Michael Connaughton

Michael Connaughton

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Southport

Southport PR8
Sessions from £40.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Hello, please note I only work on-line.

My aim is to help you on your journey, wherever you are presently and where you wish your next steps to take you, at a pace and destination of your choosing. I have experience in counselling clients suffering from the effects of bereavement, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, anger, and significant events in childhood and teenage years.

My background was in high-pressured IT Management until 2009 when I retrained as a counsellor. 

I provide  counselling and therapy for clients from aged 11 upwards, which can be open ended - based on a person-centred approach, or time limited  - based on Solution Focused Brief Therapy. 

I provide a confidential, supportive and when necessary, a challenging environment to resolving issues. I have regular supervision and have professional insurance. I have an Enhanced DBS (CRB).

I can offer discounted rates for those on low income or benefits.


Counselling Children. June 2018

Safeguarding, Listening Ear, Feb 2017

Complex Grief, Sally Despenser/Listening Ear, 2016

2014 - Solution Focussed Brief Therapy (SFBT) 4 Day Foundation,

Introduction to SFBT. Child Protection Awareness

2013 - Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 

2012 - Suicide Awareness , Introduction to Coaching,  Stress Survival Boot Camp.

Bereavement Training, 2011

Certificate in Counselling Skills, 2010

Counselling Concepts 2008

Practice description

I provide online counselling using Zoom Professional, there is no cost to you.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Eating disorders, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Eclectic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling