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

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 counselling experience in  bereavement, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, anger, and significant events in childhood and teenage years. I provide  therapeutic counselling for clients from aged 11 upwards, which can be open ended in a person-centred approach, or time limited  Solution Focused Brief Therapy.  This is delivered in 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.


Safeguarding Adults Level 2 Jun 2021

Safeguarding Adults Level 1 Jan 2020

Safeguarding Children Level 2 Jan 2021

Safeguarding Children Level 1 Dec 2020

How to do Counselling Online - Corona Virus Primer, OU, April 2020

Counselling In Schools. John Bradley, June 2018

Safeguarding Adults and Children, Key – Unlocking Futures, March 2018

Safeguarding, Listening Ear, Feb 2017

Complex Grief, Sally Despenser, Sep 2016

Solution Focussed Brief Therapy 4 Day Foundation, Brief London, May 2014

Introduction to SFBT, ACC, Feb 2014

Child Protection Awareness, Educare, Jan 2014

Certificate of Proficiency, BACP August 2013

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Southport College, June 2013.

Suicide Awareness, Dr A Reeves, Oct 2012

Introduction to Coaching, BACP (Duncan Coppock), Oct 2012

Stress Survival Boot Camp, The Stress Management Society, Oct 2012

Bereavement Training. Liverpool Bereavement Service, 2011

Certificate in Counselling Skills, Southport College, Jan 2010

Counselling Concepts, Southport College, 2008

Self-Awareness and Coaching courses QVC, 2007

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, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Online counselling, Telephone counselling, Time-limited