michellehuwsthomas

Working Hours

Flexible in order to accommodate you

Email

MHTpsychologicaltherapies
@outlook.com

Areas Covered

Face to Face: Cardiff
Also available Online

About me.

my Mission

I believe in working within a relational way to help you process, recover, heal and grow.

Having more than 30 years of experience

Deep empathy and a non-judgemental approach are at the heart of my practice. I will
value working with you every step of the way. My approaches stem from my core values
as a person; relational, person-centred and compassionate to help you explore yourself
and your relationship with others.
 
You may feel like the same problems and relationship patterns keep repeating themselves, despite your best efforts to move on with your life.
 
You may not be quite able to define exactly what you are feeling, or your emotions might
seem overwhelming, as if you cannot understand or control them. This often involves
experiencing deep sadness, sorrow, anger, shame and guilt.
I currently work as a NHS mental health practitioner and will be offering part time private practice therapy (online, telephone and face to face) from September 2020
in Cardiff.
 
I will receive monthly supervision in CBT, integrative counselling and EMDR via accredited supervisors to maintain my registration and ensure my practice is within the BACP ethical guidelines and to ensure your safety.
 
I will work at a pace which suits you and for however long you need whether that be short
term or open ended. I practice in a warm, relaxed and caring way, with my focus on you
being in the driving seat.

My Training

 
I am trained in a variety of therapies including Integrative Counselling, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement De-Sensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) and other approaches.
 
I am also experienced in working with people who have experienced trauma (using trauma-focused CBT) and am a qualified Eye Movement Desensitisation Re-processing (EMDR therapist) ( https://emdrassociation.org.uk/  ) working towards accreditation. I also practice Flash technique ( https://flashtechnique.com/wp/ ) Eye Movement Desensitisation Re-processing (EMDr). This means I can work with you in ways that meet your needs and preferences.
 
 

Other training

 
● Flash Technique (Trauma)
● Motivational Interviewing (for my PhD)
● Behaviour Change Counselling
● Brief Therapy
● Solution Focused Therapy
● Transactional analysis
● Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

MY APPROACH

I continually update my practice with on-going training and supervision. I have a long-standing career in mental health spanning more than 30 years as a mental health nurse, practitioner psychologist, researcher and lecturer in mental health and psychology. I have worked with people experiencing a wide range of issues over these years from mild to severe and enduring mental health difficulties and have used a variety of different helping approaches under supervision. I also work with the media to offer my expertise in different mental health areas.

Qualifications

• PhD Health Psychology (Cardiff University, College of Medicine)
 
• Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (Cardiff University)
 
• Diploma Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of South Wales)
 
• Certificate in Counselling (London)
 
• Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (London)
 
• Eye Movement De-Sensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) Levels 1-4 EMDR Works Europe
 
• MSc Health Psychology (University of Bath)
 
• BSc (Hons) Psychology (University of Wales Institute, Cardiff)

 

Professional Registrations

 

• Chartered Psychologist, British Psychological Society (CPsychol) 2005

• Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS) 2011

• Registered Member BACP (MBACP) 2019

• Registered Nurse Mental Health (NMC registered) 1991-present

• Registered Nurse Adult (NMC registered) 1988-present

Professional memberships

 
• BACP
 
• Association for Contextual Behavioural Science (ACT)
 
• EMDR Europe Association
 
• NMC (Mental Health Nurse) and NMC (Adult Nurse)
 

Cost of therapy

• Face to face/online/telephone 1 hour counselling/psychotherapy= £50
• EMDR £75 per hour / £100 per 1.5 hours
 
You can pay by cash or card on the day of your appointment. Alternatively you can pay via a PayPal invoice or a bank transfer. Fees will vary if a longer session is required.
 

Duration of therapy

This will depend on your needs. I offer short term (6 sessions) or longer term sessions (12 sessions or longer). The progress of therapy will be reviewed regularly and this is anopportunity for you to check that the therapy is helping.
 

Location

Sessions can be face to face in a private therapy room in Cardiff although, I work via telephone and online also to meet your needs. For location of venue, please enquire. Alternatively, during the COVID-19 pandemic, I will offer online and telephone therapy remotely.

Key Links

 

Flash Technique: Click Here

BACP: Click Here

Linked In: Click Here