Michael Fairclough

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Bristol, BS2
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About me

I see adults, in my practice based at my home in St. Werburghs, Bristol.I have been in full time practice since 2007.

We can all feel lost at times, overwhelmed by life. This may be an event which challenges our well being or a general sense of restlessness, sadness, anger, anxiety or a whole host of other things.

The chief goal of the second half of life, and that of therapy
              by the way, is to make one's life as interesting as possible. 
              That seems a modest claim, especially for a person in deep
              pain, yet our lives are an unfolding mystery, only partly in
              our control, in which we are not only the protagonist, but
              often the most amazed of witnesses...

              The more consciously we address the questions of our lives,
               the more we will experience our lives as meaningful...

               James Hollis 2003

I combine a variety of approaches in order to meet your particular needs and would encourage you to take that first step and make an appointment. Taking that first step is an important signal to ourselves that I want to do things differently.

I provide a safe and confidential space where you can explore your issues at a tempo and in a manner that is best for you. I believe the quality of the therapeutic relationship is crucial for meaningful change to take place.

What you want is important to me. You may have specific problems or unhelpful repeating patterns or a vague sense of unease. I am experienced in both short and long term therapy and can tailor our work to your specific needs.

The number of sessions I offer can be open-ended or be defined by you. What is important-it is you who are in control when you want to start and end your therapy.

Recently a client wrote:

"I want to thank you for all your hard work, patience and help. Without our sessions, I don't think I would have improved my mental state of mind. I saw many counsellors prior to you and got nowhere. Then I found you and my life is so much better now!"

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Counselling Skills, Windsor College of Further Education

4 years training Transactional Analysis psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute,London

Certified Transactional Analyst, European Association of Transactional Analysis

4 years training in Integrative Psychotherapy, a training programme for experienced psychotherapists and counselors, Quality Training, Exeter

Originally I trained as a teacher and I have spent the last 20 years working in a variety of therapeutic settings, including the voluntary sector-Help Counselling (Bristol) and privately.

I work with individuals.

Therapies Offered

Transactional Analysis, Integrative Psychotherapy

Short and Long Term Work

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Training- I run the official "TA 101" training. This is a prerequisite for any further training in Transactional Analysis but also a useful training in its own right for counsellors, trainees, teachers and social workers.


£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£60 for individuals

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

week days only

Further information

Member of following organisations


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme