Michele Pearce-Authers BA(Hons) Registered MBACP
I value individuality, honesty and integrity. My belief is that through therapy we can empower ourselves and find our own answers. As a person-centred therapist I offer a safe and unconditional space in which we can work together to explore the changes or understanding that you seek.
Person-centred therapy is based on the belief that everyone has the capacity for growth and change; indeed, that you strive towards this and have the capacity within yourself to fulfil your potential. Sometimes our experiences and circumstances impact in a negative way leaving us feeling distressed and confused, and we can become stuck in ways of thinking, feeling and behaving. Exploring and recognising these patterns in therapy can help us to make sense of what we are feeling and work toward a more balanced way of being.
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 qualified as a counsellor 10 years ago and have worked with a wide range of issues. For the past 4 years I have worked as a psychological therapist providing support for anxiety and depression. I also have considerable experience of working with addictions and the issues which relate to this.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
I offer a free 20 minute introductory session.
I charge £40 per 50 minute session.
Concessions offered for
Available Tuesday - 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.