Psychological Therapies

Counselling & Psychotherapy

Counselling and psychotherapy offer a safe therapeutic relationship where you can explore your concerns without fear of being judged. The therapist will listen without telling you what to do and will help you to make your own choices.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is the ideal therapy for you if you want to develop strategies to manage your difficulties in a different way. The overall aim of CBT is for you to become your own therapist and so in this therapy you will be given tasks to do in between sessions.


EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing. It is called this

because it has been found that moving the eyes in a specific way can aid the processing

of traumatic memories. During the therapy the therapist uses specific psychological

interventions alongside eye movements to address distressing memories. It is extremely

effective in helping people to recover from trauma.

My Qualifications

I gained my initial counselling qualification in 2001, completing a postgraduate diploma

in person centred counselling at Nottingham Trent University. I later completed

psychotherapy training at the Sherwood Institute in Nottingham and also completed a

professional doctorate in counselling psychology.

I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Counselling Psychologist and I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist. I am also accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Dr Michelle Mackin


I am based in Derby but I am currently offering appointments by video call using Wellola Talk. I usually offer appointments Saturday mornings and Monday evenings. Please give me a call if you wish to make an appointment. My phone will usually go to voicemail, please leave a message and I will get back to you within 24 hours. If you call at the weekend I may not be able to call you back until Monday.

Call: 01332 422702

Dr Michelle Mackin | Counsellling Psychologist| Derby| Tel: 01332 422702
Counselling Psychologist
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy | Counselling| Integrative Psychotherapy | EMDR
“…… when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change” Carl Rogers