Michelle Gunn

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Taunton, Somerset, TA1
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About me

I offer a safe space for you to feel heard and listened to. I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor based in Taunton, Somerset. This means I have studied many different theories of therapy and counselling and can blend the right theory and practice to suit an individual’s needs, as everyone is different. Counselling offers a safe confidential space for you to talk, free of judgment and expectations. 

I blend together different theories and practices, which can help you focus on getting the most of our time together. Some people like to have activities to do between sessions, like journaling, others may have more of a creative mind and words do not form as easily as others. Whatever person you are, we can work together.

Creative work is very healing, some pictures really do say more than words. Being creative isn’t about being able to draw, it’s about expressing how feelings may look or feel if they could express themselves, and this can give a greater insight on areas which may be hidden.

I also see individuals and couples for relationship work. Whether it is navigating a crisis within a relationship, deepening connection for strong foundations, Intimate difficulties/issues, betrayals or finding a way to move on separately.

I am a breakup/divorce coach and can help you to find solutions to move forward with your life. 

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications

  • FdA in Integrative Counselling
  • Children and young people, Level 2
  • Cert in online and telephone counselling
  • Cert in Gestalt group facilitation 
  • Foundation year of Pesso Boydon Therapy 
  • Advanced Diploma in Relationship Psychotherapy
  • Breakup and Divorce Coach
  • NLP Practitioner
  • NLP Coach
  • DBS check
  • ICO registered

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and hold professional liability insurance. I adhere to an ethical framework and commitment to work ethically, respectfully and professionally. Confidentiality, boundaries and continued professional development are key to my practice.

I have personal experience with ADHD and can help to navigate what a potential diagnosis may bring up, learn to give yourself compassion and help to reduce the shame associated with Neurodiversity. I also run ADHD therapeutic groups in Taunton. 

Before qualifying as a Counsellor, I have spent the past 22 years working as a Veterinary nurse. This has given me a greater insight into love and loss. I am compassionate, warm and caring. I offer a space where joy can also be celebrated, I believe laughter is a great form of healing.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£60.00 - £80.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

One full hour £60

Couple/relationship therapy £80

90 minute one off £80

Personal Development groups from £20pp.pw

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Some flexible evening slots available 

Further information

I believe great healing can happen in groups. For this reason I offer group therapy.

There are many reasons why group therapy would be right for you. More cost effective, develop greater self-awareness within groups, form deeper connections and you can have fun whilst doing therapy.

I facilitate a Group which requires a 6 week commitment. Please get in touch to find out about upcoming groups.

Taunton, Somerset, TA1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

I hire an office space at the Albemarle Centre, which is wheelchair user accessible.

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