Michele Ablett DipHE; BA Hons Counselling; MACC (Accred) PSA Registered

Michele Ablett DipHE; BA Hons Counselling; MACC (Accred) PSA Registered

EX4 2HA
Exeter
Devon
EX4

07791 541310

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About me

Hello and welcome! Thank you for being interested in my service.

I am a highly qualified, friendly and empathetic counsellor, based in a beautiful location on the edge Exeter, convenient for A30/ M5.

Can Counselling Help?

Often we can feel stuck or unsure of what to do or we're in 'a big black cloud'. We may need to temporarily turn to confidential counselling to help manage feelings, thoughts or problems to cope with life. My role in counselling is to facilitate this process by gently working with you at your pace and with your personality, to explore your problems and help you become aware of any deeper unmet needs. Your chosen goals are useful to steer the sessions and I will discuss and help you achieve them by using an advanced variety of counselling techniques that are tailored to you as an individual. My ultimate goal is that you will feel more equipped to strengthen your sense of self, to feel more empowered to move forward, with more understanding and confidence.

How long does Counselling take?

Confidential counselling (like a work-out schedule), is an ongoing process. The recommended number of sessions very much depends on the depth of difficulties and personal preference.

What to Expect from the First Session

This consultation will be a relaxed opportunity to meet and for you to begin to explain your situation. Any queries can be discussed.

PRICES AND TIMES

  • Price guide is £35-£45 per session.
  • Concessions are available for students, young people, benefits etc.
  • Sessions are 1 hour (approx.)
  • Sessions are booked in advance.
  • Sessions are weekly or fortnightly.
  • Evening appointments are available
  • Cancellations are made in advance of appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:-

I am a Registered Accredited Counsellor with the Professional Standards Authority.

  • Certificate in (Integrative) Counselling
  • DipHe (Integrative) Counselling
  • Dip Marketing
  • BA Hons (Roehampton) Integrative Counselling
  • MA (Roehampton) Relational counselling and Psychotherapy

  • Further Training/certification:-
  • PTSD and Trauma
  • Domestic Violence
  • DBS
  • PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS AUTHORITY
  • ACCREDITATION ACC

I have a background in business.

I have a high level of empathy and personal insight to help make sense of life and develop greater self-esteem.

Member organisations

ACC

Other areas of counselling I deal with

PTSD, Dissociative and Trauma-related Issues
Agoraphobia
Social Anxiety
Spiritual Abuse
Faith or Church Issues
Childhood Issues
Family problems
Romantic relationships
Obsession
Marriage/ Partnership problems
Forming Identity and developing as a human being
Decisions and confusion
Stress and Business
Christian-based Mindfulness
Neuroscience
Childhood sexual abuse

Fees

An initial confidential consultation is an opportunity for us to meet and assess your needs and chat through any queries. Further sessions are usually held once every week for one hour.

Price depends on your means, but as a guide £35- £45 per hour (approx.). Concessions are available for those on low income.

My rooms are 2 miles out of Exeter's City Centre, handy for town and M5/ A30, with plenty of parking.

Any questions? I would be very happy to discuss with you any further information by a telephone call or by email, before meeting.

Further information

I am an 'Integrative Therapist'; this means that I draw upon many different scientifically proven and researched methods- informed by neuroscience.

The following Interventions are also available but are optional (everything we do will always 'OK ed' by you) depending on your preferences:-

  • Relaxation and breathing techniques
  • Coping strategies
  • Demonstrating the link between neuroscience (the way the brain works) and your experiences, in order to understand yourself.

Most importantly YOU will be at the centre of your counselling. In listening to your needs, I will help you to explore your situation, relationships, yourself, feelings, thoughts, beliefs and deep longings.

I believe people need to be informed of the counselling methods, and will continually assess your progress and give explanations and diagrams to help you understand what is happening, so that you can fully engage with the process and also help yourself between sessions.

Counselling is very much like joining a gym and is a process that will reap benefits, but like physical exercise it takes some adjustment and dedication.  We will be working towards 'an end'; a resolution of your difficulties.

I am a member of the BACP and an accredited member of the ACC and abide by both ethical frameworks for good practice.

Maps & Directions

Exeter, EX4

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Counselling sessions are available between the hours of 10 am - 6pm (evenings on request) Monday - Friday. Sessions are usually weekly and appts are booked in advance.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

My desire is to encourage the supervisee and believe in their work and cheer-lead to maximise their own sense of confidence.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:No
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