Counselling Key The Key To Change

  • Counselling is about positive change and growth leading to personal development. You could become the person you want to be, so you can live your life to its fullest potential.
  • Living with anxiety and depression and holding onto belief’s such as guilt, worry, fear, anger and resentment can block you from participating in life. You may want to change your path in life but may be not sure how, when and where to start.
  • Any life changes such as loss of a loved one, relationship status, moving home, jobs can be a stressful and challenging time. With counselling you would have a confidential space to be yourself and discuss, explore and find solutions to help you move forward.

If you are depressed you are living in the past.

If you are anxious you are living in the future.

If you are at peace you are living in the present.

Lao Tzu

If you would like an informal discussion about how counselling could help you contact me:

Michelle Allen B.A P G Diploma MBACP Tel: 0782 677 3109

MBACP Member No. 00664117

Michelle Allen child counsellor

Michelle Allen

B.A., PG Diploma Counselling

Registered MBACP


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About Me

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and have over 16 years practice as a Counsellor. Working as both an adult and child counsellor I have gained listening and attending skills, counselling knowledge and new therapy skills. I continue my learning and development by regularly attending advanced professional training.

Counselling Services Available

Online & Telephone Counselling Glasgow, Paisley and Bishopton

Adult Counselling

Adult Counselling for 18 years old and above. It's a talking therapy offering a confidential space to explore your thoughts and feelings at your own pace. Reflecting on issues together can lead to more self-awareness and positive changes for a happier life.

Adult Counselling

Child Counselling

Designated Child Counsellor service supporting children from 5 to 11 years old. Emotional well-being is crucial. If you're worried about behavioural changes or possible mental health issues, counselling provides a safe space to help your child become happy again.

Child Counselling

Youth Counselling

Designated counselling service supporting youths from 12 to 18 years old. Growing towards adulthood can be both enjoyable and challenging. Sometimes you just need someone outside your family to hear and understand you.

Youth Counselling

Person Centred Expressive Art Therapy

Person centred expressive art therapy uses various media like writing, music, movement, painting, drawing, sculpting, and improvisation. It helps access deep emotional and intuitive selves to find meaning towards healing and growth.

Art Therapy

Solution Focused Model

Solution Focused Counselling is a short-term therapy that focuses on your chosen goal, achievable in up to 6-8 sessions. It focuses on the present and provides a safe space to talk, be heard, and find your own solutions with a counsellor's guidance.

Solution Focused Model

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing (MI) was originally used in the alcohol addiction field. It works by encouraging you to think and talk about your reasons for change, minimizing resistance and promoting autonomy in decision making. A counsellor guides you to stay on track.

Motivational Interviewing

Cognitive Behavioural Skills

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that helps manage current problems by changing how you think and behave, leading to more positive feelings and actions. It helps break down issues into manageable parts.

Behavioural Skills

The Journey

Counselling isn't a final destination, it's a journey. Together, we'll navigate the path to a better you. Let me help you chart your course towards personal growth. I'm an Experienced BACP counsellor offering various therapies for children, youth, and adults.

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Ethics and Standards

  • All BACP members commit to working in accordance with the Ethical Framework as part of their terms and conditions of membership. BACP set training standards to ensure practitioners have the right skills and knowledge.
  • The training standards are based on the latest research evidence into effective practice. They can be used by practitioners, trainers, supervisors and services to ensure therapists have the skills and knowledge needed to work in particular settings or with particular clients.
  • Fitting and ethically right for its purpose, the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions ensure the counselling you receive is appropriate for your needs.
  • BACP registered, credentialed Counsellor with over 16 years Continued Professional Development knowledge available to help you with a wide range of issues.

To read more on the responsibilities of Counsellors and other therapeutic practitioners, please refer to the following external link:

About Me

I have a PG Diploma in Counselling and have been a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) since 2009.

I have experience in Humanistic and Integrative counselling, Art therapy, Motivational Interview (MI), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) skills, Play Therapy skills and Solution focussed brief therapy.

I have worked with Children and Youths and aware of the current Laws and regulations including safeguarding this vulnerable age group.

I have held Expressive Art therapy workshops for small and large groups of participants.

I have managed clinical assessments which has helped those who have depression and anxiety, PTSD, Trauma, alcohol/drug use. These are invaluable skills and knowledge when making a clinical diagnosis and signposting. Ensuring good and ethical practice in my work.

I have been involved in the corporate world with an Employee Assistance Provider. Being an EAP Counsellor that offered short term counselling and worked on a 24/7 Helpline.

In our Free consultation, I would listen to your presenting issues. Then assess what could be the most appropriate and helpful way to support you. By discussing and deciding together what could be the best way forward to help you could be the initial attempt to help you make positive changes in your life.

Costs & Fees

Counselling sessions are a paid for service. However, no person is ever refused access to this service for financial reason. We can openly discuss any financial issues and any options available.

Block Booking is available. You could book 6 sessions for a discounted fee of £220.

Adult Counselling Sessions


  • Individual
  • 50 Minute Session
  • In person, telephone, video, email and text counselling.

Expressive Art Groupwork


  • The price of
  • groupwork will be
  • dependent on the groups requirements

Children Youth Counselling


  • Individual
  • 50 Minute Session
  • In person, telephone, video, email and text counselling

Useful Links

Please note CounsellingKey is not designed to be used as a crisis resource, therefore if you are experiencing a crisis episode and require an immediate response please reach out by contacting:

Counselling Services | NHS 111 mental health support

NHS 111 mental health support 24/7. If you need help for a mental health crisis or emergency, you should get immediate expert advice and assessment.

Samaritans | Counselling Services

Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call Samaritans on 116 123 or email

Counselling Services | BreathingSpace Scotland

Sometimes our thoughts and feelings can overwhelm us. It helps to get some Breathing Space. Pick up the phone - we're here to listen. Call free on 0800 83 85 87

NSPCC Counselling Services

Working with children, families and professionals supporting parents and families in caring for their children and provide therapeutic assistance to help children move on from abuse.

Counselling Service | If you are anxious, stressed, depressed, suicidal or overwhelmed

Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. If you are anxious, stressed, depressed, suicidal or overwhelmed and who need immediate support.

domestic violence and violence against women and girls is not tolerated | Counselling Services

Refuge is committed to a world where domestic violence and violence against women and girls is not tolerated and where women and children can live in safety.


For further links and information on agencies which support mental health and wellbeing, please refer to the following PDF document: