Suzy Michaels. Dip. MBACP
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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 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.
Due to the uncertainty with COVID, I am currently offering online counselling with the view to begin face-to-face work when safe to do so.
I can offer a free half-hour telephone conversation to discuss your needs. This and the first 50-minute session 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 have five years of experience counselling adults working in private practice and volunteering in the charitable sector. I currently run a busy clinical practice and I'm a Mentor for young people in a secondary school setting. I have a background working in education and as a School Counsellor.
I hold full professional indemnity and public liability insurance and have an up-to-date DBS certificate.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I currently have some availability. Do get in touch for 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.