Michelle Paine

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MBACP BA Hons, DipC. Counsellor/ Psychotherapist/ Supervisor
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Penzance, Cornwall, TR18
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Who am I?

Hello, I'm Michelle, a natural and approachable person centred Counsellor & Psychotherapist offering outdoor sessions amongst the healing qualities of Cornish nature, aswell as telephone and online sessions. My practice is Integrative and utilises 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 anxiety, loss or hopelessness. If you are feeling down, anxious or have low self-esteem or if you have issues such as addiction, eating disorders, ADHD, ASD or self harm, I believe I can help you to live more contentedly.

What is my work experience?

I run a successful Private Practice and work with a wide variety of clients and issues including trauma, domestic violence, childhood sexual abuse, grief, anxiety, hypervigilance, addiction, eating disorders, depression and suicidal thoughts. I have worked for various agencies over the years including Adult Social Care.

What is my life experience?

I have also grown through my own challenges in life by having my own personal counselling. I know counselling can help and I can offer you 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 - Plymouth Uni
  • Telephone & Online Counselling - BACP/OU
  • Bereavement Support - Cruse Bereavement Care
  • Trauma Awareness - Cruse Bereavement Care
  • Domestic & Sexual Abuse - Women's Aid
  • Addiction Abuse - Addaction
  • ASD/ ADHD - Dreadnought


  • MA in Counselling & Psychotherapy p/t student
  • 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 - Private Practice, CLEAR Emotional Trauma Agency, Women's Aid, Cruse Bereavement Care, Penhaligon 
  • Support Worker - Adult Social Care
  • Volunteer - Self Help groups

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Areas of counselling I deal with


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

I suggest an initial set of 6 one hourly weekly sessions to set up our therapeutic relationship. I offer an initial 3 week review to explore if your needs are being met in the therapy and further regular collaborative reviews. I request payment by bank transfer before each session and provide email confirmation on receipt of payment.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please call or email me to discuss possible session times.

Further information

I operate a Covid safe policy. I offer Eco Counselling sessions along the Penzance coastal path (weather dependant), online Zoom counselling and telephone counselling sessions. 

Penzance, Cornwall, TR18

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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In person

My foundation model is Person Centred and I work integratively with trauma-informed CBT. I focus on the 7 eyed model of Supervision.

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Michelle Paine
Michelle Paine