Michael Avis | Accredited Counsellor | BOVEY TRACEY | NCS

We have officially changed our name to the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society!

Information for members

As of the 15th of May 2023, we have officially changed our name to the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS).

Our new and improved website is coming soon!

Michael Avis

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS16-03236


My name is Mick. As an experienced counsellor I provide emotional support, working with clients to find peace strength and fulfillment in their lives.

People tell me I am a good listener and have a calm and reassuring voice. Would YOU like to feel properly listened to, in a caring and genuine way, without the sense of being judged ?

I began training when my children had grown up and after twenty five years spent restoring & remodelling old buildings. My interests include: people, the planet and everything artistic. Recently I have experienced positive catharsis through writing songs, playing in a band and participating in a local drama group.

Do you dream of realizing an unfulfilled ambition ? Would you like to be having more fun ?

I support people in identifying & exploring feelings and emotional needs, releasing blocked energy, developing personal power, self compassion and autonomy. Examples of recent client-centered projects include :

Finding the courage to deal with `mother` issues
Exploring and appreciating relationships in a healthier way
Role-play rehearsal for a job interview
Daring to learn new skills
Beginning and completing an autobiography
Getting started playing an instrument
Joining a dance group
Training for an exciting new career
Building a house
And.. much much more !

Feel free to call me or text on 07583 108487 or email, if you prefer to : mickavis@live.co.uk

As a professionally qualified practitioner, I offer you acceptance, confidentiality and unconditional positive regard at all times.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Advanced Diploma in therapeutic counselling

    N.C.S Accredited

    Three years placement with Dartmoor Center for Counselling & Psychotherapy

    Four years providing interactive therapeutic music workshops.

    Six years working with vulnerable young people and vulnerable adults.

    Sixty years of life experience.

    C.P.D study & research areas include :

    * Healthy boundaries
    * Defense mechanisms
    * Stuckness & resistance
    * Abusive relationships
    * Meanings behind dreams
    * Sexual abuse in domestic & work environments
    * Sexual issues
    * Working with body process
    * Grief and loss
    * Infant / Mother developmental relationships
    * Depression & Anxiety / underlying issues
    * Societal Narcissism
    * Parent / Adult / Child ego states
    * Life Script analysis

    Currently in private practice
  • What I can help with
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bullying
    • Driving tests
    • Exams
    • Financial difficulties
    • Job interviews
    • Panic attacks
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
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