Michelle Morris BSc (hons) Counselling MBACP

Michelle Morris BSc (hons) Counselling MBACP

Weston-Super-Mare
BS23

07951 705064

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Weston-Super-Mare
BS23

07951 705064

About me

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, 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.

Counselling gives you the opportunity to discuss personal problems or dilemmas we can all face at various times in our lives. It enables you to gain new insights and clarity that can help you to move forward with an increased sense of awareness, purpose and meaning.

Individual/Adult Counselling

I understand that taking the first steps to seek counselling can be a daunting experience. I will provide you with a safe space to help you gain a better understanding of what is worrying you. 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.

My approach is person-centred which means the focus is on building a relationship where you will be supported to gain a better understanding and awareness of your own feelings to help you to achieve personal growth and self-acceptance.

I also have experience of working using an integrative approach 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.

Young People

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.

I have experience of counselling young people aged 11–16 years in a Secondary School setting for a range of issues.  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.

Autism/Asperger's/Additional needs

I provide counselling to people with a learning disability and/or Autism Spectrum Condition, family members and loved ones.  This involves offering 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.

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

Qualifications:

  • 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

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

Experience:

My experience includes working as a counsellor for a local mental health charity and resource centre, working 1:1 with clients struggling with a broad range of mental health issues.

These include: Anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family breakdown, health related issues, bereavement and loss, work related stress, chronic health condition, disability issues, OCD, low self-esteem and addiction related issues

I have also worked at Addaction – An agency counselling clients with addiction issues who also offer support to family and friends affected by their loved ones behaviours.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

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

Further information

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

Weston-Super-Mare, BS23

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

I have various appointments available throughout the week, including some early evening

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults