Michael Forrest BACP Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist
The Practice Rooms
39 Cotham Hill
The Practice Rooms
57-59 High Street
I am a Humanistic and Integrative BACP Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist and I have worked with individuals and couples since 2005.
I practice from various places in Bristol including: Westbury Park, Cotham, Clifton and Westbury-on-Trym
I work with a wide range of issues and specialise in trauma, anxiety, depression and bereavement.
Over 30 Years Mindfulness Practice, Co-Facilitator of Mindfulness Courses for the Devon Recovery Learning Community.
I resolved my own trauma with the support of an eminent professional in this field, as a result this has given me a depth understanding and ability to track others' trauma in the body.
I offer a reflective space where I work with acceptance and a non-judgemental attitude, to support you to be with whatever challenges and difficulties you may be facing.
As I orient to stillness, I offer my presence as an anchor to guide you deeper into an awareness of your inner experience. I help you to stay with this and what you meet there (without it taking you into overwhelm), so as to empower you. This may also allow understanding and insight to arise.
I stay present to your emerging needs, in a way that allows you to connect to them more fully and so explore how best to meet them.
I meet you and your issues with empathy and understanding.
I offer short and longer-term work.
I work to the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework.
Please see my video below for more info about how I work.
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Training, qualifications & experience
Training & Qualifications
Core Process Psychotherapy - Foundation (1999)
Focusing Skills Certificate (2001)
Certified Trainer in NVC (Nonviolent Communication) (2005)
Advanced Diploma in Integrative and Humanistic Counselling (2011)
Embodied Movement and Dance Facilitator, this training included working with shadow, inner child, archetypes, creativity and other forms of expression (2017)
Theravada Buddhist monk - Thai Forrest Tradition, Mindfulness Training (1988 - 1995)
Co-founder of Floatation and Complementary Health Centre - Exeter (1996 - 1998)
Facilitator of Trauma Skills Training for Counsellors, Sri Lanka (2005-07)
NHS Psychotherapist for Devon Partnership Trust (2009-11)
Bereavement Counsellor for Rowcroft Hospice (2010-13)
12 Years, Torbay Social Services, Emergency Duty Team (2002-14), providing mediation, conflict resolution and crisis support for families in need and supporting individuals with mental health issues
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
I offer an initial meeting for £10, to give you an opportunity to meet me and see if I am the right person to work with you. Followed by:
£50 an hour for individuals £70 an hour for couples
More information available at: www.bristolcounsellingservice.co.uk
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|