Biography

Michelle Wilcox

BA(Hons)/MBACP 

Director & Counsellor 

I have a background in the early education sector, where I have gained over a decade’s worth of experience, as the lead practitioner in planning, observing and monitoring children’s education. As a Counsellor, I have worked for several organisations over the last four years, offering my services to survivors of domestic violence, with people experiencing addictions, sexual abuse, sexual trauma, and grief and loss. Within these roles I have supported children, young people and adults with bereavement, addictions, depression, anxiety, and those who have experienced CSE (Child Sexual Exploitation).

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I am often told I have a youthful appearance, nevertheless, I have much in the way of life experience and personal struggles. Therefore, I can empathise with many of the difficulties of daily life and its strong demands; I have up close and personal experience of supporting children with mental health issues, end of life care and severe physical disabilities. As such, I am passionate about supporting others. 

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Qualifications

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Level 6 BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies and Education Studies

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Level 4 Certificate in Counselling: Cognitive-Behavioural Theory 

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Level 2 Award in Helping Skills

Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity

Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Skills

Level 2 Awareness in Bereavement Care

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Behaviour that Challenges

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Continuing Professional Development

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Working with Shame and Compulsivity

Samaritans and Active Listening

Sudden and Traumatic Death

Infant Loss 

Awareness in Children and Young People’s Bereavement Care

Approaches to Counselling Children and Young People

Aquarius Frontline 

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Certifications

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I have a current Enhanced DBS Certificate to work with Adults, Children and Young People. I am registered with the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) and work to their practices to keep your personal data safe. I practice under my own Professional Civil Liability insurance. 

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