Michelle Girdler

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Newbury

Newbury RG14
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

I have worked as a professional counsellor for 16 years, counselling adults, adolescents and couples.

I have worked in a youth counselling service, an agency supporting people with addictions, secondary schools and two further education colleges.

I have also run my own private practice for the past four years.

I provide a confidential therapeutic environment where you will feel safely supported to explore issues that mat be of concern to you. These may be specific concerns - bereavement, relationship difficulties, addiction, difficulties at work or in your personal relationships. Or you may feel depressed, stressed, anxious or a general dissatisfaction with life that you may wish to understand in more depth.

I firmly believe in the importance of building a strong therapeutic relationship, in trust and honesty and having the opportunity to talk to an individual not personally involved in your situation can help you to see things more clearly and support you to find ways to make different choices.

I am also a qualified supervisor and offer clinical supervision for counsellors and counsellors in training.

My main qualifications are:

Advanced Diploma in Person Centred Therapeutic Counselling.  

BPS Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision.

Certificate in Mindfulness CBT from Oxford Mindfulness Centre.

I keep my knowledge up to date by regularly attending continuing professional development workshops, courses, conferences covering specialist counselling subjects. I also attend regular supervision.

What I can help with

Addictions, Eating disorders, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, ADD / ADHD, AIDS/HIV, Asperger syndrome, Cancer, Disability, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Women's issues, Child related issues, Infertility, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Humanistic, Person centred

Clients I work with

Trainee, Adults, Couples, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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