Michelle Farrar, Grad Dip MBACP
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
- Working with Trauma
- Erotic Transference
- Inner Child
- Class Issues in Counselling
- Equality & Diversity
- Responding to Conflict
2,000+ hours working with Children & Young People and Adults for local charities.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Children, Young People & Adults - £40 per 1 hour session.
Family Groups - £50 per 1 hour session.
Student Counsellors - £30 per 1 hour session.
I work in a room situated on the outskirts of Congleton town centre, which offers both convenience and discretion.