Michele Hayes

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Available for new clients
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Banham, Norfolk, NR16
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a seasoned and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist working with individuals, couples and groups.  I am also a clinical supervisor offering a reflective space for therapists and other healthcare professionals.

A very personal, unique set of circumstances and experiences has brought you to this search. I offer up my training and experience in service of you as my client, to guide you through this process.  My expertise is to help expand the questions you are asking to get to the heart of an issue. I know how to work toward creating a safe enough space to explore challenging material and how to have difficult conversations.

You may be looking for support because you notice returning to an ongoing and familiar struggle that undermines how you live your life. You may be coming to terms with particular physical or mental health issues. Or have specific work place difficulties, challenging friendships or family issues.  You may want to explore the the landscape of your intimate relationships, either independently, or together with your partner.

Anxiety, depression, grief and loss, poor self esteem, trauma both past and present, shape our sense of belonging and potency in the world. Such conditions interrupt connection and leave us feeling on the periphery of life. It is this sense of intimacy and connection, at depth, in our lives and with our lives that sustains us. I work with clients to better understand what distances them from what they value and to find a healthier way of navigating a path back to them.

If you want to know more about how I work and whether I am the right person to support you through this process then get in touch.  We can then arrange for a free telephone consultation of up to 30 minutes to explore the best way forward for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Psychology (BA Hons), BACP Accredited Diploma in Integrated Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Dip), Working with Couples using the Arts (Dip), Wheel of Supervision (Parts 1 and 2)

I have worked with clients and supervisees in different parts of the world, having lived in the UK and Australia. I also have worked across a range of settings that include counselling charities, GP surgeries, multidisciplinary teams in a private psychiatric hospital, Employee Assistance Programmes and in private practice. These experiences have added depth and breadth to my therapeutic approach. They have educated me to what it takes to be authentic in relationship, manage differences, navigate life’s transitions, and integrate change

An area of particular focus for my practice is working with how we come into relationship with others. I work extensively with couples who wish to explore the dynamics within their partnership.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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


£55.00 - £85.00

Additional information

£55 Individual session (up to 60 minutes)

£70 Couple session (up to 60 minutes)

£85 Couple session (up to 90 minutes)

Supervision Fees

 £60 Individual session (up to 60 minutes)

Group rates can be arranged on a pro rata basis and costs shared between group members

Further information


Banham, Norfolk, NR16

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)


In person

I am passionate about supervision as a supportive, reflective and transformative space for therapists be they experienced or in training.

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Michele Hayes
Michele Hayes