Michelle Chawner BSc counsellling & Psychotherapy. Registered MBACP

Michelle Chawner BSc counsellling & Psychotherapy. Registered MBACP

Dunston House
Dunston Road
S41 9QD


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About me

My name is Michelle (Shell) I am warm, caring and open-minded. I have training in humanistic and integrative counselling which uses a variety of approaches allowing me to provide an individualistic non-judgmental process in which to explore your experiences past or present.

We all have times in our lives that are challenging and sometimes get too much for us, which can impact our ability during daily life. I am also aware that it can be difficult to reach out for support during these times; however, I have experienced that when an individual takes that brave step into a therapeutic relationship, growth in self can bring life changing positive effects for the future.

I practice in a warm, comfortable, safe and confidential space within easy reach of Chesterfield, Dronfield and Sheffield. If you would like more details or would like to book a session please get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

I initially volunteered at Samaritans, where I realised the importance of talking therapies and wanted to learn more to be able to provide a safe and reparative process for clients. Since then I have achieved the following qualifications and experience:

Level 3 in Counselling Skills and Psychology

University certificate of H.E. in Psychology

BSc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy achieved at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute.

I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions (2018)

I have vast experience of working with domestic abuse services. There has been a wide range of presenting issues including; anxiety, depression, self-harm, borderline personality disorder, anorexia, trauma, shame, relationship issues, stress, and sexual abuse. I continue to support my work by attending regular supervision and training workshops.

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I understand that seeking help and finding a counsellor can be daunting. Therefore, the first session will be free of charge for 30 minutes, in which we can have a chat to ensure I am the right counsellor for you. Here we discuss your expectations of counselling and answer any questions you may have about the process.

Thereafter, each session of 50 minutes is £40.

Sessions are on a weekly basis, unless negotiated differently.

I have availability daytime and evenings, including Saturdays to enable clients to fit appointments around their busy schedules.

Further information

My room is on the ground floor and is fully wheelchair accessible.

There is a large free car park.

My therapeutic approach is ethical and professional according to the BACP Ethical Framework. I have full indemnity insurance and an enhanced DBS.

Maps & Directions

Chesterfield, S41 9QD

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes


week day, daytimes, evenings - including Saturday daytime

Types of client

Older adults