Michelle Davies (MBACP) CBT & Counselling
The Counselling Rooms
5-7 High Lane
I am a BACP registered Counsellor and CBT Therapist. I work from my private practice in Manchester City Centre and Chorlton, South Manchester. I would describe my way of working as pluralistic and collaborative. As we are aware, everybody is an individual with unique experiences, therefore I tailor therapy to suit my individual clients and their unique needs.
What to expect
On our first meeting (free consultation), we will discuss what is happening for you and what you wish to gain from our sessions. This will also give us the opportunity to establish if we would work well together, before committing to therapy with me. There is strong evidence that suggests the therapeutic relationship between therapist and client is the main positive attribute to a positive outcome. In other words, if you feel comfortable and at ease with me and we can work together to build a trusting therapeutic relationship, then you are likely to experience positive change.
The foundation of my work is influenced by Person-Centred Therapy, where I offer the core conditions of empathy, non-judgement and unconditional positive regard, to allow you to work through your issues and move towards a positive change. I also work with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), evidence based talking therapy that looks at your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and how they can trigger each other, sometimes causing a cycle of unhelpful reactions. CBT is a powerful tool in making changes to any unhelpful thoughts or behaviours that you may feel 'stuck' in. I also have training and a specialist interest in third wave CBT practices, such as Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness.
My sessions offer time and space dedicated to you in a safe place to explore your thoughts and feelings, without judgement. I believe that you are the expert on your experience, but with my training and knowledge we will work together to alleviate your distress, nourish your self-compassion and work towards a more content you.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (ongoing): University of Salford
BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy: Professional Practice (First Class): University of Salford
Mindful Resilience Enhancement Level 1 and 2 (Mindfulness)
TA 101 (Transnational Analysis)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Compassion Focused Therapy
Initial session: Free no obligation 30 minute consultation
Face to face sessions are held in either my Chorlton or Manchester City Centre practice
Chorlton: £40 per 50 minute session
Manchester City Centre: £50 per 50 minute session
I offer a concession rate for students, unemployed or those on a low wage, please contact me for eligibility and availability.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays and Weekends
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|