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Michelle Baker - Clinical Supervisor

Qualifications: Diploma in Clinical Supervision. MSc in Clinical Hypnotherapy. Dip. Addiction Counselling. Dip. Integrative Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy. BA in Counselling.  Higher Education Certificate in Psychology/Dip. CBT. Mindfulness. Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCE) for teaching

Accreditation: BACP Accredited

Modality: Integrating humanistic and the psychodynamic approaches. CBT

Michelle Baker is a lead counselling tutor and coordinator at an adult college lecturing on the Diploma  in Therapeutic Counselling since 2005. Along with teaching on the Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, she also teaches on Level 2 Counselling Skills and Level  3 Counselling Studies.

Michelle’s interests lie in trauma; mindfulness and EMDR are commonly relied upon within her work.

Michelle facilitates group supervision (NHS) for The Awareness Centre (TAC) and other institutions along with supervising privately on a 1-1 basis. When appropriate, Michelle brings creativity into supervision to encourage insight and to enhance curiosity about what might be occurring within the relationship between client and counsellor. As the supervisee paints a picture of what might be going on in the relationship Michelle works collaboratively in encouraging exploration of what might be taking place on an implicit and explicit level, patterns of relating and supporting new trainees to work coherently with the presenting issue.

Michelle’s work history includes working in a prison setting with men on an addiction recovery program facilitating 1-1 counselling, group therapy  and conducting workshops. She has worked for organisations such as Victim Support, bereavement services, sexual abuse agencies and currently for insurance companies using EMDR and CBT. Michelle’s practice includes working with couples. She works for a young adults organisation where many of the clients present with self-harm, autism and ADHD.

Michelle’s personal Interests include facilitating workshops in London on a range of topics and  yearly outdoor well-being retreats by the coast for counsellors and non-counsellors with the rationale that getting back to nature and connecting with the outside elements promotes wellbeing.

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