Michaela (Mac) Wai

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Dip.PsychCouns MBACP
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Cheltenham GL50 & Crowthorne RG45
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Supervision details

I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist/Counsellor and Supervisor. My core training was accredited by the BPC, (British Psychoanalytic Council) and I am a registered Member of the BACP, as a Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Supervisior.

Although my modality underpins my work, I am supportive and encouraging with Supervisees working in different talking therapy modalities.

My professional experience is working with Adults and Children (12 plus) and I hold a complex caseload. 

Although Supervision can be (constructively) challenging, I feel there is room for creativity and mindful exploration within the unconscious processes.

I have the best interests of my Supervisees and their clients always in mind.

I have a strong personal and professional ethical code and work within the BACP code of ethics and guidelines. I will not work outside my level of competency and as such, if I am not able to work with you, I will take time and try to help you find the right Supervisor for you.

I actively encourage continual learning and training opportunities and I will adapt my practice to best suit your continuing needs,

I will invest in both you and your clients and offer space between sessions where there is (urgent) support needed.

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.

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

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Accredited Register Scheme

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The Practice Rooms, 32 Cambray Place, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1JP

Crowthorne, Berkshire, RG45

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My practice room in Cheltenham has stairs and no lift. My practice room in Crowthorne has easy access and plenty of safe free parking.

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Type of session

In person

I offer Psychodynamic Supervision for Counsellors and Counsellors in training, from my practice rooms in Cheltenham, Crowthorne and Online (via ZOOM).


Michaela (Mac) Wai
Michaela (Mac) Wai