Michelle Oakman DIpHIP, UKCP REGISTERED

Michelle Oakman DIpHIP, UKCP REGISTERED

Bath
BA1

ST.Paul's Learning Centre
94, Grosvenor Road
Bristol
BS2 8XJ

01225-313757 / 07535266091

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Bath
BA1

ST.Paul's Learning Centre
94, Grosvenor Road
Bristol
BS2 8XJ

01225-313757 / 07535266091

About me


About me

  • I am a psychotherapist and counsellor working with individuals and couples in Bath and Bristol.
  • I can offer a safe, confidential space to help you explore difficulties, and experience a greater sense of joy and meaning in your life.
  • Short term therapy or counselling will start to address issues, and help point you in the right direction. Longer term psychotherapy will enable you to go deeper. By having more understanding and  containment of emotional problems there is the opportunity to really grow and enjoy an enhanced sense of wellbeing.
  • I am based in North Bath in a peaceful location, a short distance from the centre of Bath with free parking and on a bus route. I also offer good access from the Kingswood side of Bristol the A46,
  • and 420.
  • I also work in Central Bristol. This location is easily accessible from The Gloucester Road, Ashley Down and The M32. There is wheelchair access.
  • I can offer some lower cost sessions for individuals and couples.
  • I am in training with CTSD (The Centre for Supervision and Team Development) and offer low cost
  • supervision.



What to expect

If you decide to see me for an initial session we can, at your own pace, start to look at what you might want to be different in your life. As an integrative psychotherapist I have a variety of approaches that can help you to reach a clearer sense of how you want to go forward. A young woman during our first meeting described this as like discovering her own language in which she could be really understood. You may decide to go away and think about the session, and what you want in the future or arrange to start at an agreed time of the week.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy from Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling ( BCPC). I started my practice, working with individuals in 2004.
In 2012 I started working with couples after completing a 12 month training in Couples Counselling with Jill Gabriel, a renouned couples therapist and trainer.

I originally trained as a social worker, obtaining the Certificate of Qualified Social Worker (C.Q.S.W) in 1986. I worked with children and families for eight years. This was followed by over 14 years experience in working with adults with mental health problems. This  gave me a good practical grounding in understanding how early experiences can impact on our patterns of relating and dealing with situations.
Since 2014 I have worked as a part-time facilitator of communication skills groups with trainee social workers at The University of the West Of England.

I started attending training workshops in Family Constellation work in 2006. In 2015 I completed an 18 month training with Barbara Morgan, an experienced practioner and trainer in this field. This work has a profound focus on the generational impact on individual development. I have found this approach highly effective in sessions with individuals and couples. Between 2012 - 2014 I facilitated family constellation workshops at The Aurora Foundation in London.

I was a supervisor of Aurora Foundation counsellors for 2 years in 2014 - 2015.

I am a psychotherapist and counsellor with the Trauma Foundation South West, working from a
Health Centre in Central Bristol.

I am currently in training with the Centre for Supervision and Team Development. I offer low cost supervision to psycotherapists, counsellors and other individuals and groups working in person centred professions.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

UKCP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Issues around identity, and purpose of being.

Working with dreams and nightmares.

The role the body plays in highlighting unresolved/unexpressed problems through fatigue, illness, and poor sleep patterns.

Family Constellation work with individuals.

Low cost supervision for individuals and groups..

Fees

My fee for a 50 minute session with individuals is £40. £38 for students and trainees.

'Phone sessions are 50 minutes for £35.

I have some low cost sessions available on request.

Couples counselling. 60 minute sessions are £50 and 90 minutes for £70.

I can offer a reduced rate for a fixed number of sessions.

My low cost supervision sessions are £30 for 50 minutes (£28 for students and trainees).

Further information

My Bath practice is in Fairfield Park, North of Bath City centre. It is a 20 minute walk from the top of Milsom Street.
It is also easily accessible from the Kingswood side of Bristol (approx 20 minutes drive). It is 10 minutes drive from the A46 and 420.

The number 6 and 7 bus from the centre of Bath stops nearby. There is plenty of free parking outside.


My Central Bristol Practice is based in St.Paul's Learning Centre. It is a 10/15 minute walk from The Gloucester Road, Easton and Ashley Down. The M32 is a 5 minute drive away.

Maps & Directions

Bath, BA1
Bristol, BS2 8XJ

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: No

Availability

I have evening and daytime sessions during the week in Bath and Bristol. I will be available over the summer holiday weeks as I do not restrict my practice to term time.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
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