Michael Forrest

Michael Forrest


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07470 072342
Website

Contact Michael

Therapist - Bristol

Bristol BS9
07470 072342
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary Rates

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, Henleaze, Cotham,  and Bedminster

I work with a wide range of issues and specialise in trauma, anxiety, depression 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 with 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 information please visit my website and click on the video of me sharing how I work

What I can help with

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

Types of therapy

Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

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