Michele Junges-Stainthorpe

Michele Junges-Stainthorpe

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About me

Hello, my name is Michele and I am a qualified counsellor. Whether you need help to cope with anxiety, bereavement, depression, school/work related issues, relationships, crisis or trauma, I am offering a confidential, non-judgemental and empathetic talking therapy designed to help you achieve positive changes in your life.

We all experience times when we feel isolated, misunderstood and lonely; we have the impression that we can’t function anymore in our daily life. Keeping it all inside and being unable to share our thoughts and feelings with someone for fear of being judged or criticised is not a pleasant thought. As humans, we need to talk, and we make sense of our individual circumstances and pain by processing them.

I am here to support you through your difficult times. Working together, we will look at the patterns of behaviour, thoughts and feelings which are causing your problems. We may look at your family relationships and history, at who influenced you the most in your childhood to help you understand how you function as a person and to develop your self-awareness and personal problem-solving skills. Developing our self-reliance increases our self-confidence and as a result, we become better equipped to decide what needs changing in our life to create positive changes for ourselves. We may examine your past, focus on the present or look to the future to help you process your painful emotions and make sense of them while encouraging you to explore the events leading to your coming for counselling.

My approach to counselling is “eclectic”, which means that I use a variety of techniques to help you make sense of your individual circumstances, and help you discover how you can use your own personal, social and material resources to cope in the future.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a BA in Pastoral Counselling from Glasgow Caledonian University, a degree in Languages as well as a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. I have worked with clients of all ages and nationalities and I specialise in children (having worked in schools and colleges for 3 decades). I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (720062).

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A session costs £40 (after 5 sessions, the price drops to £35). The first session normally lasts up to one and a half hour to allow us both the opportunity to get to know each other and to formulate the problem issue you want to bring to therapy. If we both feel that we can work together, we will normally meet up  each week on the same day and at the same time. Thereafter, each session lasts 50 minutes.

Further information

I work part-time as a counsellor. Therefore, my availability is mostly evenings. I can do home visits in special circumstances.

Maps & Directions

Ardersier, IV2

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: French, some German and Russian


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


Evenings and week-ends

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme