Michelle Davies, PGDip CBT, BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy, Reg.MBACP
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 20 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
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Free no obligation 20 minute telephone or online consultation
Session Fee (1 Hour)
Online: £60 Face to Face: £65
Limited concessions are available for NHS workers, unemployed, retired and students
Online remote sessions are conducted through Zoom
Face to face sessions are held in my Manchester City Centre office