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New counselling clinic opens in West Bridgford with NHS in mind

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A new counselling business, based in West Bridgford, has launched with a mission to make a difference, as it offers free support to NHS and care workers during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Counselling West Bridgford has been launched by UKCP-accredited Psychotherapist Michelle Briggs, who also has an MSc in Experiential and Person-Centred Psychotherapy and first began her counselling career in 2015.

As well as launching her private practice, Michelle is on the counselling team at Nottingham Trent University and provides counselling support through Employee Assistance Programmes (“EAP”), working alongside a network of other UKCP-accredited psychotherapists.

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For now, the practice will be phone-based due to the lockdown but there are plans in the pipeline for a major project to provide talking therapies and coaching to individuals and groups, in warm, comfortable, discrete huts within a natural setting.

Michelle said:

‘I am on a bit of a mission to challenge the current counselling and coaching market, balancing the four priorities of client delivery, respecting therapists, incorporating the natural environment, and commercial thinking.

‘The natural environment part of our offering will have to wait a little longer but now is not the time to dwell on that. Now is the time to provide help where I can, wherever I can and that is perfectly possible over the phone or online.

‘We are living in unprecedented times and people need help and reassurance, the technology exists to provide that and I’m here to help and look forward to making a difference whether that is with free support to our wonderful NHS and care workers or by launching with reduced rates open to anyone who is taking their first steps with counselling or simply wants to reach out for a little help and would appreciate some guidance.’

Michelle has a particular interest in depression, anxiety, bullying, self-harm, life choices and inter-relational issues.

To find out more, visit https://www.counsellingwestbridgford.co.uk/

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