Michelle Whiteside

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Dip, Post Grad. Dip. UKCP BACP (Accred)
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Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I have been a qualified BACP Accredited counsellor since 2006. A post grad UKCP Reg psychotherapist and supervisor since 2010. My training at Revision Centre for Integrative Psychosynthesis in London is a Transpersonal approach.

Psychosynthesis is described as depth psychology, exploring our shadows (our unclaimed aspects of us) to reveal the heights and the depths of who we can be. I hold body, mind, soul and spirit in awareness through the journey of therapy to unveil the true self. I am also a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction group teacher, teaching many groups and 1:1 the 8 week programme since 2010.  In 2016 I qualified as a wild therapist taking therapy outside to open up to another way of exploring the wildness of who we can be and are. I have more recently qualified as an Essential Somatics Movement Teacher to fully integrate my work with the body to a deeper more holistic level.

I am presently into the 2nd year of a 2 years Masters Mindfulness Teacher training with Tara Bach and Jack Kornfield. I have a small practice over three days near Banff and Turriff in Aberdeenshire where I work face to face and online with clients and supervisees.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a UKCP Reg Psychotherapist Post Grad & Reg Supervisor Post Grad (2010). BACP Accredited Counsellor (Diploma 2006). Certificated Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher (2010). Certificated Group Training (1 year course 2014) Certificated Wild Therapist (1 year course 2016). Certificated Essentials Somatics Movement Teacher (18 months course 2022).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy


£50.00 - £60.00

Additional information

I have tried to keep my fees to an affordable amount and ask the client to choose what they would like to pay between £50 & £60.

I also have a 24 hour cancellation policy where a full charge is made if 24 hours notice is not given. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

My working hours are 10am with the last appointment at 4pm Monday to Wednesday.

I offer a free 15 minute chat to see if I am the right therapist for you.

Further information

Although the main of my work is long term 6 months plus I do have a good deal of experience with the short term model, so please ask if you know you only need a short time. I see clients weekly.

Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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In person

Supervision is a place of exploration, challenge and support. An opportunity for unraveling the work bringing depth and understanding to the process.

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Michelle Whiteside
Michelle Whiteside