Michelle Vernall

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Stone ST15 & Stoke-On-Trent ST4
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and welcome.

I am Michelle a qualified integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor and also a certified clinical trauma professional. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and psychotherapy (BACP). 

My personal journey supporting individuals started twenty four years ago within the care industry, working with many individuals that have been impacted by physical change, mental health illness and end of life. As a care assistant/support worker I gained vast amounts of knowledge surrounding, disabilities, health, mental health and the impact this can have on the family, and how traumatic it can be accepting an individuals diagnosis, which I know very well personally.

As an integrative Counsellor I have an avid interest in trauma and how it effects us individually, being through traumatic experiences my self gives me a passion to support others in shifting blame, breaking silence and becoming a person again.

Within private practice, my main focus is for all clients to feel comfortable and confident within the therapeutic relationship with me, giving you (the client) the autonomy and space to advocate what you would like to gain from the therapy sessions. Nevertheless I understand that if this is your first time seeking therapy you may not know what to expect or how therapy works, which I struggled with too many years ago; However we can work through this together.

Within the therapeutic relationship I offer an authentic, empathic, compassionate and non-judgemental space for all clients to talk, feel safe and be heard. I personally feel this helps the connection between you and I giving you the best outcome.

I offer telephone, online and face to face appointments, which each does have it's individual prices. I also offer student rates and concessional prices for people who are in receipt of benefits.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Counselling.
  • University Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
  • Essentials of trauma treatment CTTP.
  • Diploma in safeguarding
  • Meditation Diploma
  • Mindfulness Diploma
  • Relaxation therapy Diploma
  • Pet Bereavement
  • Compassion fatigue

I also have other credentials that I am more than happy to share with you.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

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

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 - £55.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

I understand that at times it may be overwhelming to ask for help, especially when financial strains play a part. I am happy to chat about fee's and concessional rates with anyone who feels that gaining help may financially put them under pressure. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

My working days are Monday to Friday. 

Monday Morning 10am -12pm

Morning sessions Tuesday to Friday 10am-1pm

Evening sessions Monday to Friday 5pm to 8pm

Weekends are limited.

Kandahar, Cross Gate, Hilderstone, Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 8RL

Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Michelle Vernall
Michelle Vernall