Counselling for
Adults & Young People

A Talking and Listening Space With You in Mind.
A place where it's ok to not be ok.

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Michelle is a seasoned and accredited Psychodynamic Psychotherapeutic Counsellor registered with The BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council) and a proud member of The BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) who extends her warmth and expertise to clients from diverse backgrounds and life paths, each seeking support for a range of concerns.

With a rich background in The Performing Arts, Michelle brings a unique understanding to her practice, particularly from working with young people at The Brit School. Moreover, she offers extensive experience working with adult individuals as well as business professionals, providing valuable insight into business development and mentoring.

Michelle's areas of focus include but are not limited to collaborating with individuals to reshape behaviours and thought patterns, navigating the unique stressors of the arts and performing arts industries, and exploring the profound impact of early life experiences on personal development. Additionally, she specialises in supporting business professionals during moments of feeling 'stuck,' helping them recognise and address relational patterns rooted in personal history.
Discover a nurturing space for introspection, expression, and genuine understanding.

Discover a nurturing space for introspection, expression, and genuine understanding.

Discover the transformative embrace of being genuinely seen and deeply understood. Life's journey, peppered with its trials and triumphs, can sometimes leave us grappling with emotional hurdles. Whether rooted in past experiences, relationships, or challenging circumstances, all of these struggles are valid. Embark on a journey with me, a compassionate guide trained to navigate these complexities alongside you. Together, in a nurturing environment tailored to your comfort, we'll unravel the layers, unlocking the path to enduring change. Science affirms the profound impact of this therapeutic process, offering hope for sustainable transformation. Step into this sanctuary of healing and empowerment, where your story finds solace and your resilience finds its voice.

Costs - Adults & Young People
Adult - Usually sitting around £65 (Feb 2024) for regular sessions.

Young Person - usually sitting around £58 (as above) for regular sessions.
Areas of focus, but not limited to -
•Abuse and or neglect; historical or current
•Abandonment, estrangement
•ADHD & Neurodiversity
•Anxiety, worry
•Bereavement, death, grief, loss
•Depression, sadness
•Fight, flight, fear – often related to early attachment figures such as family members or teachers, perhaps more broadly, to authority figures
•Feeling separate to ones body
•Feeling numb; often characterised by a lack of emotional response
•Mind, body disconnect
•Obsessive compulsive behaviours
•The body; Medically unexplained symptoms
•The body; IBS, joint pain, loss of movement, migraine
•Worries centred around self-image, presentation, the body

Costs - Execs
Fees usually sitting (Feb 24) around £95 each for regular sessions.
Bursary - Reduced Fees
I maintain one bursary supported space at a significant reduction to recognise those either on benefits or very low income.
Bursary - Addressing the imbalance.

In addition, I maintain one more bursary supported space to encourage those from an ethnic minority and who are on a low income, to access therapy.

Please note individuals from these groups currently account for around only 3% of those seeking therapeutic help, with around 95-97% of therapeutic patients being white, middle-class professionals.

Is Michelle Devaux Davey Counselling accepting new clients?
Michelle Devaux Davey Counselling is currently accepting a limited number of new clients (Feb 24). 
Please note that in a full-time diary, I have just two unallocated spaces -
1. Cheltenham at 1pm on Wednesday.
2. Oxford (Summertown) at 1pm on Fridays.

This space is updated on a monthly cycle, so please keep checking if either of these do not feel right for you at this time.

Personal therapy is available 
Weekdays, early morning until evening,
Face-to-face and on Zoom
From Private Practices based in Cheltenham, Oxford and Wantage.

The Process
1. If you want to know more; Michelle offers an informal free 20 minute telephone call / Zoom if preferred

2. Following the outcome of this is a 50 minute Assessment Consultation which is fee paying and explores your personal history, your needs and your expectations

3. The next stage can be offered as regular weekly -
  • Short-term focused counselling of 6 -16 sessions
  • Open-ended, long-term psychotherapy
  • Supportive therapy offered on an open-ended but two weekly basis
Please note that sessions are diarised for the same time, same place and same day of the week; very occasionally a flexible approach can be adopted to accommodate work travel and special situations. 
  • Private Practices in Cheltenham, Oxford and Wantage.
  • Therapy in person, or by Zoom: UK - Worldwide