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About me

For many people the thought of seeing a counsellor is a big decision and can be very daunting. I hope my profile page informs you about the counselling services I offer and how this can help you, please visit my website www.counsellingwithcare.com

Where to start

Whether  you have had previous counselling experience or none at all and are undecided if counselling is for you, come along for a first session. The session will give you an opportunity to decide if counselling is the right approach, you don’t have to decide there and then, take the time to process and decide if counselling with me​ is the way forward.

During our counselling sessions I will support you to work towards the outcomes you seek by providing a safe and non judgemental space. A relationship where you can be reflective, feel cared for and listened to.

Counselling can be challenging and emotionally exhausting. I aim to support you every step of this journey.

Research indicates that it is the relationship between the therapist and the client/patient which is the defining factor in the treatment. Choosing the right therapist for you is an important part to the start of your counselling journey

I work with many areas, feeling sad, anxious, relationship issues, depression, generalised anxiety disorder, bipolar/manic depression, postnatal depression and many more

About me

As a counsellor for over 15 years, I have extensive experience with couple counselling, individuals, families and children. I have counselled for Relate, GP Surgeries, primary and secondary schools, in private practice and family homes.

I have a private practise from my home, in a lodge in the garden providing a tranquil setting. There is parking available for clients, making the process as easy as possible. I provide sessions during the day and evening and work with individuals, couples, teenagers, children and families. Along with my private practise I work in a primary and secondary school and have my own counselling company.

Some testimonials, please see my website for more testimonials and more information on how I can help you.

"As a student studying for a diploma in counselling I am required to be in counselling myself and I have been seeing Michelle for well over a year now. I have found the whole experience of getting to know myself better an interesting and fulfilling process; I have felt completely safe and comfortable with Michelle in her cosy room in the garden and have great respect for her warmth and wisdom. I always feel that our sessions are accepting, nonthreatening and yet challenging and that we are working together on equal ground. I have got a huge amount from working with Michelle and I can't recommend her highly enough."


"I would like to thank you so much for all your help and support over the last few months, through our (more Charlie) difficult and emotional time. Thank you again you have been fantastic"


Please visit my website www.counsellingwithcare.com for more information on my counselling approach and about counselling. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Training, qualifications & experience

My Qualifications

  • Qualified Supervisor
  • Diploma in Integrative counselling awarded with credit, Kent and Medway NHS and social care partnership trust
  • BACP (British Association Counselling Psychotherapist) accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
  • Graduate Certificate in Couple Counselling University East London
  • UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist

I am an accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and with United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapist (UKRCP). I am committed to undertaking regular supervision and practising within the BACP ethical framework.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am a qualified supervisor, currently providing Supervision for counsellors and support staff/teachers in schools and I provide Coaching for companies with their employees. Please visit my website for more information www.counsellingwithcare.com

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • BUPA
  • HealthAssured
  • Aviva
  • WPA

Additional information

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
£50.00 individual
£60.00 Couples
£60.00 Family
£50.00 Supervision

Monday to Friday 5pm to 10pm and Saturdays 9am till 12

£60.00 Individual
£70.00 Couple and Family Counselling

Home Visits

Price will vary depending on location, price will include time travelled.

students or individuals on low incomes.

Please call or email me if you would like to discuss an appointment or if you have any questions.

or visit my website www.counsellingwithcare.com


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm, Saturdays 9am to 12pm

Further information

I offer walking therapy to enable clients who are currently struggling emotionally with the lock down but prefer not to be in a room. Walking therapy is a great way to access support as well as receiving the benefits of being in the fresh air. The route we take is moderate walking across the Kent Country side.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My practise is in a private lodge in my garden, I do have toilet facilities in my home clients can use. This is all on one level.


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Counselling can be a demanding role emotionally, I will support you and hold you in your client work. I offer out of supervision support if needed.

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Michelle Rumsey

Michelle Rumsey