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Michelle White MBCAP, Dip. Counsellor & Supervisor

Bedford MK42 & Olney MK46
07890653569 07890653569

About me

There are many reasons people seek counselling, and although this can be difficult it can really help you to take control of your life enabling you to make decisions that better server your needs and wants.  I offer a safe confidential space for you to talk about whatever is important to you.  I am an experienced Counsellor and provide safe, non-judgmental environment, a genuine and authentic relationship accepting you as you are where you are.  I hope to accompany you in your journey exploring your worries and experiences from your perspective and what this mean to you.  Counselling is a process through which the client becomes more able to freely express difficult feelings and emotions which lead to improved  self-awareness and change.

I have worked with a wide range of diversity in a range different of settings for a number of years including mainstream and SEN schools, Trauma & Bereavement and Mental Health.  I work therapeutically with both children and adults using an Integrative approach, meaning I use a variety of approaches along with my knowledge and skills to draw on interventions to tailor my approach for individual clients.  I believe the client has what they need to heal their own wounds and live life to their full potential I am able to connect the client to their inner healing abilities.  My specialism has been working with clients effected by Trauma and Bereavement and the long lasting impact these issues can have living day to day long after events have happened.  I also work effectively with a wide range of issues in particular, Anxiety and Depression, Childhood Trauma or Abuse, Relationship Issues, Dissociative Disorders, Children with special educational needs including Autism and ADHD.

Sometimes it can be difficult to the find the words and for some talking is not easy or doesn't feel safe, I am also a trained Brainspotting Therapist.  This is a brain based tool which locates points in the visual field that help access unprocessed trauma in the Sub-Cortical brain, regulating the Amygdala the emotional centre of the brain.  It works by finding a somatic que in the face or body, followed by mindful processing of trauma and other issues held in the brain and body.  I have used this intervention for various issues including physical pain.  In Brainspotting we believe where you look affects how you feel. This technique has been proven to be an effective treatment for trauma and other emotional and psychological issues.  Brainspotting activates the body's innate ability to heal itself.  With any therapeutic work it is the relationship that heals and finding the right Counsellor is key.  If you would like any further information or would like to book a session with me please do get in touch.

I offer a free 30 minute telephone assessment to discuss your concerns and together we can decide if I would be the right Counsellor for you at this time. I currently work in two locations, Bedford and Olney and currently offering face to face and online services.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills,
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 6 Certificate in Counselling Supervision.
  • Brainspotting (Phase 3 completed)

Brainspotting is a brain body therapy (derived from EMDR) which taps into the brains natural self-scanning and self-healing ability to help process and down regulate the amygdala the emotional center of the brain. For further information please visit www.bspuk.co.uk Brainspotting is approved by The British Psychological Society.

I attend regular Supervision and CPD training to update my skills and knowledge in different areas.  Fully Insured and Registerd Member of BACP.

Experience

I have nearly 10 years counselling experience and I currently work in Private Practice and in two locations Bedford and Olney.  Previous to this I have worked in a variety of settings with a wide range of diverse clients and presenting issues.

These have included both SEN and mainstream schools, MIND Mental health Charity and The Road Victims Trust, who offer counselling support to families and individuals affected by the Impact of Fatal Road Collisions and Serious Injury. Most recently I have worked in a Private Psychology Practice in Milton Keynes offering Counselling & Supervision.

My passion is working with Trauma and Bereavement and have significant knowledge and experience in this field.  My other specialism is working with children including children with special educational needs including autism.  I use a range of Play Therapy techniques and will be completing Theraplay Level 2 training in September 2020 an approach working with children and parents,

I believe everyone has within themselves the power and ability to heal themselves.  With counselling an individual can learn to connect to themselves to actualize and fulfill their potential.  I work with what ever the client brings and believe in working with the mind and body to help heal both the physical and emotional pain.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy

Fees

£45.00 Counselling session (50 min)

£50.00 Supervision (1 hour) I offer discounted rate for trainee Counsellors.

I also have some availability to offer concessions for some clients please call to discuss further.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

If you are interested in finding out more about my the work I do please give me a call or drop me an email to discuss your needs further.

I am fully insured and as a Registered Member of the BACP I work with the professional organisations Ethical framework please visit www.bacp.co.uk for further information.

18a High Street
Olney
Buckinghamshire
MK46 4EB

Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK42

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Unfortunately there is no wheelchair access in the buildings I currently use. However I would consider home visits for disabled clients.

Availability

I have daytime and evening appointments available.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Supervision

I’m a qualified and experienced Clinical Supervisor and have worked with a diverse range of Counsellors over the years, both qualified and in training, in a range of settings and client groups.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Michelle White MBCAP, Dip. Counsellor & Supervisor

Michelle White MBCAP, Dip. Counsellor & Supervisor