Michelle Kelly

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BSc, PG Dip, Registered member MBACP & Clinical supervisor
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Birmingham B18 & Evesham WR11
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About me

I am aware of the complexities individuals can face and how it can impact on our emotions, social interactions, personal and professional relationships.

With this in mind I feel it is important to empower people to be at the helm of the support they receive, being autonomous and able to build their own resilience with the right support in place. Aiming to provide a client focused service that is warm, empathetic, non-judgemental and genuine to each individual’s circumstances.  In a safe and respectful environment.

My experience has led me to collaborate with many large organisations including The Priory where I worked in a rehabilitation and recovery service for females with complex mental health needs.  Their support needs included schizophrenia and bipolar, eating disorders with some having co-morbid conditions such as mild learning disabilities, alcohol and drug use and borderline personality disorder.

Also with Springfield MIND, part of a national Mental Health charity providing supportive services out of GP Surgeries, delivering pathways for Stress, depression, Grief & Loss, Managing Anger, self-esteem, Feeling Alone and Anxiety & Panic Attacks.

I volunteer my time in the community and have also been a Childline volunteer for more than 4 years working as a primary contact for children calling in a crisis, during this Pandemic.

I also provide a range of workshops in the West Midlands to schools and academies in particular around the controversial Stop & Search power implementing The Home Office's 'Best Use of Stop & Search' scheme.

In addition, I also sit as a member of the affiliated scrutiny panel for The West Midlands Police & Crime Commissioners office trying to ensure the safe implementation of the power.

I have experience working with both adults and children in varying capacities. Providing workshops, Motivational Speaking and Therapeutic intervention to Children and Young people with learning and support needs delivering the outcomes Star tool of which I am a fully licensed practitioner. 

My community engagement has led to collaboration with the NHS programmed as a motivational speaker in conjunction with the Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat and sitting on the IAG for Catalyst4Change and collaborating with Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Trust and other community partners.

I aim to steer the preventative flagship rather than just dealing with the aftermath of trauma and distress by providing affordable therapeutic services.  Working towards a Better Well-Being.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified counsellor with a BACP Accredited qualification and work to the BACP ethical framework. I am currently working towards my accreditation. 

I am the founding Director of a third sector community interest company and lead practitioner since qualifying in 2015.

My counselling is underpinned with with qualifications in Health & Social Care, Children & Young People, Anger Management, Criminal Psychology and a Bsc in Adult Mental Health Nursing.

I am trained Integratively but apply focus on CBT, Motivational Interviewing techniques and Humanistic Approaches. Supporting a variety of needs to help enhance the quality of life of those I support and help to build resilience.

I am a member of the BACP Accredited register and also belong to the Accredited register for The Foundation for Infant Loss, as well as being a qualified Clinical Supervisor.

  • Advanced Certificate In Clinical Supervision Including Online Working 
  • Violence Against Women and Girls: Cause and Consequence of Women’s Homelessness’ train the trainer (RSVP)
  • Problem Gambling Awareness for Professionals
  • The Foundation for Infant Loss - Accredited Counselling Professional
  • Adult Mental Health Nursing Bsc – Birmingham City University BSC
  • Substance Misuse: Crisis through to Wellness and Recovery & Cognitive Behavioural Interventions
  • Certificate in Relationship Counselling
  • Criminal Psychology PGDip
  • BACP Accredited Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy Fda
  • Level 2 in Caring for Children & Young People
  • Level 2 & 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Introduction to Counselling

Supplementary Training includes:

  • Level 3 Principles In Management
  • Mental Health First Aid Associate Trainer - Adult programme
  • Mental Health First Aid England Trainer- Youth programme
  • National Centre for Suicide Prevention, Education and Trainings (NCSPET) Associate Trainer: Suicide First Aid
  • MHFA Associate Trainer Race Equity in the workplace
  • Level 3 OCN Accredited Gangs & Youth Violence 
  • Level 2 OCN Accredited Community Research Qualification 
  • Internal Quality Assurance Assessor (IQA) Level 4 


Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Infant child Loss|Post natal depression|Post natal loss|Perinatal loss|Sudden Infant Death|SID|Stillbirth|Grief|Depression|Anxiety|The Waiting Room|Thewaitingroom.org|Bereavement|Stress|Bi-polar|Mental Health|Discrimination|Relationship issues|Self-harm|low self-esteem|gambling|Addiction|Smoking|CBT|Cognitive Behavioural Therapy|

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£35.00 - £100.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

I offer face to face, Online and telephone Counselling sessions with prices starting from as little as £35** per hour on a sliding scale.

FREE Initial assessment on the phone (Typically lasts 30-40 minutes)
Initial Assessment face to face £20 (Payment required at booking)

Unemployed (no savings) £35**
Employed - Student (self funded) £40
Employed £45 (No savings)
Employed (with Savings/2 household incomes) £55
Couples Counselling £100 (75 Mins)
Mediation £100 (75 Mins)
Family Therapy Starts at £100* (Up to 3 people 50 mins)

Clinical Supervision: Hybrid (Face to face or Online) £65 - 1 hour £75 1.5 hours, Trainees £45.

Advanced bookings of 6 sessions attract a negotiable discount £ payable at the start of sessions. (Dependent on fee applicable)**

There is a 10% discount for Students and people 65 years or over.

**For those suffering hardship the above session costs are based on trust – evidence may be required at initial assessment when informing me of the cost which suits your circumstances.  Please contact me to discuss? I will always consider 'individual circumstances' and apply discretion to fees when appropriate to enable a more autonomous based well-being and support.

We accept payment by cash, card or bank transfer

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday - Friday - Daytime and evening appointments available.  Sat: 10am- 1pm by arrangement only & may carry a supplement fee. Times/days quoted can be flexible by agreement.

Further information

To 'Get started' send an email or give me a call and we can discuss an assessment.  This is just so that we can check whether or not you are happy to start the process of Counselling with me.

Next we will arrange an initial assessment.
Initial assessment on the phone Free (Typically lasts 30-40 minutes)
Initial Assessment face to face £20 (Payment required at booking)

Then if you are happy to continue we will book in the next session, and arrange to see each other weekly/fortnightly/monthly or whatever you circumstances dictate for you at that time.

Birmingham, West Midlands, B18

Evesham, West Midlands, WR11

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
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.

Home visits will be considered on a case by case basis. Subject to Risk Assessment.

Additional languages

BSL (British Sign Language)

Only basic Level 1 & 1 Extended

Online platforms

Google Meet


In person

Advanced Certificate In Clinical Supervision Including Online Working REDUCED Fee MH First Aid England training with 6 sessions

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