Welcome to Anchor of Hope Counselling
Meet The Founder
Lead Psychotherapist and Supervisor
As a fully certified psychotherapist and supervisor working within the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) I am a specialist in working with narcissistic abuse and religious and spiritual trauma I understand the depth of emotional pain you will have suffered if you have been a victim to this form of abuse. . I work with clients who have experienced multiple traumas and supervise therapists who need specific support in their work when working with victims in this specialist field. I believe that having a safe non judgemental space to be heard, understood and validated is fundamental in helping you start your healing journey.
I am especially interested in the effects of narcissistic abuse within a narcissistic family structure and how this plays out in adult life with familiar patterns repeating.
If you are struggling with the effects of narcissistic abuse at present, psychotherapy may well be the answer you are looking for. Book a consultation, you'll meet meet me and know instantly if it is right.
Processing and working through unresolved issues, as the therapeutic environment allows the couples to express their feelings in a safe environment and enables the development of communication skills that will foster a healthy relationship.
I have been a client of Anchor of Hope Counselling since January 2018.
Michelle's compassionate and understanding nature has allowed me to find myself. Throughout my counselling journey she has offered me the safe and confidential space I have needed to reflect on my past and to explore the feelings that I never had the strength to venture near by myself.
I am beyond thankful for the clarity that my counselling journey has brought to my life, and I credit Michelle for this.
"Until you make the unconscious CONSCIOUS, it will direct your life and you will call it fate".
"Growth is painful, change is painful but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong"
"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change".
"Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength".
"Narcissists are masters of pathologising your emotions.They convince you that your emotional reactions to the abuse are the problem, rather than the abuse itself"