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 assessment is free of charge and will be carried out on the telephone.
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
- 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Initial introductory session by phone - 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
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.
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