Michelle Wilson

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BA (Hons) , Registered MBACP
Available for new clients
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Southampton, Hampshire, SO30
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Life throws us all challenges from time to time. Looking for support to manage these challenges can feel overwhelming, it is, however, an important step towards change. Book a free 20-minute consultation with me now, to discuss how you might benefit from therapy.

I am a proficient experienced counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I offer short and long-term face-to-face and online counselling to children, young people and adults.

Counselling can help provide an understanding of how past experiences may impact you in the here and now. You can bring to the sessions, whatever is on your mind. Together we can explore how your past might impact your feelings, thoughts and behaviours in the present.

I work in a safe, trauma-informed way and provide a welcoming space for all clients. I work with the neuro-diverse community and embrace difference and diversity in my practice.

As well as running a private practice, I practice in a service supporting people who have been affected by sexual abuse. I provide a safe space to help clients explore how their past trauma experiences affect their daily lives, helping them to gain an understanding of their feelings and behaviours. I have also provided support for survivors of domestic abuse.

Every person is unique and I therefore recognise the need to carefully tailor my work with the individual's needs, offering both short-term and long-term therapy.

I provide particular expertise in issues related to neurodiversity, childhood sexual abuse, sexual abuse and domestic abuse, anxiety, relationship and family issues, bereavement and any forms of loss, sexuality and gender issues, impact of retirement, stress, low self-esteem and many other issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA First Class Honor's Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy.
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
  • Counselling Skills in Person-Centred Counselling.
  • Certificate in Transactional Analysis
  • Registered member of (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
  • ​Hold an enhanced DBS certificate.
  • ​Professional insurance held.
  • ICO Data Protection Registration.

I run both my private practice and work as a trauma-informed counsellor. In my private practice, I work with a range of clients. In my trauma-informed work, I work on a one-to-one basis with clients who have experienced sexual abuse and domestic abuse,

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 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

The initial consultation of up to 20 minutes in free.

Face-to Face Sessions (50 minutes) = £50
Telephone / Video-call Sessions (50 minutes) = £40
Reduced Rate for Under 18's = £40

Further information

My professional practice is incredibly important to me and I look to provide clients with support and opportunity for growth and development. My own development is a fundamental part of my practice and I regularly and consistently attend current training, education and access resources to facilitate my practice. 

Southampton, Hampshire, SO30

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+)

Key details

DBS check

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My counselling room is accessed via a gate to the back of the property, which has a small step down and is otherwise level underfoot.

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Michelle Wilson
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