michaelamurphy.co.uk

QUALIFICATIONS

 

 About me

I am a BACP Registered Counsellor and as such practice in accordance with their ethical guidelines. I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy and predominantly draw upon Systemic and Psychodynamic theory bases in my counselling work. I trained at the Relate Institute and worked for a number of years for Relate Mid Thames & Bucks, ultimately being promoted to an Experienced Relationship Counsellor.

Prior to working with Relate I trained and worked as a Bereavement Counsellor for the Camden, City, Islington & Westminster Bereavement Service in London, supporting bereaved clients on a one-to-one basis.

Professional qualifications

  • Post-graduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy - The Relate Institute, University of Hull

  • Certificate in Psychodynamic Couple Counselling - The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships, London

  • Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling - School of Psychotherapy & Counselling Psychology, London

    As part of my commitment to ongoing continuous professional development I have attended the following seminars & trainings:

    • LGBT Inclusion training course for mainstream relationship service providers

    • Mental Health and Couple Counselling

    • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

    • Working with Affairs

    • Creative Ways of Helping Bereaved Children and Families

    • Working with Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse

    • Time-Limited Therapy (working within 6-12 sessions)

    • Working with clients from the LGBT Community

    • Enabling Children to Speak About Feelings Through Sandplay

    • Domestic Violence & Abuse - Awareness, Assessment and Intervention

    • Using Narrative Therapy With Couples

    • Group Skills for Trainers