Michelle Strange MBACP (accredited)
I have a Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Mary Ward Centre), and have undertaken further study in Integrative Counselling and Contemporary Psychotherapy (Minster Centre). I also have a particular interest in mindfulness, hold a Diploma in Relational Mindfulness (Karuna Institute), and have undertaken teacher training in MBCT/MBSR, and in using mindfulness in one-to-one work (Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice in Bangor University). I have a Certificate in Working with Couples and Other Relationships (Grove). I am a qualified clinical supervisor, with a Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision. All of my work is subject to mindfulness-based clinical supervision. I am committed to ongoing professional development, particularly in the areas of mindfulness, relational psychotherapy, attachment and trauma. I am an accredited member of the BACP and have mindfulness-based supervision of my work
I have worked as a counsellor/psychotherapist/client assessor with a diverse group of clients in many different settings - a longer-term NHS psychotherapy service, a student and a staff counselling service at a university, and in two other funded counselling agencies. In addition to my private practice, I work as a clinical group supervisor at a community-based bereavement agency, and teach mindfulness meditation classes in the community..
Life and previous career
Over the last 30 years my professional life has brought me into contact with a huge variety of people who are experiencing distress and difficulty in their lives. Before embarking on my counselling training, I had a long career as barrister in private practice, specialising in criminal defence, mental health law and human rights. I have a degree in Jurisprudence (Law) from Oxford University, and was called to the Bar in 1989.
I am a mother, and lived in several countries before settling in north London with my family.