Michelle Girdler Counsellor and Supervisor. Registered MBACP
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)and adhere to their Ethical Framework.
I provide a confidential therapeutic environment where you will feel safely supported to explore issues that may be of concern to you. These may be specific concerns - bereavement, relationship difficulties, addiction, difficulties at work or in your social life. Or you may feel depressed, stressed, anxious or a have general dissatisfaction with life that you may wish to understand in more depth.
I firmly believe in the importance of building a strong therapeutic relationship, in trust and honesty and that having the opportunity to talk to an individual not personally involved in your situation can help you to see things more clearly and support you to find ways to make different choices.
I am also a qualified supervisor and offer clinical supervision for counsellors and counsellors in training.
Training, qualifications & experience
My main qualifications in counselling are:
- Advanced Diploma in Person Centred Therapeutic Counselling.
- BPS Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision.
- Certificate in Mindfulness CBT from Oxford Mindfulness Centre.
I keep my knowledge up to date by regularly attending Continuing Professional Development workshops, courses, conferences covering specialist counselling subjects. I also attend regular supervision.
I have worked as a professional counsellor for 16 years counselling young people over the age of 14, adults and adults with learning disability, autism, Asperger's.
I have worked in a Youth Counselling Service, an agency supporting people with addictions, secondary schools and two Further Education Colleges.
I have also run my own private practice for the past four years.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I would suggest that sessions take place on a weekly basis at the same time and on the same day. I charge £45 for a 50 minute counselling session.
I do have some concessionary places available.
Supervision sessions are also 50 minutes in duration for which I charge £45
For the first session I offer a half an hour 'assessment session' free of charge. This is to give you an opportunity to meet me and decide whether I am the right person for you to work with. It also give us both the opportunity to discuss what you are looking for from counselling.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer both day and evening appointments.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|