Michael Halpin

Michael Halpin


Registered Member MBACP

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Phone number
07866519220

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Therapist - Manchester

Manchester M21
07866519220
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

As a man, making the decision to reach out and admit that you need the help of someone else can be hard. Making the decision to attend counselling can be even harder. Partners, peers, friends and family may not understand, you may feel like you've failed somehow, you may feel like you are not enough but this is far from the truth.

Taking the step to attend counselling is often the first step a man will take on a journey that allows him to confront and open up about his difficulties, face his fears, become more self-aware and ultimately take the path that can lead to a better, more fulfilling life.

My name is Michael. Attending counselling, studying counselling and then becoming a counsellor is the best life decision I have ever made. Basically counselling has changed my life.

I am a fully qualified Therapeutic Counsellor (MBACP) specialising in Men's Mental Health. I hold an integrative approach meaning that I incorporate several counselling techniques in order to allow men a safe, confidential space in which to speak openly and work through their difficulties.

In our sessions you will be the focus. Obviously other people are discussed but ultimately the sessions are about you, your feelings and emotions and the difficulties that you are facing.

My one-to-one sessions give men the opportunity to be open and vulnerable in a safe space without being judged as we work towards improving your quality of life.

As a counsellor I have dealt with male clients who have experienced issues and difficulties relating to depression, loss, grief, anxiety, divorce, infidelity, narcissistic behaviour, anger, sexuality, gender transitioning, body dysmorphia, self-harm, eating disorders, alcohol issues, drug issues, bullying, debt, peer group/friendship issues, workplace issues, relationship issues, family issues, confidence issues and stress issues.





Practice description

My practice specializes in men's mental health. 

I work as a integrative therapist where the focus of our sessions centres around you, your feelings and your emotions.

The aim of our sessions will ultimately be for them to provide you with an opportunity to open up about the difficulties you are experiences, working through these difficulties in a safe confidential space and ultimately improve your mental health.

I believe that for men, counselling is a very personal and confidential form of support and as your counsellor I will offer you time and space to share your concerns and look at alternative ways of coping.

With support from myself, I will enable you to decide the most appropriate way for you to resolve your difficulties. I will listen to you without judging you or imposing my values and beliefs upon you. For me to give advice or to make decisions for you would be wrong. I can only help and encourage you to decide what is best for you.

Counselling can help men learn more about themselves and make sense of their thoughts, feelings and motivations, giving them a clearer perspective on life. It can also help men explore their options and make decisions so that they are able to make positive changes. Counselling can and has helped men resolve their issues in order to live a happier, more productive and fulfilling life.


My first session

Prior to our first session I offer a free 20-30 minute telephone consultation where we can discuss your issues and my counselling style in more detail and establish if you would like to work with me.

Following this, in our first session we will carry out a short assessment in order for me to further understand how you are feeling and any factors that may be influencing your current mood. Everything you tell me is confidential.

You will also have the opportunity to tell me about yourself, your day-to-day life, your hobbies, interests, lifestyle, family dynamics and friendships. This will enable me to gain a clearer picture of you as a person and gain a greater understanding of you.

We will also agree and sign a counselling contract in order for us to work together in an suitable and ethical manner following BACP guidelines.

We are then ready to begin working through your difficulties and issues at a pace and manner that is comfortable for you.

 All sessions last 50 minutes.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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

Therapist - Manchester

Manchester M32
07866519220
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Making the decision to reach out and admit that you need the help of someone else can be hard. Making the decision to attend counselling can be even harder. Partners, peers and family may not understand, you may feel like you've failed somehow, you may feel like you are not enough.

We also know that this is far from the truth.

Taking the step to attend counselling is often the first step on a journey that allows us to confront our difficulties, face our fears, become more self-aware and ultimately take a path that can lead to a better life.

My name is Michael. Attending counselling, studying counselling and then becoming a counsellor is the best life decision I have ever made.

I am fully qualified MBACP Professional Therapeutic Counsellor specialising in Person Centered Therapy.

Person Centered Therapy is a talking therapy in which you are the focus. Obviously other people are discussed in our sessions but ultimately the sessions are about you, your feelings and emotions and the difficulties that you are facing.

Our sessions will give you the opportunity to be open and vulnerable in a safe space without being judged as we work through your issues together and ultimately work towards improving your quality of life and resolving these issues.

As a counsellor I have dealt with issues relating to depression, loss, grief, anxiety, men's issues, divorce, infidelity, narcissistic behaviour, anger, sexuality, gender transitioning, body dysmorphia, self-harm, eating disorders, alcohol issues, drug issues, bullying, debt, peer group/friendship issues, workplace issues, relationship issues, family issues, confidence and stress.

*Please read my practice description below for a more in depth description of how I work.

Practice description

In my practice I work as a person centered therapist - meaning that the focus of the sessions is on you, your feelings and your emotions.  I utilize my knowledge of other therapies as well but ultimately use person centered therapy as our base.

The aim of our sessions will be for them to provide you with an opportunity to improve the quality of your life and work through your issues as they arise naturally in our sessions.

I believe that counselling is a very personal and confidential form of support and as your counsellor I offer you time to share your concerns, looking at alternative ways of coping. With support from myself, I will enable you to decide the most appropriate way for you to resolve your difficulties. I will listen to you without judging you or imposing my values and beliefs upon you. For me to give advice or to make decisions for you would be wrong. I can only help and encourage you to decide what is best for you.

