Michele Ablett DipHE; BA Hons Counselling; MACC (Accred) PSA Registered
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
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
- PTSD and Trauma
- Domestic Violence
- 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
PTSD, Dissociative and Trauma-related Issues
Faith or Church Issues
Marriage/ Partnership problems
Forming Identity and developing as a human being
Decisions and confusion
Stress and Business
Childhood sexual abuse
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Other therapies
- Person-centred therapy
- Play therapy
- Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
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.
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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
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
|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.