Michelle Swann

Michelle Swann

Maidstone
Kent
ME14

07515172736

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Maidstone
Kent
ME14

07515172736

About me

Hello and welcome, thank you for looking at my profile page.

Taking this first step and looking for a counsellor can be a very daunting experience and it's important you find the right counsellor for you.  Counselling can enhance your life and be an enlightening and enjoyable experience.

I run my own private practice, seeing clients from two locations, one in Maidstone town centre and the other in Boxley.

I believe that at some point in our lives, we would all benefit from some counselling to get us back on track.

I work as a humanistic / person-centred counsellor and use aspects of other psychological approaches such as CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy). I am aware that we are all different so I adapt my approach to best suit you, my client.

I understand that sometimes it's difficult to talk about our worries and fears so I can work creatively which can help you to explore your feelings in a different way.

I work in friendly, down to earth and compassionate way which builds a trusting therapeutic relationship and provides a warm, safe, respectful and non-judgemental environment for you to explore and express your feelings and emotions.

Counselling is a unique and individual experience which can enhance your life, it helps you to understand, be kind and begin to like yourself, allowing you to grow as a person and accept who you are.

I support both adults and young people with issues such as; anxiety, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, bereavement, gender identity, self-harm, relationship problems, eating disorders including obesity and many other problems that impact on us all.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered member of the BACP - British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - CPCAB

ABC Certificate in Counselling Skills

ABC introduction to Counselling

Training in CBT & Psychopathology of Obesity - (Bariatric Consultancy)

Experience of working with an obese client group and the psychological issues attached to eating.

Experience of working with young people in a college environment.

2 years working as an IAPT Employment Advisor (increasing access into psychological issues) - supporting individuals experiencing stress, anxiety and/or depression to maintain their employment.

Corporate counselling services - working with employers supporting staff with difficulties they may be experiencing inside and outside of the workplace.

I currently undertake sessional work as an IAPT Psychological Therapist for Addaction.

Running my own private practice.

Prior to my counselling career, I worked for 15 years as a Human Resources Consultant for a local charitable organisation who support individuals with mental health and learning disabilities.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

£40 for a 50 minute session for one to one counselling.

Our first session will be an assessment where we can discuss and decide if we both believe that we can work together effectively.

I offer reduced rates in times of hardship, for students and trainee counsellors so please do ask.

Maps & Directions

Maidstone, ME14

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Mon & Tuesday between 10am - 3pm Saturday morning Tues & Wednesday evenings - last appointment 8pm-9pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults