Michelle Paine

MBACP BA Hons, DipC. Counsellor/ Psychotherapist/ Supervisor
Penzance, Cornwall, TR18
07507 539 620 07507 539 620

About me

Who am I?

Hello I'm Michelle, a natural and approachable person centred Counsellor & Psychotherapist with an Integrative practice utilising CBT & trauma informed techniques. I am here to offer you a caring safe place to talk through your thoughts and feelings. Being in this world can be challenging and I am here to help you find your way.

How can I help?

For some of you life has led to painful feelings of confusion, loss or hopelessness.  If you are feeling low, anxious or have low self-esteem or if you have addiction or self harm issues I can help you to live more contentedly.

What is my experience?

I work with a wide variety of clients and issues and counsel people who have experienced Trauma, addiction, domestic abuse, grief, anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts. I have also grown through my own challenges in life with my own personal counselling. I know  counselling works and that you can find hope in your situation.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • CBT focused PTSD & Complex Trauma Master Workshop
  • FAA LEVEL 3 Award in Principles of Safeguarding & protecting children, young people or vulnerable adults (RQF)
  • 1st class Honours Degree qualified Counselling Supervisor
  • Telephone & Online Counselling - BACP/OU
  • Bereavement Support - Cruse Bereavement Care
  • Trauma Awareness - Cruse Bereavement Care
  • Domestic Abuse - Women's Aid
  • Addiction Abuse - Addaction
  • Autism - Dreadnought


  • BA Honours degree 1st  - Counselling Studies
  • BA Honours degree 2:1 - Communication Studies & Women's Studies
  • Level 5 Diploma - Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Level 5 Diploma - Trauma Informed Schools Practice
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Technique
  • NVQ3 in Advice & Guidance


  • Person Centred/ Integrative Trauma Counsellor utilising CBT techniques - CLEAR Emotional Trauma Agency, Women's Aid, Cruse Bereavement Care, Penhaligon Agency
  • Support Worker - Adult Social Care, self help groups

Member organisations


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.

Areas of counselling I deal with


£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£40 per hourly session


I offer day time sessions. Please call or email me to discuss possible session times.

Further information

Due to the current Coronavirus situation I am currently offering telephone or online counselling only.


Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme