Michael Darvill

Michael Darvill


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
07733 463783

Contact Michael

Therapist - Bath

Bath BA1
07733 463783
Sessions from £50.00

Features

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

Availability

Covid-19 update: I am now offering face-to-face counselling again, in line with government guidance regarding appropriate safety measures. I am continuing to offer online counselling as well - via Zoom (user-friendly video calling) and telephone.

I have a number of weekday appointment times, both during the day and evening. 

Please contact me for further details regarding which type of therapy you would prefer and my availability.

Concessionary rates are offered for trainee counsellors.

About me and my therapy practice

If you're reading this, then you're most likely struggling right now.

You might be feeling anxious, depressed or low. You may be angry, sad or stressed by a certain situation or event in your life.

Maybe you've lost direction and meaning, and feel stuck as a result. Or lost someone important to you, either through a bereavement or relationship breakdown. Or you may be suffering from another kind of loss.

Feelings of despair, fear or hurt can be overwhelming. But...you've started the process of addressing these issues by looking for a counsellor. You've taken the first step.

Together, in a collaborative effort, we can look at what is bothering you and attempt to find a way through. I will help you explore your feelings so that you might better manage your struggle.

Practice description

Counselling has the best chance of working when the therapeutic relationship works - as such, I will spend real time, commitment and effort developing our relationship.

I offer a warm, gentle, patient and caring manner, through which a safe and secure environment is established. This is vital as you need to know you are in trustworthy and supportive hands.

My therapy room, based in Bath, is safe, confidential, quiet and inviting. There is access to parking nearby. I am also available via Zoom and telephone.

I usually work by offering an initial six sessions, which can be extended with regular reviews, although the number of sessions is flexible and dependent upon your needs.

A qualified, BACP-registered counsellor, I currently work for a charity offering support to children and young people. I have previously worked as a school counsellor, as well as at a hospice providing care for terminally ill people and their families, with bereavement a strong focus. 

My approach blends person-centred counselling skills with an existential worldview; in short, I offer an empathic, non-judgemental space where you will be respected and made comfortable as we explore your world and what is troubling you.

My first session

I offer a free 20-minute telephone consultation, in which you can discuss your reasons for seeking counselling and what you hope to get out of it. You can ask any questions you need to before deciding whether you feel you could work with me.

If so, during our first assessment session I would find out more about your background and current situation. We would also go through certain administrative issues such as times/dates of sessions, payment details/cancellation policy, how your private details are stored in line with data protection laws and other matters including the importance of confidentiality.

What I can help with

Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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