* I am currently available for face to face, online or telephone sessions for new and existing clients*
Hello, my name is Michaela, I am a counsellor working online, telephone or face to face sessions in a private counselling room based in a countryside location. I am within easy reach of Shrewsbury, Telford, Wellington and the surrounding areas. I also offer telephone and online counselling to those outside this area or who can not travel.
Coronaviris - for face to face sessions, I am taking precautions to keep risk to a minimum as much as is possible. I am cleaning the room with anti-viral and anti bacterial spray, providing hand sanitisers and providing tissues in packets to take home. If you have any concerns, please feel free to ask for more information.
Making the first step towards finding a counsellor can be daunting, I offer a warm, friendly welcome to put you at your ease from the start.
As a person centered counsellor I believe in the potential of everyone. It is a way of counselling that puts the client in the driving seat of what we talk about and where we go. Its a safe, supportive environment to explore the problems you face. This exploration can help you make connections, see the bigger picture and find ways around the things that may be blocking you from moving on from whatever is troubling you.
I enjoy helping people and watching them progress to where they want to be. I can help with low self esteem, low confidence or self worth, bereavement, loss, grief, major life changes, anxiety, depression, anger issues, support you through caring for others, relationship issues, family conflict as well as other issues.
I work with couples and also work with individuals who are struggling with their relationship, but the other partner does not wish to come.
I offer an online service to those that are self isolating so they can access counselling, potentially being able to have face to face counselling at a later date if located nearby. My online service is for anyone in the UK.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 2 Counselling Skills
- Level 3 Counselling Studies
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Mind - Mental Health First Aid
- PAVO - Protection of Vulnerable Adults
- Certificate - Data Protection
- Volunteer Counsellor - Powys Carers
- Certificate to practice Rewind Technique
- Current Enhanced DBS
- Certificate in Online and Telephone counselling.
- Certificate from WHO on emerging respiratory viruses, including Covid-19 methods for detection, prevention, response and control.
- BACP accredited member
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a lot experience with supporting clients who are leaving I unhealthy relationships. I fully understand the nature and difficulties involved with moving on.
I also help clients who are going through the family court system. It can help to have a space to vent, grieve, cry and talk through your feelings whilst going through these traumatic experiences.
From £40.00 to £75.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
1 hour session £45 for daytime appointments (9-5)
1 hour session after 5pm £50 (sessions after 5 currently full)
I offer Concessions to those on benefits (Daytimes only 9-3)
Couples sessions are daytime £60, evenings £70 (sessions after 5 currently full)
Payment by cash, bank transfer, card or Apple Pay and I can send a payment link.
I am available 9am-5pm Monday to Friday for online and telephone sessions. With hygiene practices in place and social distancing, I am offering face to face sessions.
From 2015-2017 I was the voice of the victim of gender based abuse for Powys County Council. I was on the interview panel for the Commissioning Manager (Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence) and co chaired meetings as well as attend events to help make changes to improve services for victims, to increase awareness and help both perpetrators and survivors.