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Michelle Farrar, Grad Dip MBACP

Congleton, Cheshire, CW12
07792 256080 07792 256080
Congleton, Cheshire, CW12

About me

I am an experienced person-centred counsellor based in Congleton, committed to providing a high quality professional practice. I offer a safe and respectful environment to enable you to explore your issues in a non-judgemental confidential space.

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 (5+), Young People, Adults and Family Groups.

I hold a valid Enchanced DBS Certificate.

Training, qualifications & experience


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


  • 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

2,000+ hours working with Children & Young People and Adults for local charities.

Member organisations


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.

Therapies offered

  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Person-centred therapy


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

Family Groups - £50 per 1 hour session.

Student Counsellors - £30 per 1 hour session.

Further information

I work in a room situated on the outskirts of Congleton town centre, which offers both convenience and discretion.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access

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


Weekday Evenings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Michelle Farrar, Grad Dip MBACP

Michelle Farrar, Grad Dip MBACP