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About me

There are many reasons people choose to go to therapy. Some common reasons are depression, anxiety, grief, relationship difficulties or generally feeling sad or low. However there doesn’t need to be a specific issue, sometimes people find that their thoughts and behaviours are holding them back or that they are feeling ‘stuck’ and are not enjoying life as much as they would like.

I will work with you to understand your goal for therapy​ and ask you to think about how you will know when you have reached that goal. I won’t ever tell you what you should do or give direct advice but instead work with you to find your own solutions.

I aim to provide a safe and confidential space for you to talk about what is troubling you, and I listen without judgement or preconceived ideas. I have an integrative approach to counselling, this means that I draw on a variety of therapeutic approaches and theories to suit each individual person.

I understand that finding a therapist may feel daunting, so I offer an initial free telephone appointment of around 15 minutes when we can discuss in more detail why you would like to come to therapy and answer any questions you may have about me and the therapeutic process.

Training, qualifications & experience

Online and Telephone Counselling Course - Counselling Tutor (2020)

Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling - Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (2017-2020)

Foundation Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy - Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (2016-2017)

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I offer a free initial telephone session of around 15 minutes to discuss what you are looking for from therapy, and for you to ask any questions about me.

My fee for online counselling via video conferencing is £40 per session for anyone based in the UK.

My fee for in-person counselling is £45 per session, with sessions held at the East Wing Practice Rooms in Westbury (Wiltshire).

Availability

I work on Monday and Tuesday, with session times ranging from early morning to early evening.

Westbury
Wiltshire
BA13

Type of session

In person
Michelle Brichard

Michelle Brichard