Michelle Higgins

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MA MBACP (Snr Accred)
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Hoylake, Wirral, CH47
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Supervision details

I offer a warm, collaborative and non-judgemental approach where you can explore the many different aspects of your work and professional development. I am a humanistic therapist and the person centred approach is central to my work, though I utilise a range of different modalities in response to client needs. My supervisory practice is underpinned by the Hawkins and Shohet model of supervision combined with developmental and cyclical models.

My intention is to help you feel safe and comfortable so that you can reflect on your successes as well as the aspects about your work that, perhaps, you are less confident about, or feel you need to develop. You can use sessions with me to explore and develop insights about your ideas, responses, struggles and challenges in your work with clients, as well as paying attention to what is working well and sharing your achievements. 

In my therapy work, I work with adult clients, children and young people. I use creativity in my therapy work where appropriate. 

I know that working with children and young people (CYP) as a counsellor is not easy.  Doing bold, brave and meaningful work with CYP is so rewarding but challenging. Managing the systems around the child, containing risk, maintaining safety and enabling CYP to trust in our confidentiality agreement so that they can begin to open up and tell their stories is demanding in different ways to working with adults. If you work with CYP, I would love to support you in this work. 

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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.

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

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Hoylake, Wirral, CH47

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I am a senior registered and accredited therapist and supervisor (MA MBACP Snr Accred).

Michelle Higgins
Michelle Higgins