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.
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
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.