Michaela Hill BSc (Hons) MBACP Counselling for Adults & Young People (14-18)

Michaela Hill BSc (Hons) MBACP  Counselling for Adults & Young People  (14-18)

About me

If you are experiencing a difficult or distressing time in your personal or working life it can be helpful to talk to a qualified counsellor.  I provide a friendly and empathic approach to counselling, working alongside you to help you come to terms with aspects of your life and find positive ways forward. You may have experienced a recent sad or traumatic event, or experiencing difficult circumstances/relationships which you are finding hard to cope with. Or sometimes challenging and complex feelings such as anger, frustration, anxiety, depression or a deep sense of loss may be difficult to understand and work through. Or perhaps you would just like to gain a sense of yourself and regain some control in your life.

My primary concern in therapy is to create a warm and respectful relationship that would help you feel safe to express your concerns as openly as you can.

My approach is informed by various bodies of therapeutic knowledge including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Person Centred Counselling and Mindfulness, enabling me to adapt my approach to suit your needs.

Working from home, my therapy room is comfortable, peaceful and private and I am able to offer flexible appointments. Both short term and long term confidential counselling is available.

Training, qualifications & experience

My Experience

My experience includes working both with adults and young people, in different mental health organisations and substance abuse organisations across North Somerset and also more recently in  schools and GP practices as a school and youth counsellor.

I have had the privilege of working with a diverse range of adult clients,  with problems including anxiety, loss, relationship struggles, work related stress, depression, addiction, low self-esteem and anger.

Through professional and personal experience I have a special interest in;

  • Carer's experience and needs
  • The transition of women's lives and menopause
  • Family relationships
  • Social anxiety

My professional work has always been focused upon supporting peoples' psychological health and encouraging change which feeds their personal sense of well being.

I enjoy  working with young people helping them to explore their  problems in a gentle and non judgemental way using a helpful mix of artistic medium and CBT  to unlock and help them make sense of their feelings. Experience includes;

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • bullying
  • self harm
  • suicidal feelings
  • academic pressure
  • relationships
  • low self-esteem
  • bereavement
  • Self identification

Qualifications :

BSc (Hons) Counselling  Bath spa University

FdSc Counselling Bath Spa University

Registered member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists

Finding the right therapist is important for you. As a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, I abide by a code of ethics which means I am committed to working in a safe, ethical and confidential way. However, feeling comfortable with and understood by your therapist is also important. There will be an initial free consultation to see if you would like to work with a counsellor and I am also happy to have a free preliminary telephone conversation or answer any questions by email.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

£40 per 60 minute session

£30 per 60 minute session for young people age 14-18 and older people 55+

Initial session is free of charge.

Concessions may be available for for low income individuals

Further information

Flexible appointments to include mornings, afternoons and some evenings.

Maps & Directions

Weston-super-Mare, BS23

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Mornings, afternoons and evenings

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme