Integrative Counselling and psychotherapy in Bath and Central Bristol for Individuals. Supervision and Couples Counselling in Bristol and North Bath. UKCP Registered.
Do you feel sometimes that you are going round in circles? It can be a struggle to make sense of painful experiences and find joy and meaning in life. I can offer a safe space for you to explore difficult feelings with a genuine willingness to be there for you.
My name is Michelle Oakman. I am an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor working with individuals and couples in North Bath and Central Bristol. I have long term experience of working with a wide range of concerns including childhood and adult abuse , depression, addiction and struggles with self identity.
Short term psychotherapy or counselling will help you start to address specific issues and point you in the right direction.
Long term psychotherapy will enable you to go deeper. In having more understanding and containment of emotional problems, there is an opportunity to grow and feel an enhanced sense of wellbeing. As an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor, I have a variety of approaches that can support you to reach a clearer sense of how you want to move forward.
If you decided to see me for an initial session we would, at your own pace, look at what you feel has been holding you back or troubling you.
Sometimes it is difficult to know, beyond a sense of unease, what exactly the problem is, but often just expressing the frustration of confusion or
ambivalence can help. You may wish to go away and think about what has come up for you or, if you wanted to start sessions, a regular time of the week would be agreed between us.
My fee for a 50 minute session for individuals is £45 and £40 for students and trainees. I offer some low cost sessions before 5pm.
My fee for couples counselling is £60 for an hour or £80 for 90 minutes. I can also, on request, offer a low cost rate for a fixed number of sessions or those before 5pm.
I have had my integrative counselling and psychotherapy practice in Fairfield Park, North Bath since 2004.
I started my couples counselling work there in 2012.
I began my psychotherapy and counselling with individuals and couples counselling in Bristol in June 2016.
I am a qualified supervisor, offering supervision to trainee and qualified psychotherapists and counsellors. I also work with individuals and groups working in person centred agencies and charities. My aim is to support practioners with all needs in relation to their work with clients and promote professional development.
My supervision fee for individuals working in private practice and agencies is £40 for 50 minutes or £65 for 90 minutes.
Group sessions (between 2 - 4 members) are £25 each for 60 minutes.
I can offer a low cost fee for students, trainees and workers from charities -£35 for 50 minutes for individuals. £20 each for 60 minute group sessions.
Fees for larger groups and of longer duration can be negotiated,
I am 15/20 minutes walking distance from Milsom Street and the London Road. The number 6 and 7 bus from Bath city centre stops nearby. I am also 20 minutes drive from the Kingswood side of Bristol and 10 minutes drive from the A46 in Bath. There is plenty of free parking on the road by my counselling and psychotherapy practice.
My Bristol practice is based at St.Paul's Learning Centre. This is a 10/15 minute walk from Easton and St.Werburgh's. Also easily accessible
from The Gloucester Road, Ashley Down and The M32. The surrounding parking is free from 5pm.. There is wheelchair access.