Michelle Pointon-Bell Post Graduate Diploma, CBT, Children & Young People, MBACP
I am a qualified and experienced CBT counsellor. I also pull upon the Person Centred approach which is tailored to the individual that I am working with. I work in a way whereas we would look at your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and how they affect the way in which you live your life
I am able to offer a confidential and safe environment to explore how you are feeling and what is happening for you right now in your life.
I work on a short to long term basis, this is all in accordance with the individual needs.
Together I hope we can develop new ways of coping with what you are experiencing.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling 2007
Post Graduate Diploma in CBT Counselling 2008
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People 2013/2014.
Post Graduate Advanced Certificate in Eating Disorders 2017.
Post-Qualifying Certificate in EAP and Workplace Counselling 2017
Post Graduate Diploma in Passionate Supervision 2018
Twenty years ago I started working in the caring profession working alongside young people who needed support to live independently. Since then I have worked in many settings with a diverse range of people.
I worked within a school setting for four years as a school counsellor with children from the ages of three to nineteen.
I now work in private practise with adults, children and young people.
I have experience of counselling a wide range of people. From those with addiction problems and their families to working with young people who are trying to find their way in life. I have experience of working with adults who want to address their inner child and past experiences to uncover what is going on for them in the here and now. Also a good understanding of working with those experiencing eating disorders.
We can talk and be as creative as you like within the sessions.
I have recently completed a Diploma in Passionate Supervision and will continue to study supervision in CTSD in Bath as from February 2018.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Taster session is £20
£40 per hour for the remaining sessions.
Consessions available for therapy students who are studying.
The sessions will increase to £25 for a taster session and £45 for remaining sessions from January 1st 2020.
I am a caring and kind counsellor who will work with you to address what is going on for you and endeavour to help you work out a way to unwrap what is not working for you. I would like to offer a non-judgemental environment to work with you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Various sessions including daytime, evenings and weekends.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am working as a supervisor after completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Passionate Supervision in September 2018 and a residential supervision course in Sicily with Robin Shohet In October 2018.View supervision profile