Charlie Michell, PG Dip, Registered Member of BACP
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
Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy, University of South Wales, 2017
Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills, University of South Wales, 2015
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.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Behaviour problems
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
£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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
In terms of availability, the best days for me are Mondays and Tuesdays. However I can be flexible if this doesn't suit you.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|