Michelle Morris BSc (hons) Counsellor MBACP
Burnham On Sea
Hi, I’m Michelle.
I offer a warm, compassionate and confidential space, working with adults and young people struggling with a range of difficulties, including: depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, bereavement, separation and loss, traumatic life events, unresolved childhood issues, disability, illness and chronic pain. Often there can be difficult experiences or feelings which can have a negative impact on our lives. These experiences can leave us feeling emotionally vulnerable.
I understand that taking the first steps to seek counselling can be a daunting experience. I work with clients to establish a trusting relationship, to enable us to gently explore and work through any difficulties or emotional issues that you may be experiencing. I will listen with respect, supporting you to talk about your concerns and feelings. Together we can explore these challenges and find a way forward. Counselling offers you the opportunity to gain new insights and clarity to increase your awareness and self-acceptance.
I offer short or long term therapy, working in an integrative way, drawing on my Humanistic background and training. This includes; Person-Centred counselling combining aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) and Mindfulness. Please ask if you would like any more information about any of these therapies.
I work with young people struggling with the following issues: low self-esteem, body image, anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, peer pressure and bullying, exam stress, self-harm, family difficulties, relationship matters, sexuality and anger problems.
Counselling can provide you with the space to talk about how you are feeling without the fear of being judged. This space allows you to express your feelings and explore and understand what is happening in your world and what may have caused you to feel this way.
I use a range of creative therapeutic interventions, encouraging the opportunity for exploration, self-awareness and building resilience.
I offer counselling to people with an Autism Spectrum Condition/learning difficulty, family members and loved ones. This involves providing person-centred support and guidance around understanding and managing behaviours and helping you to develop new ways to help build your confidence and self-esteem.
I understand that for many young people and adults with complex needs or disabilities, struggling with stress, anxiety and daily life can be challenging and unsettling and symptoms can sometimes be extremely overwhelming. I tailor my approach to best suit the needs of my clients. I have a wide range of experience and knowledge of working with this client group and a deep understanding of some of the difficulties they may face.
I am also proud to support the local LGBTQ community.
How do I book a first session?
You are very welcome to call or email me to discuss your situation, ask any questions or book an appointment. It is so important to find the right counsellor, so I suggest we meet for an initial assessment session to give us the chance to discuss your situation and give you the opportunity to have a sense of how I work. This session will be for 30 minutes and is free of charge.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc (hons) Counselling Bath Spa University
- Foundation Degree Counselling Bath Spa University
- Integration of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – level 6
- Integration of Compassion Focussed Therapy – level 6
- Level 3 Diploma in Counselling
- Level 2 Diploma in Counselling
- Adult Attachment Behaviour
- Autism and Anxiety
- Mental Health First Aid
- Asperger's in the Counselling Room
- Pregnancy Loss and Infertility
- Creative Arts in Counselling
- Grief and Loss
- Counselling Children and Young People
- Exploring Art Therapy
- Addiction Training
- Mindfulness Training
- Autism Awareness
- Work therapeutically with survivors of sexual violence - SARSAS
- Working with Eating Disorders
- Couples in Conflict
- PODS - Positive Outcomes for Disassociation Disorder
- Safeguarding Training
My experience includes working as a counsellor for a local mental health charity and resource centre, working 1:1 with clients struggling with a wide range of mental health issues and from many walks of life.
Counselling young people aged 11–16 years in a Secondary School setting for a range of issues.
Addaction – An agency counselling clients with addiction issues who also offer support to family and friends affected by their loved ones behaviours.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Initial session 30 minutes - free
Adults - £40 per 50 minute session
Under 18's - £30 per 50 minute session
I also offer a limited availability of concessionary rates for clients on a low income
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their code of ethics.
All my work is supported by supervision
I hold an enhanced DBS certificate
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Personal Indemnity Insurance
In addition, I am a registered member of BACP Children, Young People and Families Division
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have various appointments available throughout the week, including some early evening
Types of client