About me

Hello and thank you for visiting my page.

Taking those first steps isn't always easy but I offer a warm empathetic style, a non-judgemental safe contained space, and the experience of truly being listened to.

Not only can we think about what current issues you may be facing but we also look at difficulties rooted in the past that may be affecting how you cope today. By exploring what is troubling you and making sense of your experiences, together, we can bring about a deeper level of awareness and self-acceptance, bringing more meaning back into your life.

I am now offering face-to-face work with people who are not experiencing any COVID symptoms, along with a blended approach of online sessions. I have a dedicated room with its own access - it is a downstairs room, with one small step over the threshold.

I offer a free half-hour telephone conversation to discuss your needs and along with the first 50-minute session, both allow you the opportunity to know if you feel comfortable enough to continue with weekly sessions.

Once agreed, we will meet on the same day, at the same time, and go at a pace that's right for you.

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 hold full professional indemnity and public liability insurance and have an up-to-date DBS certificate.

I have valuable experience working with adults in private practice and volunteering within the charitable sector. I currently run my clinical practice incorporating a racial and cultural dialogue while continuing to develop my own awareness and having had a background working in the education sector for the last 15 years, I also mentor young people in a secondary school setting.

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.

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£50.00 per session

Availability

I currently have some availability. Do get in touch for further information.

Further information

I am very happy to answer any questions via phone or email and if you leave a message, I will respond during working hours and once I become available.

7A Fairway Close
Park Street
St Albans
Herts
AL2 2QX

Radlett
Hertfordshire
WD7

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

There is wheel chair access at my Kings Langley practice as it's all ground floor level, but there is a gravel drive and the front door is raised very slightly.

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Suzy Michaels

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