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About me

If you are struggling with your mental health or feeling stuck in life, then it would be my privilege to help you get to where you want to be. 

I offer a counselling service to children, young people & adults in the Congleton and surrounding area face-to-face, or online video/telephone for anyone living elsewhere.  I have extensive experience and can offer a safe, respectful environment which enables issues to be explored in a nonjudgemental, confidential space. I also offer counselling to family groups.

If you (or someone close to you) is struggling with anxiety, low mood or depression, bereavement, low self esteem or confidence, family or relationship issues, bullying, behavioural issues, abuse or similar problems, then please contact me to discuss how I can help.

Your counselling will be tailored to suit your individual needs, be that short or long term therapy, and I may draw on other approaches such as CBT and solution focused therapy, or use creative interventions such as mindfulness, drawing and visualisation when appropriate.

I offer counselling to Children (10+), Young People, Adults and Family Groups.

I hold a valid Enchanced DBS Certificate.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling from the Metropolitan University of Manchester
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Counselling from the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy)

Training

  • Intermediate Multi-Agency Safeguarding
  • Level 1 Safeguarding Children
  • Working with Families
  • Working with Blended Families
  • Working with Conflict within Families
  • Working Creatively with Families
  • CBT with Eating Disorders
  • ASIST in Suicidal First Aid
  • Working with Suicidal Clients
  • Sexual Abuse/Violence Awareness
  • Behavioural Activation in Depression
  • Addiction
  • Working with Trauma
  • Erotic Transference
  • Inner Child
  • Class Issues in Counselling
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Responding to Conflict
  • Whistleblowing

2,500+ hours working with Children & Young People and Adults for local charities.

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.

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Fees

From £35.00 to £55.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Children, Young People & Adults - £40 per 1 hour session.

Family Groups - £50 per 1 hour session.

Low Income/Students/Student Counsellors - £35 per 1 hour session.

Supervision - £55 per 1.5 hour session.

Supervision for Placement Counsellors - £50 per 1.5 hour session.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Tuesdays & Thursdays - Face to Face in Congleton

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays - Telephone/Video

Further information

1-to-1 sessions take place in Congleton town centre, which offers both convenience and discretion.

Congleton
Cheshire
CW12

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Face-to-face counselling not suitable for wheelchair access due to narrow staircase and no lift available, sorry.

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Microsoft Spaces
Whatsapp

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I offer person-centred supervision to placement counsellors, counsellors and professionals who work with children, young people and adults.

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Michelle Farrar

Michelle Farrar