Michelle Welch

Michelle Welch


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07971344752

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Therapist - Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury SY4
07971344752
Sessions from £40.00

Features

Availability

You will normally attend one equine counselling session per week on a day and time that is convenient to you. 

These sessions will  last up to an hour and reviews will take place every six weeks. At each review, i will discuss progress and evaluate and identify the need for further counselling.

 If you cannot attend arranged sessions, we would ask that you leave a message on 07870639770. We will then contact you to re-arrange a session. Missed appointments will be charged for, please notify us at least a day in advance of non attendance.

£40.00 per hour session. Cash/Cheque or Bank transfer.

After 6pm £50.00 session.

For more details and prices on the eagala model (groups) max 6 for an hour please get in touch.

Supervision £40.00 per hour with a reduced rate for counsellors in training.

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy/Learning. For a price list detailing equine therapies and group and individual requirements please get in touch.

Fee's are reviewed annually.





About me and my therapy practice

For as long as I can remember I have had a love of horses, it was only whilst training in the person-centred approach in counselling that I became aware of working with horses in a therapeutic way.

Simply put it is a learning modality that uses interactions with horses as a means for the client to gain personal awareness, breakthrough and growth. It has amazing potential for transforming the lives of all age groups.

My herd and I offer a client centred/horse centred space in North Shropshire. We are situated on the edge of a golf course surrounded by beautiful countryside. In these challenging times of Covid 19, and social distancing this form of therapy is proving very popular.

I describe myself as an integrative counsellor combining a range of therapies including CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy). I work in a very individual way with both adults and young people and as a counsellor I offer you my many years of experience/knowledge honesty and respect while we explore issues you feel you would like to bring to the counselling.

One fit does not fit all and so we work together looking at how I can best support you or your child, families or groups, either indoors traditional talk therapy, or outdoors with the herd.

I am a certified practitioner, offering eagala.org (Equine Assisted Growth & Learning Association) sessions. The eagala model is a team approach.

Practice description

I describe myself as an integrative counsellor combining a range of therapies including CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy)  including mindfulness/experiential and solution focused brief therapy .          

I work in a very individual way with both adults and young people and as a counsellor I offer you my many years of experience/knowledge honesty and respect while we explore issues you feel you would like to bring to the counselling.

One fit does not fit all and so we work together looking at how I can best support you or your child, families or groups, either indoors traditional talk therapy, or outdoors with the herd.

I am a certified practitioner, offering eagala.org (Equine Assisted Growth & Learning Association) sessions. The eagala model is a team approach. 

The focus is on and learning specific skills as defined by the individual , family or group, such as improved emotional interactions for autistic young people, communications for families or achieving a personal goal for an individual,

Equine assisted therapy is a powerful and effective therapeutic approach that addresses a variety of mental health conditions, including anxiety , depression, relationship problems, communication needs and behavioural issues (anger management) and grief recovery.


My first session

You will normally attend one equine counselling session per week on a day and time that is convenient to you. Its important to wear suitable foot wear and dress for the weather.

These sessions will last up to an hour and reviews will take place every six weeks. At each review, i will discuss progress and evaluate and identify the need for further counselling this could be outdoors with the ponies or combined CBT for example followed up with half a session with the ponies. 

These combined equine counselling sessions work well for children and young people who's attention span for room based sessions can be a challenge.

If you cannot attend arranged sessions, I  would ask that you leave a message on 07870639770.  I  will then contact you to re-arrange a session.

 Missed appointments will be charged for, please notify me at least a day in advance of non attendance.

£40.00 per hour session. Cash/Cheque or Bank transfer.

After 6pm £50.00 session.

For more details and prices on the eagala model (groups) max 6 for an hour please get in touch.

Supervision £40.00 per hour with a reduced rate for counsellors in training.

Equine Assisted counselling/Learning. For a price list detailing equine counselling/ groups and individual requirements please get in touch. www.listeningroomcounsellingservice.com

Fee's are reviewed annually.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Coaching supervision, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Leadership coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Emotion focused therapy, Family therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, EAP, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work

Supervisor - Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury SY4
07870639770
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

My working week is divided into two halves. I am employed as a school counsellor in North Shropshire. In 2012 I was given the opportunity to setup an in house counselling service it provides counselling for teenagers and young adults up to the age of 18yrs. I have worked with many adolescents and am able to support a variety of issues using difference therapeutic approaches such as talk therapy, CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) and Equine assisted Psychotherapy/Learning.

I run a student placement at secondary school offering counsellor’s in training the opportunity to gain some valuable experience in a school environment. As a supervisor I provide monthly supervision and ongoing CPD/workshops and training. The other half of my time is spent in my private practice.www.listeningroomcounsellingservice.com for more info.

Supervision has been an important part of my development and I am passionate about being able to access, supportive, restorative, explorative and growth full supervision, the approach underpins my supervision practice. I am qualified and completed my level 6 CPCAB supervisor’s qualification, I am an accredited member of the BACP, I am also qualified to supervise equine assisted psychotherapy (EAGALA). Supervision is £60 per hour and a half session. This cost is negotiable for students.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Eating disorders, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Self-harm, Service veterans, Trauma

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Family therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited