Counselling for
Adults & Couples

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

Michelle is an experienced and accredited Psychodynamic Counsellor registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP).

Her clients come from all walks of life seeking help with a multitude of different problems or specific situations. In addition Michelle has extensive experience of working in The Arts, TV and Performing Arts including with young adults at The Brit School. Alongside she has a broad experience and knowledge of working with business professionals within business development and mentoring.

Key areas of interest (but not limited to) 
  • working collaboratively with individuals to re-shape thinking
  • understanding the particular stressors and difficulties of working within the arts/performing-arts
  • considering the implications of early life experiences & how these can shape us when we are at our most malleable
  • working with business professionals at a time of feeling 'stuck', perhaps noticing the re-enactment of relational problems that have their origins in a personal history

Michelle has worked with adults from age 18 to 98 years, and also with young people from the age of 14 years...

Personal therapy is available weekdays, evenings and weekends.

Clients are seen face-to-face from Private Practices based in
  • Cheltenham
  • Oxford 
  • Wantage
  • Video or Telephone

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 face-to-face 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 -

  • Crisis Counselling of 1 to 3 sessions for when you need to talk now
  • Short-term focused counselling of 6 -16 sessions
  • Open-ended, long-term counselling
  • 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.

(Michelle Devaux Davey, BPC, MBACP)


Space to think & space to talk

As well as a space to be listened to & to be thought about... Past experiences, trauma, stressful situations or events in life can all result in emotional problems and personal difficulties. Help from an experienced clinician who is trained to explore these with you, at your own pace, in a safe and secure space can be hugely effective and highly beneficial. In addition, it is often of great relief to be able to talk to a professional person with freedom and with complete confidentiality.

Learn More
  • Private Practices in Cheltenham, Oxford and Wantage.
  • Therapy by Phone & Video: UK - Worldwide