Michelle Barter

Michelle Barter

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07966 559923

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Therapist - Blandford Forum

Blandford Forum DT11
07966 559923
Sessions from £40.00


  • Concessionary rates


Currently not available during school hours and following the government guidelines I am able to offer socially distant and safe face to face. I am also able to provide online support with video calls (Zoom based) or telephone counselling. 

About me and my therapy practice

I provide therapy for children and young people, up to the age of 25 years, using a combination of talk therapy and creative  and expressive arts. 

I have worked with young people as a therapist for five years, both in therapy room, outdoors and in schools. I like to work within the therapeutic relationship with each individual, finding out what their likes and dislikes are to tailoring each session to the needs of that young person. I aim to boost self-esteem to create more resilience to face life's up's and down's whilst challenging the young person to move forward. 

Practice description

I am fully compliant with all safeguarding training for children and young people and where possible I can work with the family. I create safe spaces for young people to explore their feelings whilst working inline with confidentially clauses, I work with the young person to ensure understanding of the limitations of confidentiality.

I have worked with many young people with SEN including ASD, ADHD and development disorders and therefore understand the sensory needs of these young people. I have many sensory toys, textures and noise, I believe sensory integration is very import for mental health and general well-being.

My first session

I asses each client by asking questions about health, background and family. If the young person is under the age of 12 I do this with a member of family or carer, we can then talk about confidentiality so all parties are aware of how I work. When the young person feels comfortable we may finish the session one to one to talk about what they would like from therapy and they can ask questions or play.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Depression, Health related issues, OCD, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Trauma

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Family therapy, Humanistic, Integrative

Clients I work with

Children, Families, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited