Michael Tichelar. Reg. BACP; Dip. School Counselling.

Michael Tichelar. Reg. BACP; Dip. School Counselling.


01225 310691 / 07710 471843

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About me

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)

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


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

Bath, BA1

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays 9 till 5, and some evening and weekends.

Types of client

Young people