Michele Carter-Buxton - Counsellor and Systemic Family Therapy Practitioner

Michele Carter-Buxton -  Counsellor and Systemic Family Therapy Practitioner



About me

I work with adults, young people and children from my peaceful garden studio. 

Needing support from time to time is part of making us human.  Making better sense of our thoughts and feelings in a secure and safe place can often help us to understand what is going on for us at any time.

I will aim to provide emotional support and facilitate emotional growth and healing.  This can be an opportunity to talk openly and confidentially about your feelings that you may not ordinarily be able to do with friends and family.  When feelings become bottled up especially, frustration, anger, grief, or fear, having someone to talk to gives you the opportunity to explore these thoughts and feelings through the counselling process aiming to make them easier to understand.

Relationship issues can also become a real struggle for many of us, and having someone to talk these through with can often help provide clarity and a re framing that helps better understand our ways of relating to other people.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Therapeutic Integrative Diploma in Counselling (MBACP)
  • Post-qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People
  • Family Therapy Practitioner (Accredited by Association of Family Therapists)
  • Award in Education and Training; Teaching Adult in the Lifelong Learning Sector
  • Accredited to provide Positive Parenting (Triple P)
  • Cruse bereavement trained.
  • Alcohol Brief Interventions training.
  • Understanding domestic abuse in teenage relationships.
  • Rewind Trauma Therapy for PTSD.
  • Regular practice of Mindfulness based cognitive therapy as I have a keen interest in working in the 'here and now' awareness to help clients with anxiety and stress.

I am very interested in helping adults and young people in particular with anxiety and use a variety of hand-outs and explanations in order to better understand what might be happening for the person.  This is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Rational Emotion Behavioural Therapy.  This is a fascinating area I find, and using well researched ideas, I can help support adults and young people really start to understand how to combat anxiety and understand their own triggers.

My experience includes:

Currently, working as a school counsellor. 
Accredited Family Therapy Practitioner.
Adult counselling in Weston Super Mare where I worked with a varied client group.
Bereavement support through Cruse.
Complex Level 3 Family work for Somerset County Council in Children's Services.

Rewind therapy for PTSD - please enquire for more information.

I am qualified to run groups and have also facilitated Parenting Support Groups based on emotional and behavioural issues that parents may struggle with in the home.

Special Interest: Using Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy to help clients stay grounded in the present moment.

Strategies for parents that may understandably struggle with understanding children's development and emotions.

I also undertake ongoing professional and personal development and have regular supervision

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Helping to combat Anxiety and Stress through Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and counselling.

Positive Parenting Strategies.

Emotional and Behavioural Coaching with children and young people.

Photos & videos

  • Garden Studio



Adults and Couples
£40 per 50 minute to 1 hour session.

Concessionary spaces are available from £20 per 50 minutes for young people or people on lower incomes or unemployed.  This is time-limited.  I can explain how this works on a case by case basis.  Usually 6 sessions.

Further information

Fully DBS checked.

Maps & Directions

Draycott, BS27

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I am available both day time and evenings.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults