Dr Michelle Tuckey
I am a clinical psychologist who specialises in working with children, adolescents and families. I have a detailed understanding and a particular interest in child development, from conception to early adulthood. I have over 20 years experience of working in the NHS and have now established a private practice. I work flexible hours Monday to Saturday and can offer evening appointments.
I believe therapy/counselling should be relationship driven and provide a safe, non judgemental space for people to explore their worries and difficulties using evidence based theories. People often enter therapy in order to try and remove or alleviate problems in their lives, emotional or physical, feelings of depression or anxiety, relationship difficulties or being stuck with a heavy feeling of unhappiness that they can't make sense of. Parenting is a very demanding role, support and self care are essential to fulfil this role to the best of our ability. It can often be a worrying time that causes a great deal of distress when parent child relationships do not go as well as hoped for despite our very best efforts. Through the process of talking I aim to help people understand what it is they are feeling and why. It can vary greatly as to how long it takes to do this and starts with building up a trusting relationship together that allows people to be open and honest with themselves, accessing feelings that they may or may not have been aware of before and create new insight and understanding.
My clinical psychology and family therapy training enables me to work flexibly and creatively with children and adults using a variety of theories and models to fit with the presenting problems and how you may want to work. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, (CBT) Systemic family therapy and psychodynamic models. Significant life events/crisis points such as bereavements, divorce/separation, job loss or accidents sometimes bring people into therapy. The work I offer can be short term (for example 6-12 weeks) or longer term work (up to several years) and is dependant on how much you may wish to explore your own personal growth and self-awareness.
I am also able to offer supervision to other Clinical Psychologists.
Training, qualifications & experience
Psychology and English Literature - (BA Hons) 1991 - 1994
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology - (DClin Psych) 1999 - 2003
Introductory Course in Family Therapy, 2003- 2004
Supervision Star Training - Leicester University 2012
Intermediate Course in Family Therapy, 2013 - 2014
OXPIP - Attachment and Bonding, 2014
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a particular interest in parent child attachment and relationship issues.
My Fees are £60 per hour, work may include parent/s and child for no extra cost. I offer a free telephone consultation if you wish to talk briefly before booking an appointment.
When a child,no matter how old, feels our acceptance, when s/he feels our love, not just for his easy to live with, loveable attractive self, but also for his difficult, repulsive, exasperating self, it feeds him and frees him to become more balanced and whole.