Michelle Davies

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PGDip CBT, BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy, Reg.MBACP
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Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 2AP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a qualified BACP registered Psychotherapist based in Manchester City Centre. I work face to face and online with both short-term and long-term therapy.

My core training is a BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy: Professional Practice, from University of Salford.  Therefore, the foundation of my therapeutic approach is rooted in Humanistic Therapy. I offer empathy, non-judgement and unconditional positive regard in a safe supportive space, to support you in exploring and working through your issues.

I also have a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy from University of Salford. Drawn to the evidence based 'third wave CBT' psychological therapies, I have undergone further training to specialise in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).

My therapy sessions offer time and a safe space dedicated to you, to explore your experiences without judgement. I believe that you are the expert of your experience, but with my training and knowledge we can work together to help you move towards a more rich and fulfilling life.

I provide an initial free 15 minute telephone consultation, where we will discuss what you wish to gain from your therapy sessions and how we may work together to achieve this.  This will also give us the opportunity to establish if we would work well together, before you commit to therapy.  There is strong evidence that the therapeutic relationship between therapist and client is the main attribute towards a positive outcome in counselling and therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

PGDip Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy: University of Salford

BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy: Professional Practice (First Class): University of SalfordAn

Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Intermediate Training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

ACT for Depression and Anxiety Disorders - Russ Harris

ACT for Trauma - Russ Harris

Introduction to Theory & Practice of CFT - The Compassionate Mind Foundation

Mindful Resilience Enhancement Level 1 and 2 (Mindfulness) - University of Salford

TA 101 (Transnational Analysis) - University of Salford

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£80.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Free no obligation 15 minute telephone consultation

Session Fee (1 Hour)

Online or Face to Face: £80

Online remote sessions are conducted through Zoom

Face to face sessions are held in my Manchester City Centre office

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Available for sessions - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 

My earliest appointment is 10am and latest is 5pm

Piccadilly House, 49 Piccadilly, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 2AP

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom

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