensure that you feel comfortable, relaxed and welcomed with my warmth in our sessions together. I understand that counselling can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming for some, so I hope I can make this process easier for you by answering your questions and any concerns you have via email/phone.

I am currently offering sessions online and via telephone due to COVID-19.

I use an Integrative approach (Psychodynamic and Person Centred) to help you explore what is causing your problems in life and create a bespoke program to help you begin to approach life in a more open and productive way. This will help you gain a greater insight into your problems which leads to a better wellbeing.

As an experienced counsellor I am aware that we all, at some point may find life a struggle, reflect on a different future, feel alone, overwhelmed, worried and guilty. This can leave you feeling worried, anxious and down. It can be just at these times when it feels difficult to reach out and ask for help. Counselling with myself in a confidential setting will help you work through those barriers. Our sessions together will give you a chance to talk through your worries; think about where you are right now; find out more about yourself and, over time, give you more choices about your future.

I want to help you reach your goal. I have aided many people through this process and seen them flourish to a more confident, happy and enriched self.

If you would like to make a change and would like to start this therapeutic journey together, then email or phone me to arrange your first session. You can decide whether you would like the sessions to take place at my home, at a centre, by telephone, Skype or at your home. After your first session you can decide whether you would like to continue with the counselling and if yes, then if the sessions are to take place weekly or fortnightly.

I have extensive experience working with men and women who have suffered from domestic abuse, bereavement, relationship issues, family issues, anger and pain.

I look forward to our therapeutic journey together.

Michelle Qureshi

Training, qualifications & experience

I am experienced with working with men and women who have/are experiencing domestic abuse, abuse, relationship issues, family issues, depression, anxiety, anger, isolation, parenting, anger and pain. I have also trained as a bereavement counsellor and I have worked at a school for many years counselling both parents and children.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

  • £45 per 50 minute session

  • £35 for students

When I work

Evenings 6.30pm - 9pm, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs.
Daytime 9am - 3pm, Thurs, Fri.

Further information

Home visits available - Streatham, Clapham, Balham, Dulwich, Croydon, Brixton.

Clapham High Street, London, SW4

Streatham, London, SW16

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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