Michele Pearce-Authers BA(Hons) Registered MBACP
I qualified as a counsellor in 2010 and since then have worked with a variety of issues.
For the past 5 years I have also worked as a psychological therapist providing telephone and online counselling for anxiety and depression. This has been useful in the current pandemic as I am already familiar with working in this way.
For me counselling is about connection. We all have a basic need to be heard and understood.
I work in a way to try and understand what is going on for you and through a warm and empathic relationship develop a safe space in which to explore this. I have witnessed how this can create better understanding and acceptance of one's self which in turn can lead to improved mental health, better relationships and being more open to experience.
Away from counselling I enjoy photography and gardening. I have a strong belief in social justice and an enthusiasm for learning.
Studies show that the relationship between therapist and client is the most important factor in counselling and it is essential that you feel you have the right person to talk to. I offer a free 20 minute telephone session in order that we can discuss what you hope to gain from counselling and whether my way of working feels suitable for you.
If you would like to chat about this and feel ready take that step, please feel free to contact me by phone, text or e-mail.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons) Counselling Studies (First Class)
- Diploma in Person-Centred Therapy and Counselling
- Certificate in Advanced Counselling Studies
- I have an enhanced DBS check and hold professional indemnity insurance.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). This requires I adhere to strict standards in undertaking regular supervision, continued professional development, and commitment to working in line with the BACP’s Ethical Framework.
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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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
I offer a free 20 minute introductory session.
I charge £40 per 50 minute session.
Available Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Friday all day.
Due to Covid-19 I am working exclusively online or by phone at present.
You can contact me by phone, text or email. Whichever you are more comfortable with.
I offer a free initial consultation of up to 20 minutes. In this session, we can explore your goals in therapy and ensure that my approach aligns with these expectations.
If you decide to go ahead we would continue with weekly sessions on a long or short term basis as required.