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Michelle Thornton

Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1XR
07493 873293 07493 873293

About me

Welcome! I congratulate you on taking the first step on your personal journey. I will help you find and develop the tools you need to change and live a life you can engage with more fully. My down-to -earth approach allows you to be at ease in a comfortable setting. My passion is helping you find solutions, become more centred and learn better-coping tolls so you can live your best life. Most people come to counselling because they need help sorting something out. This can come in the form of a personal crises, relationship issues, challenges at work or school, or life transitions such as a divorce, retirement, a care-giving role, or coping with death. Let me help you on your healing journey and personal counselling path.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and integrate Solution Focused Therapy into work with clients. I earned my degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Santa Barbara.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Spiritual exploration
Women's issues/support

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Solution focused brief therapy


50 pounds per session

Further information

I practice Mindfulness, meditation and integrate these tools into my therapeutic framework.

Naldred Farm Offices
Borde Hill Lane
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 1XR

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Michelle Thornton

Michelle Thornton