Michelle Bayliss MBACP, BA (hons) Dip Couns

Michelle Bayliss MBACP, BA (hons) Dip Couns



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About me

Welcome to my page. I am Michelle, a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor offering a warm, safe, non-judgemental space for you to consider what is going on for you. You may choose to bring a specific issue to look at in therapy, such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, bereavement or something from your past. Perhaps sometimes you panic or maybe you feel low and you want to explore this.

I offer a warm welcome and will endeavour to put you at ease from the start. I do not claim to have the answers but I believe, given the right environment, support and time, you can find your own answers.
The counselling process can feel like being on a rollercoaster at times but as the client, you will always be in the driving seat and we will go at your own pace. I foster a confidential space where we can both be honest and real.

I am based at the Helston Chiropractic Clinic where I can offer daytime and evening appointments - Monday to Friday and Saturday morning appointments.
I believe the relationship between client and counsellor is paramount to successful therapy, therefore I offer the first session at a reduced rate to see if I am the right therapist for you.
Whether you want the work to be short-term or long-term is an ongoing conversation throughout the counselling and decided by you.

Alongside my private practice, I currently work as a counsellor for Crasac (Cornwall Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre) with both adults and young people.
I also work as an associate counsellor for Relate Cornwall at Falmouth University.
I have previously worked as a volunteer counsellor for Waves and Penhaligon Counselling agencies.

I understand it takes courage to take the step into therapy. The first step might simply be making contact. I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have completed 4 years of Counselling training, graduating wth a BA (Hons) in Counselling Studies and gained hundreds of hours of clinical practice. I am a member of the BACP (the professional body for counsellors) and I work using their ethical framework and guidelines to inform my practice. I have regular supervision to ensure I always work ethically.

I have also completed:

Certificate in Counselling Supervision (Level 6)

Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and Therapy (Level 5)

Certificate in Advanced Counselling Studies (Level 4)

In addition to my training, I have also completed a number of further specialist courses to enhance my knowledge and skills including:

Crasac- Rape and Sexual Abuse Training

Waves- Domestic Abuse Training

Penhaligons Friends- Working with Childhood Grief and Loss, Level 1 & 2

CBT training

Safeguarding training

Group facilitation training

Working Therapeutically with Adolescents

FGM Awareness

Sexualised Trauma training.

CARAT Drug and Alcohol misuse specialist training

Prior to my counselling training, I have worked as a Substance Misuse Counsellor (CARAT worker) in a prison setting, as a Support Worker with young homeless people and in a number of support roles with both adults and children with mental health issues and/or learning disabilities.

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Initial session £20

£35 per session (60 minutes)

I do offer a limited number of concession spaces for people on low incomes.

Supervision £40 per 90 minute session

Further information

Helston Chiropractic Clinic can be found at:
7 Church Street,
TR13 8TA

I am fully insured.

Maps & Directions

Helston, TR13

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme