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About me

Life’s path isn’t always easy to walk and we can come across some rocky roads that disrupt our emotional and physical being causing an imbalance.

The current change in the world is just one factor that may be creating, adding or altering mental states and relationships of many kinds, including friends, family, home and work life to name but a few.  

I am a qualified psychotherapist and it’s my skill to help you find a way forward with your thoughts and feelings. If Counselling is new to you, you may be wondering what to expect and how it works, so I’ve put together a little bit about my story.

I initially entered therapy as a client, feeling stuck, grief stricken and not being able to see the wood for the trees. I felt my therapy time was my hour of freedom - to speak the unspeakable, and face the unfaceable. It was in this space I was truly allowed to show and feel my emotions; it's where I learned how to be true to myself.

The whole counselling journey intrigued me. I found the changes that occurred by doing this work added significant value to my life and it’s what inspired me to further study and gain my degree. We all have the potential to be more conscious of our human mind and initiate change around our thoughts and behaviours.

In our lives we will, more than likely, come across some challenges and wonder

                                    'what ,when ,how, why?'

Emotional challenges can be overwhelming and it's not unusual to become lost and lose a sense of self.  It's a little bit like being in the fog; it can be hard to see where the road is. Therapy sessions can help lift this fog to travelling a clearer path.

I believe physical illness can also occur due to unprocessed trauma. It's important these thoughts and feelings are talked about and not left unspoken to manifest physically.

Our sessions with be held in a safe and confidential space where I will listen empathically ,without judgement , and help support you in your personal journey . It is here you will learn to make your own discoveries for a deeper level of self awareness and work on your desired outcome.                                                                   

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                          People only seriously consider change when they                                                                      feel accepted for exactly who they are

                                                  - Carl Rogers 

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                                        " Begin your journey "

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Person Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy Degree

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Bereavement, trauma, anxiety , sadness , anger , fear , frustration, confusion, domestic abuse, grief, low mood or feeling stuck.... or maybe you've just lost your mojo .

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer hourly sessions at £40

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Appointments are available between 09.30 and 8pm.

I am happy to offer weekend availability.

Staffordshire
DE13

Type of session

In person
Online

Key details

DBS checked
Wheelchair user access

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.

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Michelle Ellis. FDA Warwick University BACP Registered

Michelle Ellis. FDA Warwick University BACP Registered