Michael Golding

Michael Golding

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
01621 770148

Contact Michael


01621 770148
Sessions from £40.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

In the 20 years since I completed my Counselling Diploma I have pursued a varied career in healthcare management while continuing my counselling practice. I would describe my overall style as being humanistic while being firmly grounded in the Person-Centred approach of Carl Rogers. I believe that we each have within us all of the resources that we need to flourish. However, for many of us our experiences through childhood and beyond have created barriers which have stifled these natural abilities. For some of us learned or adapted behaviours that were needed for survival no longer serve us well. For others, flawed interactions with those around us prevented us from fully developing our own abilities to think, feel or act in the present. This can lead us to feel anxious or uncertain in ways that can be crippling, while others are left with feelings of anger or sadness that can be overwhelming. Such emotions can have a continuously negative impact on our personal and professional relationships, severely limiting the possibility of gaining any satisfaction in either arena. We all find ways to cope but in time these too can become one more layer on the barrier that prevents us fully engaging with life in the way that we wish. I can help you unravel your past experiences to reduce their power to overwhelm. I can support you as you explore your present experiences and discover more satisfactory ways of engaging with your world and the people in it.

What I can help with

Addictions, Eating disorders, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, Business coaching, Development coaching, Executive coaching, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Personal development, Cancer, Disability, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Adoption issues, Child related issues, Infertility, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited