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Making a decision to find someone to support you on your journey can be a difficult step to take. With so many questions to answer, it can feel a little intimidating. How do you know you're going to find the right fit for you? Are there questions you'd like answered but you don't know how to phrase them?

Before we start our journey, one of the most important steps is ensuring that you feel comfortable, and getting answers to the questions you may have while talking through your options together.

During your first session, we will start to build a framework for the support you need, helping you to move forwards in dealing with the items you would like support on.

As a Person-Centred Counsellor, my work is at a pace that suits you, offering both short term and long-term therapy depending upon your needs. It's important that you remain in control of how your therapy progresses, I like to think that you are in the driving seat throughout our time together.

I can offer a safe environment for us to explore whatever you may wish to bring to each session, with empathy. We can work together to build a trusting and therapeutic relationship, without judgement, which enables you to explore your thoughts and feelings and come to a better understanding and management of them. We all have the ability to grow with the right tools to create that growth and understanding.

I currently offer 50-minute sessions via

  • WhatsApp (https://web.whatsapp.com)
  • Microsoft Teams (https://teams.microsoft.com)
  • Telephone Counselling

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Person-Centred Counsellor and registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP). I also have a Diploma in therapeutic counselling (2006), enhanced CRB clearance and full liability insurance.

I have over ten years of experience in working with adults from differing backgrounds, through a range of issues, particularly around domestic and sexual abuse and bereavement.

I have counselled clients in the areas of:

  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Childhood trauma
  • Self-harm
  • Anger management
  • Domestic abuse
  • Grief
  • Phobias
  • Bereavement
  • Relationship issues
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Eating disorders
  • PTSD

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.


Additional information

Appointments: 50mins per session @ £45 payable in advance.

Concessions are available on request for Students & Trainee Counsellors.

Cancellations of less than 24 hours notice will incur the full cost as listed above.

Further information

If you have any further queries, please don't hesitate to get in touch via the website at New Beginnings Personal Therapy

West Midlands

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Michelle Taylor

Michelle Taylor