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) framework, I specialise in working with Narcissistic Abuse 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 are in private practice and those who may need specific support in their work when working with clients 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, its correlation with Cults, Religious Abuse and Spiritual Abuse.
If you are struggling with the effects of Narcissistic Abuse and or Spiritual Abuse, Psychotherapy may well be the answer you are looking for. Book a consultation, you'll meet me and know instantly if it is right.
Having a safe space to sit with a professional who is impartial and there to listen to you in a non judgmental empathic way, will help you gain clarity and insight to those areas of your life currently in the dark but very much effecting your everyday life, Particularly when there has been trauma and abuse.
Counselling has given me someone who has supported me through the good and bad experiences happening now and in my past, helping me make sense of my feelings, to feel better about myself and less alone, and assuring me thats it's ok to be me.
Nothing I say is judged; I don't feel I have to pretend to be someone I'm not and in really difficult times I have a supporter on my side, helping me understand myself and my relationships with others so I am able to begin changes to improve myself my life and my view of myself.
A skilful, warm and professional psychotherapist.
Michelle has an inate ability to understand the impact of narcissistic abuse on the survivor. Along with education Michelle has really helped me to heal and move on with my life. I highly recommend her
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"