Welcome to Anchor of Hope Counselling
Psychotherapy, Couples Counselling, Coaching and Supervision.
As a psychotherapist specialising in narcissistic abuse I understand the trauma and emotional pain involved. I work with clients who have experienced narcissistic abuse from parents, wives , husbands, colleagues and friends the list is endless. Wherever you are in life I believe that having a safe space to be heard, understood and believed is fundamental in helping you on your healing journey. As a fully certified member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I am here to help you with whatever you are facing.
Meet The Founder
Lead Psychotherapist and Supervisor
I am a specialist working with Trauma and Narcissistic abuse. I am an Integrative Psychotherapist working within a Person-centred framework, this means I have the expertise to integrate Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy (TFT) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) and Transactional Analysis (TA) into my work. I am trustworthy, honourable and have excellent interpersonal skills, a high level of emotional intelligence and a breadth of experience working with teenagers, adults, married couples and families both in therapy and pastorally. I am a registered member of the British Association for counselling and psychotherapy. (MBACP).
I am especially interested in the effects of narcissistic abuse on the child having grown up within a narcissistic family or having been married to or living with a narcissist. I am also very interested in inner child work where there has been childhood trauma.
If you are struggling with life 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.
Supervision is essential to how you as the therapist support good practice. Supervision will provide you with regular and ongoing opportunities to reflect in depth all aspects of your work in order to practice effectively, safely, and ethically as possible.
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.
"Growth is painful, change is painful but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong"