Suzy Michaels. Dip. MBACP
Hello... Thank you for looking at my page. I realise it isn't easy taking those first steps towards counselling, but I can offer warm and approachable, safe and contained weekly 50-minute sessions where you have the space to be heard.
Facing those unlit corners can feel scary, and difficult childhoods, relationship problems, loss and bereavement can hold us back. How we deal with life is greatly influenced by the way we feel about ourselves, our sense of self-worth, confidence and mood and perhaps you may be asking yourself how can I do this?
Working through current struggles and addressing difficulties rooted in the past, makes space for a more coherent understanding of our patterns. Together, this gradual exploration helps bring about a deeper level of awareness and self-acceptance, bringing more meaning back into everyday life.
I work with individuals all with a wide range of issues. I offer short-term (8-16 weeks), or open-ended counselling which gives us the chance to look more closely at deep-seated emotional issues. I am happy to answer any questions via phone or email and if you leave a message, I will try to respond within 24 hours.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
I have experience working with adults in the charitable sector and in private practice, and have a background in education and working as a School Counsellor and Mentor.
I hold a full professional indemnity and public liability insurance and have an up to date DBS certificate and maintain regular continued professional development.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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£50.00 per session
I am very happy to answer any questions via phone or email and if you leave a message, I will try to respond within 24 hours.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client