Michaela Pain

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Tavistock PL19 & Lifton PL16
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, I’m Michaela. I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I work online or from my base in Tavistock, or Lifton in Devon. If you are 18 years old or over and you are struggling to manage in your everyday life because of anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, grief, or other situation, please get in touch.

Choosing a counsellor at such a time can be difficult and confusing. I can offer you a safe and confidential space to explore the things that concern you. Talking helps.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified integrative therapist with an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling.  I am currently continuing my training and am working towards a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.   

Everyone is unique and your experience of the world is unique.  As an integrative counsellor, our work together will be tailored to meet your needs and to help you explore what concerns you, grow in self-awareness and bring about the changes you would like in your life.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session

Additional information

I charge £50 for a 50-minute session. Concessions are available for students and trainee counsellors.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I can offer online sessions Monday to Friday.  In person sessions in Tavistock, Devon I have some availability on Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning.

Further information

When you first contact me by email we will arrange a time to have a short phone call to introduce ourselves to each other and arrange your first session. Our relationship is fundamental to the work we do together, so we need to feel comfortable with each other. It will also give an opportunity to answer any questions you have about the way I work. If you decide you would like to work with me, we will arrange our first session.

Tavistock, Devon, PL19

Lifton Community Centre, Park Wood Rise, Lifton, Devon, PL16 0LA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My room in Tavistock is conveniently located in the centre of town. There are many car parks or roadside parking available, all of which are within short walking distance.

Online platforms

Michaela Pain
Michaela Pain