Charlie Michell, PG Dip, Registered Member of BACP

Charlie Michell, PG Dip, Registered Member of BACP

Penylan
Cardiff
Caerdydd
CF23

07379 786122

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Penylan
Cardiff
Caerdydd
CF23

07379 786122

About me

My name is Charlie and I’m an integrative counsellor based in Cardiff. My own experience of counselling has led me to the conclusion that no single form of therapy is better than the rest. I believe that the type of counselling you need depends on who you are and what you bring to therapy and can change over time. That’s why in my own practice I integrate humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapy to suit the individual I’m working with. Most importantly, I create a safe, confidential space for you to bring whatever you need to therapy and explore it at your own pace. You are very much in the driving seat: I am there to listen non-judgementally and to facilitate your own efforts to make meaningful changes to your life. Our work might involve looking at the past and exploring the unhelpful ways in which your past is affecting your present. We might look at empowering tools and techniques to help you better understand difficulties and manage distress. Everybody is different.

I am a fully insured, qualified psychotherapist and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am a gentle, empathic person with a genuine curiosity about others and a passion for improving their wellbeing.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy, University of South Wales, 2017

Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills, University of South Wales, 2015

Experience

December 2017–present

Counsellor on behalf of Monmouthshire Housing Association – provision of counselling services to tenants as part of an integrated anti-social behaviour programme.

May 2016–October 2017

Volunteer Counsellor, Cwmbran Centre for Young People – provision of counselling services to young people in difficulty.

May 2016–October 2017

Volunteer Counsellor, South Wales Counselling and Psychotherapy – provision of counselling services to clients referred by their general practitioners.

August 2016–­present

Support Worker, United Welsh Housing Association – provision of emotional and practical support to homeless individuals.

Some of the issues I have helped my clients to address include: anxiety and depression; low self-esteem; relationship difficulties; bereavement; trauma; and abuse. My work with homeless clients in particular has centred on such issues as family violence, trauma, substance abuse, mental health. I also have experience working with refugees and prison leavers.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

£40 per 60 minute session.

Reduced fees available to students and individuals on a low income.

I work from a therapy room in a multi-disciplinary clinic in Pen Y Lan. The location is discreet with ample parking.

Maps & Directions

Cardiff, CF23

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

In terms of availability, the best times for me are Monday afternoons 2pm-6pm and Tuesday all day, from 9am-5pm. However I can be flexible if this doesn't suit you.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme