Michelle Coughlan PG Dip, MBACP
I am a very approachable person and I have been told I have a calming manner. As a qualified counsellor, I can offer a safe place for you to explore the issues that are stopping you making the most of your life. There are times in our lives when we need someone to talk to. Sometimes friends, family or colleagues are not enough to help with problems of anxiety, abuse, bereavement or depression for example. You may need to talk about something that you don't want those close to you, to hear.
I provide one-to-one counselling for all kinds of issues that may make you feel you can't cope and are affecting your day-to-day life. My therapy sessions provide a safe place to explore what is troubling you in confidence and without any judgement. As a Person Centred Therapist, I can offer a caring confidential relationship on which you can focus on the problems that make your everyday life difficult to manage, allowing you take back some control.
I started my counselling training several years ago following many years in management within the property market. I started with my HNC in Counselling and followed that up with my Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling at Strathclyde University. As well as my private practice, I also continue being a volunteer counsellor within an organisation and I have been heavily involved in counselling children at schools around Ayrshire.
Training, qualifications & experience
HNC Counselling - Ayrshire College
PD Diploma in Counselling - Strathclyde University
Associate Counsellor - Crisis Counselling Centre
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a free 15 minute initial consultation, as a get to know you. This initial meeting will determine whether we can work together. Thereafter, my fee is £35 per hour.