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Michelle Chapman, NCPS

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Coaching
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

Hello, my name is Michelle (she/her) and I own and run Athena Counselling (www.athenacounselling.com). I am an integrative counsellor that also specialises in gaming and geek therapy.
If you’re on this website, I’m guessing life is a bit much at the moment? Whether it’s anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, critical self-talk, imposter syndrome or something else, I might be able to help you. I can offer a caring, down to earth, non-judgemental space in which we can work together to explore the what’s and why’s of your current issues.

I trained on and off for about ten years to become a counsellor, taking breaks between courses to work in different areas, however counselling is where my heart is, helping others to make sense of their worlds and now this is my main focus. It was during my studies that I discovered I was able to combine my desire to help people with my love for gaming and geekery and after completing my diploma i have been working on developing my style of 'geek therapy' and putting together workshops to train other counsellors (still a work in progress!)

Professional experience

3yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Coaching

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

Credentials information

NCPS Therapist - Accredited Member (MNCPS Accred) #NCS22-04208

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Michelle Chapman. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Michelle has helped me exponentially understand my struggles and how to navigate them as well as providing a non judgemental avenue for me to speak. I would highly recommend her.

Written on Apr 20, 2024 after therapy with Michelle for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Michelle is extremely understanding and very easy to talk to, I always feel supported and my needs and goals met. There’s always a goal at the start of each session and problem solving technique is incorporated , to allow you to feel like you can take control and navigate your feelings smoothly. Amazing work :)

Written on Mar 03, 2024 after therapy with Michelle for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

Michelle is absolutely amazing and has been awesome in helping me work through issues. Highly recommend

Written on Feb 14, 2024 after therapy with Michelle for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and adhd

Michelle i feel is the first therapist i’ve had since i was a kid that has actually helped me and listened to me properly. I’d highly recommend her to anyone

Written on Feb 04, 2024 after therapy with Michelle for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Michelle made me feel safe and supported. I started therapy due to feelings of shame but I felt completely comfortable telling her about things I had done. She also gave me some useful knowledge of theories and frameworks I can take forward in my life. Thank you Michelle.

Written on Nov 23, 2023 after therapy with Michelle for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue