Michelle Seabrook MA Registered MBACP(Accred)
Need a space to think, to talk, to be heard? I help individuals and businesses optimise mental 'wealth'.
I offer bespoke counselling, psychotherapy and professional support consultancy and training specifically regarding professional self-care, resilience and supervision in organisations and businesses. I work locally and nationally.
It's not always easy to ask for help, but there are times in our life when we need someone to talk to who is not a relative, partner or friend. I offer a professional, ethical and discreet way of working to help you manage your difficulties, giving you space to think through an issue at your own pace..
Throughout my career in the helping professions, I have been passionate about working with people in order for them to make changes to their life and develop a greater understanding of themselves. I have worked in a variety of settings in supporting people with a diverse range of issues. My broad range of experience means that I can tailor my approach to meet your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked within the helping professions in a variety of settings since 1999, working in charities, as a qualified probation officer as a counsellor since 2008.
I am an accredited, registered member of BACP. My clients needs are the primary focus of the therapy, so I can adapt the 'tools' I use to meet your needs. We can collaborate to find out what works for you.
I use a number of psychotherapy influences including Psychodynamic/Integrative/Pluralistic approaches and Cognitive-Behavioural techniques. I am competent in both long-term and short-term work and offer a 'steady presence' to my clients, working in a supportive, empathic and thoughtful manner. I value the importance of the therapeutic relationship and see this as being a key part of the healing process.
I have a special interest in resilience and self-care for professionals.
I am also a clinical supervisor - so take a look at my supervisors profile for more information.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer bespoke packages of professional self-care and support, consultancy and training to workers within the helping professions, such as NHS, education, emergency services, social care and the criminal justice system.
Each counselling session lasts 50 minutes.
Individual resilience/self-care consultancy for the helping professions last 1 hour
Please get in touch for current fee information.
Clinical Supervision fees vary so please get in touch to discuss.
In order to make therapy as accessible and affordable as possible to all I may be able to negotiate a reduced fee, so contact me to discuss what options may be available to you.