Michelle Vickers (MBACP) BSc (hons) (O.A.Dip, Children and Adolescents)
Hello, I am Michelle. I am a therapeutic Counsellor and I am trained to work with adults, children and young people.
My specialist areas are panic attacks, anxiety disorders, obsessive thinking and phobia's, depression, bereavement, grief and loss however, I have experience of working with all of the issues listed on my profile.
In addition to my private work, I am a children and young peoples counsellor within a local hospice, helping children and young people to express difficult feelings in relation to grief and loss. I have extensive experience of working with young people.
Within my hospice work I also support adult clients, pre and post bereavement as well as clients who are within their last twelve months of life after recieving a terminal diagnosis.
Throughout the year, I facilitate a series of workshops for small groups of upto 12 clients who wish to learn about my fear monster method of treating anxiety and panic- you can register to attend via https://www.itsjustafeeling.co.uk/anxiety-workshop-day-with-michelle
Michelle has been fantastic with ... he has looked forward to attending each week. Every time we enter the building we are greeted with the warmest of welcomes. Michelle has really listened to … and given him the tools he needs to be able to manage. I cannot express our thanks enough (Parent Feedback)
Michelle has always been very approchable and easy for.... to relate to. Saturday sessions at Michelles home greatly appreciated. I would not hesitate to recommend, flexable and adaptable, open minded (Parent Feedback)
I would recommend Michelle for support with anxiety and panic. I would say she is the best resource I have come across and I have looked at them all ! Even the sainted Clare Weekes. Michelle really does know how to succeed with panic anxiety and agoraphobia and sensibly prepares you for the fact that you must be vigilant of circumstances that could make you relapse but again tells you how to deal with those. (Adult Feedback)
'Thank you for everything' (Young Person Feedback)
'Dear Michelle, Thank you for everything that you have done, you've helped me a lot so thank you' (Young Person feedback)
'Thank you so much Michelle, you have been a huge help in getting me where I am at the minute. You are amazing and I will be forever grateful for your help, listening and understanding' (Adult Client feedback)
More about me
The foundation of my therapeutic work is Person Centred, however, I consider myself to be an Integrative Therapist, which means that use my knowledge and training in a number of different theories to meet the needs of each client that I work with.
I have training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Life Coaching, Transactional Analysis, Bereavement, Working with Nightmares and Dreams, and working with LGBT people.
In addition, I hold a BSc Honours Degree in Therapeutic Counselling and a Diploma in counselling children and adolescents as well as a Level four certificate in counselling children.
I aim to provide a safe and confidential space to my client's to enable them to explore their thoughts and feelings and I have no judgement.
I use a selection of tools, training, and experience to ensure I support clients as effectively as possible, using creative techniques as well as talking, whatever works best for the individual client.
I use two counselling rooms. One is based in Brighouse and the other in Queensbury. I am also able to conduct sessions via Skype for clients who may be further away.
I hold a current DBS Certificate and I am fully insured.
Please don't hesitate to contact me, should you have any questions, I will be glad to help.
I look forward to meeting you and offering support where I can.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
I am a qualified Therapeutic Counsellor with a BSc (hons) and a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
I am a qualified Children and young people's Counsellor with a Diploma in counselling Children and Adolescents and a Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children.
I work extensively supporting clients whom are experiencing stress, anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive thinking and phobia's. I see clients one to one and I also facilitate my Fear Monster Training workshops throughout the year. To enrol and attend a course please see more information here: https://www.itsjustafeeling.co.uk/anxiety-workshop-day-with-michelle
Due to a number of years working within end of life care, I also specialise in supporting client's within bereavement, grief and loss. In addition I have worked extensively with young people who self-harm.
Aside from my private practice and workshops I am employed as the children and young people's Counsellor at a Hospice in West Yorkshire, supporting children and young people through loss, grief and bereavement, within this work I also support the wider family.
In addition, I lend my support as a volunteer counsellor working with adult clients within the hospice in terms of working with families pre and post bereavement as well as clients who have been given a terminal diagnosis and are within their last twelve months of life.
My qualifications are:
- Bsc Honours in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children (Obtained with CPCAB, Place2be with relevent practice hours)
- Diploma in Child and Adolescent Counselling
- Level 3 Certificate in Life Coaching
- Safeguarding Level 1 Certificate (Care of children and vulnerable adults)
- Safeguarding Level 2 accredited (2018) (Care of children and vulnerable adults)
- Safeguarding Level 3 Accredited (2018) (Care of children and vulnerable adults)
- Prevent training Certificate
- DBS Checked and Fully insured.
I have additional Training in:
- Working Therapeutically with Nightmares and Dreams (Trauma)
- Working with LGBT People
- Grief Scales
- Attachment Theory
- Difference and Diversity
- Children's emotional wellbeing
- Helping children to tell their stories
- Working with Metaphor
- Endings with Children
I am currently working towards:
Neuro Lingustic Practitioner
Neuro Lingustic Master Practitioner
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- I work with adult client's who are within their last twelve months of life.
- I work with children and young people who may have a family member who is terminally ill, I work with pre and post bereavement.
My fee's for counselling sessions are as follows:
Initial Introduction and Assessment Session £30.00 This session will take upto 50 minutes. For children and young people, there must be an initial parent session prior to me working with the child or young person.
Individual Counselling Sessions: £40.00 for both adults and children. The session duration is 50 Minutes.
Student Counsellor or Counsellor in training Individual Sessions: £35.00. The session duration is 50 Minutes.
Fear Monster workshop days are priced at £65 per delegate, lunch, tea and coffee are included.
My websites are:
Additional Services that I provide:
Telephone and Skype Counselling is available for clients who live further away
Fear Monster workshop days are available for clients who wish to learn about anxiety and panic attacks and how to apply the Fear Monster method to facilitate their own recovery from these symptoms. To register for a place please visit https://www.itsjustafeeling.co.uk/anxiety-workshop-day-with-michelle
I provide bereavement counselling within schools working with Children and Young people pre and post bereavement. Please contact me for more information
I do provide a corporate counselling service throughout the UK. Please call to discuss if this will be your requirement.
My Payment Terms:
Payment is required in full, either by Paypal or bank transfer in advance of the session or during the session. Advance payment for subsequent sessions may be made.
Please note that I do not offer consessionary rates.
I am able to support client's with an option of two counselling rooms from either Brighouse or Queensbury in West Yorkshire
I also offer online and telephone counselling so I am able to support client's from a wider geographical area.
Flexible appointments available, please call or in fact complete the online referral form to book.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have flexible appointments available throughout the week.
Alternatively, I run a series of workshop dates throughout the year for support with anxiety and panic disorders.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|