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About me

A warm welcome to this site, and a little bit about me:

I studied at  Strathclyde University, where I received my Post graduate Diploma in Counselling. During this time I counselled children in schools. I also volunteered for 6 years at a Sexual Abuse agency working with adult survivors. This training and experience was invaluable. I became particularly interested in Attachment and Abandonment issues, and how these affect our daily lives and behaviours.  I have also completed a certificate in Trauma Psychotherapy.

I have been in private practice for 10 years and
through my experience I know how difficult it can be to talk about painful feelings- deep seated unhappiness, confusion, a sense of dread or fear- and this is why I offer a safe and confidential space. We can explore  deep rooted feelings especially difficulties created by Covid and what impact this may have had on you or your children.

I work intuitively, paying close attention to the spoken and the unspoken. I know counselling requires commitment but it also requires enormous courage to build trust with a stranger, which is why my focus is to stay alongside you as you explore your feelings.
If you are starting to feel anxious or isolated please contact me on 07999475483 or email me.We can talk a while about how you are feeling and if you wish we can make an appointment.

I am a Registered Member  MBACP

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
  • A Registered Member, MBACP
  • Seven years working with children aged 6-11 and young adults.
  • Specialising in trauma with Adults male and female.
  • Certificate in Trauma Psychotherapy
  • Experience in short term therapy.
  • Certificate in Attachment -based practice.
  • Certificate in Dissociation/self-injury/Eating disorders.
  • Certificate on Inner Child Work.
  • Certificate in Neuroscience and Psychological Safety.
  • Certificate in Emotion -Focused Therapy.
  • Certificate in Ritual Abuse.
  • Certificate in Mindfulness.

Member organisations


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

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy


The charge is £45 per session, each session is one hour, and the first session is a place where you can ask Questions and an opportunity for you to decide if you feel in a safe and trusting environment with me

If you feel we can work together we can arrange further sessions.I also offer concessions to low income or anyone struggling financially because of the Covid pandemic.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

Psychotherapy allows you to talk confidentially about experiences and feelings. Psychotherapists are not permitted to disclose any details of the session. However, confidentially can be broken if I feel you might harm yourself or others, if there are child protection issues or imminent criminal action. I would discuss with you beforehand so we could find the best way of moving forward.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Michelle Cherry

Michelle Cherry