Michelle Morris BSc (hons) MBACP Counselling Adults, Adolescents, Autism Aware
Hi, I’m Michelle. I provide supportive, sensitive and non-judgemental counselling for adults and young people from 11 years old, who may be struggling with a range of difficulties or experiences. I work from a humanistic perspective and appreciate each person as an individual.
Asking for help isn't always easy and I understand that taking the first steps to seek counselling, can be a daunting experience. My aim is to listen to you with empathy so you feel heard and understood and to help you to make sense of your feelings and emotions. Counselling offers you the opportunity to gain new insights and clarity to increase your awareness and self-acceptance.
I have worked with young people for over 10 years in a variety of educational/social and mentoring settings.
I am particularly passionate about young people's mental health. The often difficult journey from adolescence to adulthood can be an emotional rollercoaster for many young people, bringing high and lows and many uncertainties.
I support young people to navigate the path, helping to explore and understand what is happening in their world and what may have caused them to feel this way. I provide a safe and supportive space, encouraging them to talk about how they are feeling, without the fear of being judged.
I offer counselling to people with an autism spectrum condition/learning difference and to 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. The initial consultation is at a reduced fee of £20.
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
- Child Sexual Exploitation
- Adverse Childhood Experiences/Trauma
- ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
- 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.
I have worked for many years supporting adults and young people with ASC or a learning difference in a variety of roles.
Alongside my private practice, I provide individually tailored one to one support to students in higher education helping them address barriers to learning, created by a particular impairment, e.g. mental health issue and/or autistic spectrum condition.
Addaction – An agency counselling clients with addiction issues who also offer support to family and friends affected by their loved ones behaviours.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial introductory session - £20
Adults - £40 per 50 minute session
Under 18's - £40 per 50 minute session
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
I am a registered member of BACP Children, Young People and Families Division
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.