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About me

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. In addition, I am able to work with client's UK wide and Over sea's.

I 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 www.itsjustafeeling.co.uk.

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.

The Fear Monster Concept ® Workshop.

Throughout the year, I facilitate a series of workshops for small groups via zoom who wish to learn about my fear monster ® concept in order to help them to understand and regain quality of life from anxious symptoms.

This workshop is also available pre-recorded.

Testimonials Adults

Since undertaking the counselling, my understanding of the way I view myself and the world has changed beyond measure. As well as a gradual improvement in my well - being over the course of the sessions, I now have a stronger sense of empowerment and acceptance of ownership around my thoughts and feelings. This has had a big impact on my decision making and relationships with others already, and due to the internalisation of the strategies and processes, I anticipate this will continue. Michelle’s approach is very much about making the client feel at ease and in control, which she does by inspiring absolute confidence and trust in her. This makes the experience a hugely positive one. Having said that, the nature of counselling is that there are some challenging and upsetting moments. Michelle, even with the constraints placed on her by having to work online, was acutely aware of when it was becoming difficult and she very skilfully supported and directed me through these vulnerable moments. The blend of support and therapeutic engagement, with a more general sharing of hands on “life” skills and knowledge, make this counselling package hugely valuable as it is instantly relatable to the complexities of the real world. I would say this experience has undoubtedly helped me change my life.

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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.

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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

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You are a very approachable and professional lady, my confidence has improved and general well being.

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The experience has been very valuable for me and I have finished the process with much more hope than when I started.

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Life improved, good outlook, clearer thoughts, very supportive, Great!

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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.

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I'm feeling less anxious, I definitely would recommend, very good quality and professional service.

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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)

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.... 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)

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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)

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Thank you for everything (Young Person Feedback)

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Dear Michelle, Thank you for everything that you have done, you've helped me a lot so thank you (Young Person feedback)

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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.

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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 feel it important to work hollistically and intuitively, and hold an interest in the power of psycho-education, linking mind and body to create understanding around emotion to remove fear and create knowledge and empowerment.

I have additiona training in working with Couples, 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

My Qualifications.

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
Grief Scales
GDPR
Attachment Theory
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.

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

Masters degree in understanding domestic violence and sexual abuse

Neuro Linguistic Practitioner

Neuro Linguistic Master Practitioner

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I hold a interest in supporting those experiencing difficulty with body dysmorphia and self image.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fee's for counselling sessions are as follows:

Initial Introduction and Assessment Session £35.00 (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: £45.00 for both adults and children. (50 Minutes)

Couple Therapy £70 (1 hour)

Fear Monster workshop days are priced at £75.00 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:

www.itsjustafeeling.co.uk

www.michellevickers.co.uk (coming soon)

Payment Terms:

Payment is required in full, either by  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.

Availability

I offer flexible appointments throughout the week both face to face and online.

Further information

Flexible appointments available, please call or complete the secure online referral form on

www.michellevickers.co.uk

www.itsjustafeeling.co.uk

and I will be happy to come back to you to arrange a suitable time.

Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD13

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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

Supervision

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Hello there, I am Michelle and I am a Clinical Supervisor.

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Michelle Vickers Counsellor to Adults/Young People and Clinical Supervisor

Michelle Vickers Counsellor to Adults/Young People and Clinical Supervisor