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

I believe we each have within us all of the resources 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 feeling 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 can become part of 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.

There are occasions when clients feel they will be better able to make a connection with a counsellor who has had some direct experience of the issues that are concerning them. For this reason I offer specialist services to people who have been affected by the experiences described below.

- Boarding School Survivors

- Military Personnel and their Families

- Clinical Professionals

I offer a customised programme for anyone wishing to explore their experiences of these particular situations and how they might be continuing to impact upon their lives. 

In addition to my role as a Counsellor, I am also an Executive Coach. I have an Advanced Diploma in Professional Coaching and I am a Member of the Association for Coaching (AC).

What I can help with

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