Michelle Ockenden


I am an integrative therapist and have been working at Channels and choices since February 2021.

I qualified in 2018 and am an integrative counsellor for both adults and children.

My core model is Erskine’s contact in relationship model which is relationally based and draws on Transactional Analysis, Attachment and Gestalt.

I have a background of working in a therapeutic residential home, a school specialising in autism, and was a foster carer for 15 years.

I provide the following:

Facilitating the formulation process, 1-1 therapy for the children, co-facilitating foster carer POD’s (support group) alongside a supervising social worker, co-facilitate therapeutic thinking time (TTT) for our residential homes alongside the manager, Facilitate Attachment, ASC, and ADHD training.