Michelle Mainwood MBACP
I am a qualified counsellor with experience working with adults and young people.
There are many reasons for people to turn to counselling. Sometimes just having someone impartial to listen to you and the time to talk freely without judgement can be beneficial to help you gain clarity and understanding. I offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings and I help you to gain insight and understanding, which will enable you to work through any difficulties you may have.
I am an integrative counsellor, which means I incorporate different models of counselling in order to meet the individual needs of my clients. My core approach is person centred therapy, however I use cognitive behavioural therapy and psychodynamic therapy depending on the needs of my clients.
My main area of interest is in anxiety disorders and low self-esteem. I believe that our beliefs and our thought patterns have a great impact on our experiences and emotional health, however by adapting a person’s belief system and learning new ways of thinking can promote positive change. I work with clients to understand their thoughts and beliefs and what effect it is having on their lives and help each individual to move forward.
I am a registered member of the BACP (MBACP) and I abide by the BACP ethical framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma - Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 certificate - Counselling Studies
- Level 2 certificate - Counselling Skills
- I have also completed modules in Mental Health to give me a greater understanding of my clients, I continue to attend workshops to enhance my knowledge in the counselling field.
I have experience working with adults and young people within an agency and in private practice. In my private practice I welcome adults and young people over the age of 18.
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
- Counselling sessions are 50 minutes long.
- The cost of each individual session is £65.00.
I understand how difficult entering counselling may be to many, so if you have any questions feel free to contact me via phone or email and I will be happy to answer them.