Michelle Vickers

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Psychotherapy, EMDR, EFT, Supervision & CPD
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Limited availability

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Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD13
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

 A warm welcome to my profile. 

I am an accredited Psychotherapist offering, Talking therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) and the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) for adults.

I am able to support in person sessions within a comfortable and welcoming therapy space, or online meetings for those who do not wish to attend in person, or are from a wider geographical area.

I welcome referrals throughout the United Kingdom, and I am able to work with over sea's client's within a number of countries.

I am an integrative therapist, with the foundation of my therapeutic approach being Person-Centered. This means that creating an environment that places emphasis on and building both trust and security, without judgement, will form the basis for our work together.

My commitment to continuous training leads me to study in different area's of wellbeing. I feel that the more knowledge I have, the greater my ability to understand and support a diverse client base.

There are a number of specific areas in which I hold higher level qualifications and a deeper level of knowledge and understanding. These are:

Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse

I hold a Masters Degree in domestic violence and sexual abuse. I work sensitively with those who have experienced dysfunctional family and intimate relationships that are now impacting their wellbeing as adults, and those that have experienced early trauma and/or abuse.

Panic Attacks, Anxious Feelings, Obsessive thinking, Phobia's

I have over twenty four years’ experience of supporting those whom are experiencing difficulty with anxious and panic driven feelings.  I have created a specific website resource www.itsjustafeeling.co.uk where you are able to visit and learn more about the work I do in this area.

Early Trauma, Traumatic Events, Flashbacks and Post Traumatic Stress

I hold a particular interest in early trauma and the ongoing impact to future wellbeing and relating.  I have experience of supporting adults and young people who have experienced traumatic events, or who are experiencing Complex- Post Traumatic Stress, Post Traumatic Stress and/or flashbacks, where the past continues to impact the present. I work in a trauma informed way to support you in learning how to manage your symptoms and to process your trauma through a greater understanding of who you are and what has happened to you. 

Bereavement, Grief and Loss

I have spent a number of years supporting death, dying, bereavement and loss within a hospice based environment. Supporting people whom have experienced the death of a loved one or people who are dying remains a fundamental part of my practice.

Testimonials

‘Michelle helped me to find ways to express my feelings, she was someone I saw once a week that helped to save my life. I now know how to solve and face life's struggles and learn in my own self how to acknowledge these feelings. I have learnt that it is OK to feel them. I still have some struggles but I can cope now. Michelle saved my life and stopped me when I was going to rock bottom.  I now love myself and I am more independent. It has been life changing to me and my life’ (Young Person)

***** is such a strong independent individual now. Thank you, you have helped our daughter to become strong again. She has more self-confidence, is happier, sleeps, and we have our daughter back again. From the first phone call,  we have found the counselling service excellent and we are so pleased we sent our daughter to Michelle’ (Parent Feedback)

‘Full details given at the assessment session, I knew what to expect. Michelle has always shown respect and interest towards my religious and cultural values/ beliefs which has been fundamental for me. It has been brilliant and has helped me enormously, I am forward thinking and back to my positive confident self once again’ (Adult Feedback)

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I receive regular clinical supervision to ensure that I remain ethical in my approach and to ensure that I am able to best support those who work with me. I am DBS checked and insured.

Please don't hesitate to contact me, should you have any questions, I will be glad to help, thank you.

Training, qualifications & experience

My Qualifications.

Masters degree (MA) in Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse

Bsc (hons) degree in Therapeutic Counselling

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts

LCPD Diploma in the practice of Clinical Supervision

EMDR Part 1 (EMDR-Europe Association) 

EMDR Part 2 (EMDR-Europe Association)

Qualified Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO) 

Diploma with distinction in Child and Adolescent Counselling

Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children (CPCAB)

Certificate in working with Couples Therapeutically

Certificate in an Introduction to Gestalt and Parts Therapy

Diploma with Distinction in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Level 3 Certificate in Life Coaching

TA101

Applied Emotional Freedom Technique Level two Practitioner

Certificate in working therapeutically with Nightmares and Dreams

Certificate in dealing with Controlling, Intimidating and Manipulative personalities

Certificate in working with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Working with Essential Obesity

Certificate in working with awareness with people of the LGBT Community

Certificate in Understanding Hate Crime

Certificate in working with attachment theory with children and young people

Certificate in working with difference and diversity with children and young people

Certificate in working with Children’s emotional wellbeing

Certificate in supporting children and young people to tell their stories

Certificate in working with metaphor with children and young people

Certificate in working with endings with children and young people

I have registration at the level of Accredited Professional Registrant (PNCPS Acc.) with the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society.

I am DBS checked and fully insured.

Continuous professional development is important to me and I am currently working towards:

EMDR Part three (April 2024)

EMDR for Children and Young People (June 2024)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I hold a interest in supporting those experiencing difficulty with the effects of early trauma and to support those from homes where they experienced the impact of narcissistic abuse,  coercion, gaslighting, neglect,  lack of love, physical abuse, sexual abuse.

My intention is to support you in making sense of what has happened to you, but more importantly, to explore the impact that your past may be having on your present life, and to support you in working towards a future you may choose.

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Fees

£55.00 - £60.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fee's for counselling sessions are as follows:

Adult's

  • Initial Introduction and Initial Assessment Session: £50.00 (50 Minutes)
  • Psychotherapy sessions for Adults: £55.00 (50 Minutes)
  • EMDR/ Combined Therapy sessions for Adults: £60.00 (Per Hour)
  • Individual Psychotherapy for Student Therapists £50.00 (50 Minutes)
  • Individual Emotional Freedom Technique Session for Adults: £60.00 (Per Hour)

My websites are:

www.itsjustafeeling.co.uk

www.michellevickers.co.uk

There is lots of information on both websites for your reference.

Payment Terms:

Payment is required in full, either by  bank transfer 24 hours in advance of each session or by prior arrangement in cash during the session. Advance payment for subsequent sessions may be made.

Please be aware that it is my policy is to charge the full fee for any session that is cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.

When I work

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My availability can vary week by week. Please could I ask that you contact me in the first instance, so that I am able to provide you with an understanding of my current availability.

Further information

I work with people throughout the world whom have experienced symptoms of anxiety and panic through my online resource www.itsjustafeeling.co.uk. My aim is to support people to understand their anxious feelings and to work with their feelings in a way in which maintains their inner peace and wellbeing. 

I have a Masters degree in Domestic and Sexual Abuse. This study has lead me to evaluate how we approach these important subjects, as individuals, professionals and services.

A large part of my contribution to this cause is my advocacy for improving services dedicated to supporting children and young people. 

Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD13

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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Parking during sessions is free and is available on the premises.

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

Qualified Clinical Supervisor, supervising the ethical practice of adults, children and young people. Individual and group work available.

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Michelle Vickers
Michelle Vickers