Michele Pearce-Authers

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BA(Hons) Registered MBACP (Accred)
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Helston, Cornwall, TR13
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

​I qualified as a counsellor in 2010 and since then have worked with a variety of issues.

For the past 7 years I have  worked as a psychological therapist providing telephone and online therapy for anxiety and depression. 

Previous to this I worked in a service offering support to people with substance misuse issues.

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 to 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
  • Certificate in Person-Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression.
  • 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.

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer a free 20 minute introductory session.

I charge £50 per 50 minute session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings.  Friday morning.

Further information

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.

Helston, Cornwall, TR13

Type of session


Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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