Michael Burnell

Michael Burnell

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Yeovil
Somerset
BA20

Shepton Beauchamp
Ilminster
Somerset
TA19

07989413183 / 07989413183

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Yeovil
Somerset
BA20

Shepton Beauchamp
Ilminster
Somerset
TA19

07989413183 / 07989413183

About me

Life can become unbalanced as a result of many things e.g. relationship issues; an awkward family life; a death; changes in our career or personal circumstances as well as mental and physical health issues. Sometimes, we can face and resolve the disruptions ourselves and return to a normal life in a short space of time. At other times, it is not quite so easy, the unrest becomes more severe or lasts a very long time and can become increasingly intolerable or overwhelming.

Talking with close friends and family can be difficult at these times and many people find it a relief to to be able to talk to a caring counsellor, who can support you through what seem huge life obstacles, helping you discover new ways to cope or ways in which you can change your life.

My style of counselling puts you at the centre of all we do together showing you respect, warmth and acceptance. Whether you need to talk about your present situation, past memories or future concerns I will listen without judgement and support you to discover ways of moving through your troubling situation.

I have had counselling myself, on several occasions, and understand how hard taking the first steps towards sharing long-held personal distress can be. Beyond this I have seen for myself the rewards of counselling as it helped me to come to terms with my own life difficulties.

If you are feeling right now that you could do with a little bit of help in your life then contact me and we can discover how I can best help you.

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Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling Related Qualifications & CPD:

  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (PC-L5)
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TC-L4)
  • Supporting People in Loss, Grief & Bereavement
  • Dementia Awareness in Palliative Care
  • Child Safeguarding
  • Dissociation and DID
  • Understanding Substance Misuse (USM –L2)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • NLP Within (Foundation Course)

Member organisations

BACP

Fees

For individual counselling I charge £40 for a 1 hour session

Couples counselling is £55 for a 1 hour session.

Please ask me if you would like counselling but feel that that costs are prohibitive as there may be some flexibility around this for you. In addition, some low–cost and concessionary rate appointments are available for those on a low income and for counselling and other students.

Published articles

Further information

I have been a volunteer with the Samaritans and had counselling experience with Mind, St Margaret’s Hospice and other local agencies. Outside of my client work I have run group Anger Management courses and tutored counselling students towards their own qualifications.

Originally employed in the business world I was increasingly drawn towards roles focused in training, coaching and mentoring. More recently, I have explored a number of complimentary and healing therapies and now specialise in supporting people through counselling.

Maps & Directions

Yeovil, BA20
Ilminster, TA19

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

I have appointments available at a number of locations in South Somerset and across the Levels during weekday day-time and early evenings. A limited number of weekend sessions are available.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme