Michael Tichelar. Reg. BACP; Dip. School Counselling.
My approach uses a variety of methods based on my training as a counsellor and psychotherapist. I am very influenced by the person-centred approach of Carl Rodgers, with his emphasis on empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard.
The needs of the client always come first. I can use talking as my primary approach, but I can also use art and play in order to help get in touch with feelings not able to be described by words alone.
You can contact me by telephone or email. The first step will be to arrange an initial session (free of charge) which will assess your needs and agree timings. With your agreement counselling sessions will take place on a weekly basis for one hour each session.
Counselling can be long (over 12 weeks and continuing) or short term (up to 6 or 12 sessions)..
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).Registration number 129825.
BACP Certificate of Proficiency (July 2015).
Wessex Counselling Service, Diploma in School Counselling (Secondary)(2013).
Karuna Institute (Devon), three years psychotherapy training (2004-2007).
Currently a school counsellor, Chew Valley Secondary School (2008 to date), and a volunteer counsellor with Off The Record Bath (Young people’s information and counselling service).
- a counsellor for young carers, and the counselling co-ordinator, for the Carers Centre Bath and North East Somerset (2013 to 2015).
- Volunteer psychotherapist fort Kids Company in London (2009 to 2011).
- Director and counsellor for Mentoring Plus, Bath and North East Somerset (2010-2013)
- Director Off The Record Bath and North East Somerset (2003-2006)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
The first assessment session is free of charge.
£45 for an hourly session on a weekly basis for up to six weeks. A reduced fee can be agreed for periods of longer than six weeks.
For work in schools the fee is £25 per hour.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays 9 till 5, and some evening and weekends.
Types of client