I am an experienced and Accredited integrative counsellor, offering warm, empathetic and confidential counselling to individual clients.
I work with a wide range of people who are experiencing problems, and I believe that counselling can help you to understand what is going on for you, to feel clearer about what you need and what you want.
I am also a qualified counselling supervisor, and offer professional supervision to individuals and groups of trainee or qualified therapists.
Counselling with Michelle Strange
Counselling can be focussed and shorter term, or address long-standing issues over a longer time-frame. I believe that can help to talk things through with a trained person, and have a safe space to explore what may be happening in your life. Sometimes we will look at past events to help us to understand the present.
The work is collaborative and arises out of an equal relationship between therapist and client: I do not use a couch, make diagnoses, judge you or advise you how to do things. Counselling can help you to understand your life and relationships, and draw upon your own resources to find a way through.
For further information about how I work, and how counselling may help you, please visit my personal website www.michellestrange.co.uk
Supervision with Michelle Strange
If you are a therapist looking for individual or group supervision, please visit the Supervision section of my personal website.
Areas I work with:
- Anxiety and panic
- Bereavement and grief
- Family Issues
- Gender and Sexual Diversity
- living with disability, long-term health problems, or terminal illness
- Parenting/ step parenting
- Relationship Issues
- Sexual and/or Physical Abuse in Childhood
- Sexuality and Sexual issues
- Work related issues
Qualifications, Training and Experience:
I am a Registered and Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). My work is integrative and relational, drawing particularly on humanistic, psychodynamic and contemporary attachment theories. I have a strong interest in mindfulness-based approaches to therapy, and where appropriate I can offer to incorporate some mindfulness practices into my work with individual clients.
I hold a Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling from the Mary Ward Centre, and undertook further study in integrative counselling and contemporary psychotherapy at the Minster Centre. I have a Diploma in Relational Mindfulness from the Karuna Institute, and completed both Level 1 Teacher Training and Mindfulness One-to-one at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University. I am also a qualified supervisor, with a CPACAB Certificate in Therapeutic Supervision. I am supported by ongoing mindfulness-based professional supervision, ongoing CPD, and am currently undertaking further training in couples counselling.
I see private clients and supervise therapists at Barnsbury Therapy Rooms and City Therapy Rooms in Holborn EC4. I also work as a counselling supervisor at a funded community bereavement counselling agency, supporting and overseeing the work of other therapists. Over the years I have worked as a counsellor/psychotherapist/client assessor in 2 community-based counselling agencies, in a longer-term NHS psychotherapy service, and in University counselling services for both staff and students. I have taught secular mindfulness meditation classes to the general public, and have extensive experience of 8 week MBCT, MBSR and mindful self-compassion courses.
I lived in several places and countries, before settling in North London with my family. I am a mother. I have a BA in Jurisprudence (Law) from Oxford University, and before re-training as a counsellor I had a long career as a barrister, specialising in human rights, criminal and mental health law.
I was inspired to become a counsellor by my own very positive experience of being a client in long-term therapy, which made lasting changes to how I saw and felt about my life. I have been working with clients as a counsellor since 2010.
I am happy to be contacted by email or telephone, to answer any questions you might have, and set up an initial meeting.
I charge £75 – £80 per 50 minute session for individuals
I have a limited number of low-cost places for people on low incomes.