Michele Atkin

Michele Atkin

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07791 438186

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Therapist - Guildford

Guildford GU4
07791 438186
Sessions from £70.00



Sessions available: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

About me and my therapy practice

Hello, my name is Michele. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I have been working as a therapist for 16 years. I have a gentle calming approach to the way I work. Clients have commented about how they feel safe and nurtured during our sessions. I support people during times of stress, anxiety, low self esteem, loss, chronic illness and relationship issues. 

Sometimes life can feel ‘just too much’, you feel like you have reached your capacity, you are emotionally sensitive or feel numb. You lack clarity in your thoughts and do not know where to turn. 

Take a deep breath and know that help is at hand. I offer guidance and support in a safe, non-judgemental space, to explore the things on your mind. I work face to face and online, facilitating our sessions, working with you, at your pace, allowing you to tell your story. I will hear your words and see you as a unique individual. I believe in your ability to heal and grow.

I have a specialist interest and experience of working with people who struggle maintaining healthy relationships and may feel a loss of self-identity. Clients that I work with often lack focus, direction and feel totally overwhelmed. I work with a broad range of client conditions, anxiety, chronic illness, low self-esteem and trauma.

To facilitate your search I offer a free 30 minute call to determine whether I am the right therapist for you. There is no obligation and these and all ongoing sessions are strictly confidential and adhere to the ethical guidelines of the BACP. The first full session will be fifty minutes and I charge my regular fee of £70.00 per session.

I am a degree qualified Counsellor & Psychotherapist, a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and am fully insured.

Practice description

At the heart of how I work, is the relationship we build together. Over the past 16 years of working in therapeutic private practice, I have seen how positive outcome in therapy comes from forming a strong working relationship with clients. Mutual trust and respect in our therapeutic relationship is the safe container that will allow us to go where you need to go. From this foundation change is possible. As an integrative practitioner I draw on many therapeutic styles and techniques to find ways of working that are right for you.

My first session

Taking that first step can be daunting. I understand that for some people talking about what brings them to counselling can feel quite scary. It may well be the first time you’ve spoken out loud about what’s on your mind. You may feel resistance. Insecurities may surface….Will they judge me, will they be able to understand? Will they be able to help me?

Our first full session will be a space for us to get to know one another and for you to get a sense of me and how I work, and if you feel comfortable with me. We will explore what brings you to therapy, what changes you hope to see and discuss whether my expertise is the right fit for you. What is most important, is that you feel comfortable and safe speaking to me, and that I feel like the right fit for you. I may not be, and that is okay.  

What I can help with

Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Life coaching, Loss, Menopause, Mood disorder, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Jungian, Narrative therapy, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Psychosynthesis, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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