Michelle Chawner BSc counsellling & Psychotherapy. Registered MBACP
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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.
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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
week day, daytimes, evenings - including Saturday daytime
Types of client