The Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre, 23 Bath Road, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 4AS Tel: 01793 514550

Michael Bizley

Mobile: 07731 952203

Email: Michael.bizley@gmail.com

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Background

At times we can all experience life situations and events that feel very overwhelming. It may create feelings of anger, stress, being unable to cope with everyday situations, feelings of sadness, of being low, frustration or powerlessness. Sometimes it may be hard to find someone to talk to who will understand and appreciate what it is that you may be experiencing. At times it may just be too hard to work out what is going on for you. Counselling can be a real opportunity to explore not only the current issues and what is bringing you but also to look at the root causes of your difficulties and to work with any patterns and behaviours that may be unhelpful.  As a Psychodynamic Counsellor my aim is to firstly provide a warm, friendly, confidential and professional environment in which you can explore the issues that you feel need addressing.  We will look at the underlying issues that are causing these difficulties and work towards change and self discovery.

I offer both short term and long term counselling for both individuals and couples. I am fully insured and am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and Accredited with the National Counselling Society (NCS), abiding by their ethical framework and guidelines. All my work is fully supervised and I am insured. I also regularly attend continuous professional development training opportunities.

Qualifications

·       Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling

·       Certificate in Online Counselling

·       Certificate in Sexual Minority Therapy

·       Diploma in Online Counselling

·       Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision

·       Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

·       BACP Certificate of Proficiency

·       NCS Accredited Registrant Member

Experience

I have more than 15 years’ experience as a counsellor, working both in private practice, with adolescence in a Youth Counselling Agency and working also for a National Sexual Health Charity.  I have a particular interest in working with sexual minority issues and people who identify as LGBTQ, in which I have done a lot of training through Pink Therapy in London.   I also work as an Online Therapist via the use of email or Skype text or video, appreciating it is not always possible for people to attend regular face to face sessions and recognising the use of technology as part of all our lives. This can be arranged by contacting me if you feel it would be more preferable. I am a member of the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO).

I am also trained as a Supervisor, supporting other counsellors in their clinical work and hold an Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision.

I am committed to providing a safe, non-judgemental space for all my clients and maintain a very professional approach to my work. I will attend training courses on a regular basis to ensure that my work continues to meet these standards.

Rates

I offer fortnightly face to face appointments. Online appointments can be arranged weekly and a mixture of both can be arranged if preferred.

Individuals are £45 and for couples £60. Each session is based on 50 minutes.

Some low cost counselling appointments are available during the daytime.

Online Counselling whether via Email, Audio or Webcam is £45 per 50 minutes.

Supervision is £50 per hour.

Our Rooms

There are five rooms, all suitable for couples or individual Counselling. One of these is large enough to use for family therapy, groups or training workshops. The therapy rooms are furnished with large leather chairs with cushions, solid oak side tables, classic floor and table lamps, plants and framed photos or pictures of landscapes.

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The Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre,
23 Bath Road,
Swindon,
Wiltshire
SN1 4AS.

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