Michael Padraig-Acton

Michael Padraig-Acton

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - London

London W8
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About me and my therapy practice

B.Ed., M.Ed. (Psych.) Hons., M.A. C.Psych., P.D. C.Psych., BPSsS., BACP, MICF.

I do more than listen when you present to me with anxiety, relationship issues, depression, bipolar disorder or another mental health issue. I have an innate ability to hear what underlies your issues and will work hard to get at the core of what is going on.

More often than not, people stay in a place that does not work for them way beyond what is good and healthy. At times of feeling stuck, shut-down or in a state of crisis and panic they would benefit from a safe and supportive place to find and make a change for the better. However, when we are considering getting help we are, at times, not fully aware of what ails us; that is OK.

Whether you are seeking help individually, or as a couple or family, I will help you to reflect and really clarify where you are now, work with you on your safety and help change what does not work for you. We can do this together by weighing up where you are, overcoming any safety fears that help to keep you "stuck" and finding ways of working towards what success is for you.

I cater for people from all walks of life and in all circumstances, providing therapy as and where needed. I am a published author and am involved in important psychological research.

I have worked with couples, families and individuals for over 20 years and I am also a systemic life coach and supervisor.

London rooms: 1st Floor, 239 High Street, Kensington, London W8 6SN

My books, 'Narcissism and Codependency: Both Sides of the Coin' and  'Narcissism and Codependency: Walking You Away from Toxic Relationships' are available on Kindle, Amazon paperback and iBooks.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Cognitive analytic therapy, Eclectic, Existential, Family therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Person centred, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, Families, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited