Michelle Oakman Psychotherapy in Bath and Bristol

I am a Humanistic and Integrative psychotherapist registered with UKCP. I have had my practice working with individuals since 2004.
My training with The Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC) was integrative so I have a range of approaches to use.

In 2012 I started working with couples, having completed a year of training with Jill Gabriel, a renouned couples trainer and practioner.

In 1986 I obtained The Certificate Qualification in Social Work ( CQSW ). I worked with children, young people and families, including the area
of fostering and adoption for 8 years. This was followed by over 14 years of working with adults with mental health difficulties.
This gave me a good practical grounding in which to discover how family dynamics and early experiences can impact on our patterns of relating and being in the world. It also highlighted the connection between emotional stress and debilitating physical symptoms and fatigue.

In 2015 I completed an 18 month training in Family Constellation work with Barbara Morgan, an experienced practioner and trainer in this field. This work has a profound focus on the generational impact on individual development. I have found this approach highly effective in sessions with individuals and couples

I facilitated family constellation workshops at The Aurora Foundation in London between 2012 - 2014.

I was a supervisor of Aurora Foundation counsellors from 2014 - 2015

I am a psychotherapist and counsellor with The Trauma Foundation South West, working from a Health Centre in Central Bristol.

I was a visiting lecturer in 2011 at Newport University, facilitating MA student groups focusing on working with trauma.

I am a part time facilitator of communication skills groups for student social workers at The University of The West of England.

I completed training with CSTD (The Centre for Supervision and Team Development) in 2017.
I am On the list of Approved Supervisors for BCPC (Bath Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy) trainees.
I have supervised groups working with mental health and refugee charities as well as individual workers.

I am on the list of Approved Psychotherapists for BCPC trainees.

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