Michelle Vickers Counsellor to Adults/Young People and Clinical Supervisor
Hello, I am Michelle. I am a Therapeutic Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor.
I have a private practice in Queensbury in West Yorkshire, where I work with Adults (Individual and couples), Children and young people.
I am able to support client's from a wider geographical area online or in person and I am able to work with client's UK wide and Over sea's.
I consider myself to have a broad range of training in many areas however, my specialisms are working with panic attacks, anxiety disorders, obsessive thinking and phobias, depression, bereavement, grief and loss.
I have extensive experience of supporting clients with symptoms of anxiety and panic and many years ago, I self created an online resource to help people understand these difficult symptoms and to facilitate their recovery. In addition, I have extensive experience of counselling both adults, children and young people within a hospice setting. I offered pre and post bereavement support as well as supporting clients within their last twelve months of life after receiving a terminal diagnosis.
Client 'Fear Monster' Workshops.
Throughout the year, I facilitate a series of workshops for small groups of up to 6 clients via zoom who wish to learn about my fear monster (TM) concept in order to help them to understand and regain quality of life from anxious symptoms.
you can register to attend via: https://www.itsjustafeeling.co.uk/anxiety-workshop-day-with-michelle
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 Claire 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.
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
You are a very approachable and professional lady, my confidence has improved and general well being.
The experience has been very valuable for me and I have finished the process with much more hope than when I started.
Life improved, good outlook, clearer thoughts, very supportive, Great!
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.
I'm feeling less anxious, I definitely would recommend, very good quality and professional service.
Testimonials Children and Young People
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)
.... 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, 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)
Michelle has always been very approachable and easy for.... to relate to. Saturday sessions at Michelle's home greatly appreciated. I would not hesitate to recommend, flexible and adaptable, open minded (Parent 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)
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.
A little bit more about me and my work
The foundation of my therapeutic work is Person Centered, 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 am a qualified Life Coach and I have additional training in Couples Therapy, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Working with Nightmares and Dreams, Shadow Therapy and working with LGBT people.
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.
Continuous training to advance my own knowledge is important to me in order to provide the best support to my client's. I am currently studying towards a Masters degree on Understanding Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse.
My Therapy Room and Farm
My aim is 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 am based on a farm and may use therapeutic time with the animals as part of the therapy process if appropriate.
I hold a current DBS Certificate and I am fully insured. I receive regular clinical supervision to ensure that I provide the best possible care for my client's and to ensure I continue to work ethically and professionally.
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
Bsc Honours in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children (Obtained with CPCAB, Place2be with relevant practice hours)
Diploma in Child and Adolescent Counselling
LCPD Diploma in the Practice of Clinical Supervision
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
Certificate in Couples Therapy
TA101 (Transactional Analysis)
Working Therapeutically with Nightmares and Dreams (Trauma)
Working with LGBT People
Diploma in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Diploma in Shadow Mastery
Difference and Diversity
Children's emotional well being
Helping children to tell their stories
Working with Metaphor
Endings with Children
DBS Checked and Fully insured.
I am registered with the BACP. I am qualified to work with Adults, Children and Young People.
I work extensively supporting clients who are experiencing stress, anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive thinking and phobias. I see clients one to one and I also facilitate my Fear Monster Training workshops throughout the year both online and in person. 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 clients within bereavement, grief and loss. In addition I have worked extensively with young people who self-harm.
I am currently working towards:
Masters degree in understanding domestic violence and sexual abuse
Neuro Linguistic Practitioner
Neuro Linguistic Master Practitioner
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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 (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. (50 Minutes)
Couple Therapy £70 (1 hour)
Fear Monster workshop days are priced at £65 per delegate. There are days available for clients and days available as CPD for qualified and student practitioners. www.itsjustafeeling.co.uk
My websites are:
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, concessionary rates are only offered to Counsellors in training.
Concessions offered for
Flexible appointments available, please call or in fact complete the secure online referral form on the web sites to book an appointment.