Michelle Strange MBACP(accred)
Barnsbury Therapy Rooms
144 Liverpool Road
City Therapy Rooms
33 Furnival Street
I am an experienced integrative counsellor, offering empathetic and confidential counselling to individual clients from quiet and comfortable and convenient rooms in Barnsbury Therapy Rooms in Angel N1, and (from October 2018) City Therapy Rooms in Holborn EC4.
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 and loss, 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, or
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 a deep interest in secular mindfulness practice and teaching, and this informs my counselling work. My therapeutic work is also supported by ongoing personal supervision and further professional learning.
In addition to my private practice, I am an assessor and counselling supervisor at a community bereavement agency. 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, and have taught secular mindfulness meditation classes.
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
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Living with long-term or terminal illness.
£70 (N1) and £80 (EC4) for a 50 minute session.
I also undertake work for private health insurance companies - I am a Bupa registered assured-fees provider, and a recognised healthcare provider for Vitality.
I have a limited number of lower-cost places for clients on low incomes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
N1 rooms only. Please call before our first meeting if you wish to discuss accessibility. Although I am on the ground floor, access may not be suitable for some people with reduced mobility.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|