Michael Forrest

Michael Forrest

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07470 072342

Contact Michael

Therapist - Bristol

Bristol BS6
07470 072342
Sessions from £50.00


About me and my therapy practice

About Me

I am a Humanistic and Integrative BACP Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist working with individuals and couples since 2005.

I practice from various places in Bristol including:  Westbury-on-Trym, Westbury Park, Cotham,  Southville and Bedminster

I work with a wide range of issues and specialise in trauma, anxiety, depression, anger and bereavement.​

Over 30 Years Mindfulness Practice, Co-Facilitator of Mindfulness Courses for the Devon Recovery Learning Community. 

Theravada Buddhist monk -  (1988 - 1995) 

Certified Trainer in Nonviolent Communication (2005)

Facilitator of Trauma Skills Training for Counsellors, Sri Lanka (2005-07)

NHS Psychotherapist for Devon Partnership Trust (2009-11)

Bereavement Counsellor for Rowcroft Hospice (2010-13)

12 Years, Torbay Social Services, Emergency Duty Team (2002-14), providing mediation, conflict resolution and crisis support for families in need and supporting individuals with mental health issues

My Approach

I offer a reflective space where I work and acceptance and a non-judgemental attitude, to support you to be with whatever challenges and difficulties you may be facing.

As I orient to stillness, I offer my presence as an anchor to guide you deeper into an awareness of your inner experience. I help you to stay with this and what you meet there (without it taking you into overwhelm), so as to empower you. This may also allow understanding and insight to arise.

I stay present to your emerging needs, in a way that allows you to connect to them more fully and so explore how best to meet them.

I meet you and your issues with empathy and understanding.

I offer short and longer-term work.

For more info please visit my website 

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

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