Michelle Wilcox

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BA(Hons)/ Dip.Couns/ MBACP
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Newport, Shropshire, TF10
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About me

**** I am currently offering free supervision as a trainee supervisor if you would like to get in touch for more details ****

Hi, my name is Michelle. I am a Person-Centred Counsellor who uses CBT tools in my private practice, based in Newport. I also work in and around the Telford and Shropshire area. Person-Centred means just that, my approach is centred around you and your needs, because for me, counselling is about you being the expert on you, and what you need, and we would work together to help you find a more comfortable place to be. I see my role as walking alongside you, at your pace, our relationship being built on honesty and authenticity, in a confidential manner, where we will develop a safe and non-judgemental environment. One in which we can openly discuss what is of most importance to you. Because, in my experience, feeling heard leads to deep and lasting change. Change that can be lead by focusing on your strengths, and identifying areas you would like to develop or improving your current awareness. You may want to focus on things from your past and how they're impacting your present, just current concerns or a bit of both. Alternatively you may come to me for coping strategies, remember you are the expert and session's will be lead by you and what you need.

I am often told I have a youthful appearance, nevertheless, I have much in the way of life experience and personal struggles. Therefore, I can empathise with many of the difficulties of daily life and its strong demands; I have up close and personal experience of supporting children and adults who face challenges with their mental health, providing end of life care, severe physical disabilities and neurodiversity. As such, I am passionate about supporting others.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a background in the early education sector, where I have gained over a decade’s worth of experience, as the lead practitioner in planning, observing and monitoring children’s education. As a Counsellor, I have worked for several organisations over as many years, offering my services to survivors of domestic violence, with people experiencing addictions, trauma, grief and loss, and those whom may feel are in crisis. Within these roles I have supported children, young people and adults with bereavement, addictions, depression, anxiety, and those who have experienced trauma. I also specialise in supporting clients who are neurodiverse, eg who have Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia, and have both personal and professional experience of supporting people whose experience of the world may be different, and who are looking to understand their own identity. 

I hold various qualifications:

  • Level 6 BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies and Education Studies
  • ADHD in the Therapy Room
  • Best Practice When Supporting Autistic Clients
  • Women on the Autistic Spectrum 
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 4 Certificate in Counselling: Cognitive-Behavioural Theory
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Award in Helping Skills
  • Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity
  • Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Skills
  • Level 2 Awareness in Bereavement Care
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Behaviour that Challenges

I have engaged in various continuing professional development:

  • Working with Shame and Compulsivity
  • Samaritans and Active Listening
  • Sudden and Traumatic Death
  • Infant Loss
  • Awareness in Children and Young People’s Bereavement Care
  • Approaches to Counselling Children and Young People
  • Aquarius Frontline
  • Relationship, Sexuality, Choice and Risk for Adults with a Learning Disability
  • Crisis Tools - Managing Risk
  • LGTBQ+ awareness

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am an accredited provider for 'The Foundation for Infant Loss' supporting Mums and/or their partners who have miscarried, had a stillbirth or a neonatal loss. www.foundationforinfantloss.co.uk

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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I am available Monday (2pm - 7pm), Tuesday (2pm - 7pm), Wednesdays (2pm - 5pm), Thursdays (2pm - 6.30pm), Friday (1.30pm - 7pm) & Saturdays (9am - 5pm). 

I charge £45 per session. I offer a student rate, at £35, (on production of valid student ID such as NUS card or university ID. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I'm available Monday's through to Friday's with evening sessions and weekends available on request and by advanced agreement.

Face to face appointments currently are limited. 

Further information

I have a current Enhanced DBS Certificate to work with Adults, Children and Young People.

I am registered with the ICO and work to their practices to keep your personal data safe.

I practice under my own Professional Civil Liability insurance.

I have also completed an ACTO approved training course to provide support online via webcam or phone support.

Newport, Shropshire, TF10

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Microsoft Teams
Google Meet


Michelle Wilcox
Michelle Wilcox