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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- 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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have flexible availability, Wednesday - Saturday.
Types of client