Michelle Strange MBACP(accred)
Barnsbury Therapy Rooms
144 Liverpool Road
I am an experienced and Accredited integrative counsellor, offering empathetic and confidential counselling to individual clients in Islington N1 and Stoke Newington N16, and surrounding areas.
I work with people who are experiencing problems in their lives. This may include depression, stress or anxiety, loneliness, relationship and family difficulties, low self-esteem, bereavement, illness and disability, anger, issues around sexuality and identity, problems related to work, or a more general sense of malaise or discontent.
Therapy can be focussed and shorter term, or address long-standing issues over a longer time-frame. I believe that it can help to talk things through with a trained person, and to have a safe space to explore what may be happening in your life. Sometimes we will look at past events to help us to understand the present. The work is collaborative and arises out of an equal relationship between therapist and client: I do not use a couch, make diagnoses, judge you or advise you how to do things. Counselling can help you to understand your life and relationships, and draw upon your own resources to find a way through.
For further information about me, and how counselling may help you, please visit my personal website www.michellestrange.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and fully comply with its Ethical Framework. I hold a BACP Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling from the Mary Ward Centre, and have undertaken further training in integrative counselling and contemporary psychotherapy at the Minster Centre. I have extensive experience of mindfulness practice, am a trained MBCT/MBSR teacher, and this informs my counselling work. My therapeutic work is supported by ongoing personal supervision and further professional learning.
In addition to my private practice, I am a counsellor and assessor at a bereavement agenc, and teach a regular drop-in mindfulness class. Over the years I have provided counselling/psychotherapy in two community-based counselling agencies, in a longer-term NHS psychotherapy service, and in short-term, focussed counselling services for staff and students in a London university.
I have many years of experience of working closely with people in difficult or distressing situations. Before re-training as a counsellor, I had a long career as a barrister in private practice in London.
I was inspired to become a counsellor by my own very positive experience of being a client in long-term therapy, which made lasting changes to how I saw and felt about my life.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Living with long-term or terminal illness.
£65-70 for a 50 minute session, depending on the time and location.
I also undertake work for private health insurance companies - I am a Bupa registered assured-fees provider, and a recognised healthcare provider for Vitality.
Some lower-cost places are available for clients on low incomes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please call me to discuss accessibility - access may not be suitable for all wheelchair users.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|