Counselling can help you learn more about yourself and make sense of your thoughts, feelings and motivations, giving you a clearer perspective on life. It can also help you to explore your options and make decisions so that you are able to make positive changes. Counselling can help you resolve your issues and live a happier, more productive life.

My first session

My first session is a relaxed "getting to know you" session where we will talk about what you would like to work on and discuss in our sessions, what you hope to gain from therapy and how we can work together to achieve this.

In your first session you will also have the opportunity to tell me a little bit about yourself, your day-to-day life, your hobbies, interests, lifestyle, family dynamics and friendships. This will enable me to gain a clearer picture and a greater understanding of you as a person. Everything you tell me is confidential.

We will also agree on a counselling contract in order for us to work together in an ethical manner and carry out a short assessment in order for me to further understand how you are feeling and any factors that may be influencing this.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, CBT, Creative therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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

Therapist - Manchester

Manchester M41
07866519220
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Making the decision to reach out and admit that you need the help of someone else can be hard.  Making the decision to attend counselling can be even harder.  Partners, peers and family may not understand, you may feel like you've failed somehow, you may feel like you are not enough.  


We also know that this is far from the truth.

Taking the step to attend counselling is often the first step on a journey that allows us to confront our difficulties, face our fears, become more self-aware and ultimately take a path that can lead to a better life.

My name is Michael.  Attending counselling, studying counselling and then becoming a counsellor is the best life decision I have ever made. 

I am fully qualified MBACP Professional Therapeutic Counsellor specialising in Person Centered Therapy.

Person Centered Therapy is a talking therapy in which you are the focus.  Obviously other people are discussed in our sessions but ultimately the sessions are about you, your feelings and emotions and the difficulties that you are facing.

Our sessions will give you the opportunity to be open and vulnerable in a safe space without being judged as we work through your issues together and ultimately work towards improving your quality of life and resolving these issues.

As a counsellor I have dealt with issues relating to depression, loss, grief, anxiety, men's issues, divorce, infidelity, narcissistic behaviour, anger, sexuality, gender transitioning, body dysmorphia, self-harm, eating disorders, alcohol issues, drug issues, bullying, debt, peer group/friendship issues, workplace issues, relationship issues, family issues, confidence and stress. 

*Please read my practice description below for a more in depth description of how I work.


Practice description

In my practice I work as a person centered therapist - meaning that the focus of the sessions is on you, your feelings and your emotions.

The aim of our sessions will ultimately be for them to provide you with an opportunity to improve the quality of your life and work through your issues as they arise naturally in our sessions.

I believe that counselling is a very personal and confidential form of support and as your counsellor I offer you time to share your concerns, looking at alternative ways of coping. With support from myself, I will enable you to decide the most appropriate way for you to resolve your difficulties. I will listen to you without judging you or imposing my values and beliefs upon you. For me to give advice or to make decisions for you would be wrong. I can only help and encourage you to decide what is best for you.

Counselling can help you learn more about yourself and make sense of your thoughts, feelings and motivations, giving you a clearer perspective on life. It can also help you to explore your options and make decisions so that you are able to make positive changes. Counselling can help you resolve your issues and live a happier, more productive life.

My first session

My first session is a relaxed "getting to know you" session where we will talk about what you would like to work on and discuss in our sessions, what you hope to gain from therapy and how we can work together to achieve this.

In your first session you will also have the opportunity to tell me a little bit about yourself, your day-to-day life, your hobbies, interests, lifestyle, family dynamics and friendships.  This will enable me to gain a clearer picture and a greater understanding of you as a person.  Everything you tell me is confidential.

We will also agree on a counselling contract in order for us to work together in an ethical manner and carry out a short assessment in order for me to further understand how you are feeling and any factors that may be influencing this.

What I can help with

Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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

Therapist - Manchester

Manchester M21
07866519220
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Making the decision to reach out and admit that you need the help of someone else can be hard. Making the decision to attend counselling can be even harder. Partners, peers and family may not understand, you may feel like you've failed somehow, you may feel like you are not enough.

We also know that this is far from the truth.

Taking the step to attend counselling is often the first step on a journey that allows us to confront our difficulties, face our fears, become more self-aware and ultimately take a path that can lead to a better life.

My name is Michael. Attending counselling, studying counselling and then becoming a counsellor is the best life decision I have ever made.

I am fully qualified MBACP Professional Therapeutic Counsellor specialising in Person Centered Therapy.

Person Centered Therapy is a talking therapy in which you are the focus. Obviously other people are discussed in our sessions but ultimately the sessions are about you, your feelings and emotions and the difficulties that you are facing.

Our sessions will give you the opportunity to be open and vulnerable in a safe space without being judged as we work through your issues together and ultimately work towards improving your quality of life and resolving these issues.

As a counsellor I have dealt with issues relating to depression, loss, grief, anxiety, men's issues, divorce, infidelity, narcissistic behaviour, anger, sexuality, gender transitioning, body dysmorphia, self-harm, eating disorders, alcohol issues, drug issues, bullying, debt, peer group/friendship issues, workplace issues, relationship issues, family issues, confidence and stress.

*Please read my practice description below for a more in depth description of how I work.

Practice description

In my practice I work as a person centered therapist - meaning that the focus of the sessions is on you, your feelings and your emotions.

The aim of our sessions will ultimately be for them to provide you with an opportunity to improve the quality of your life and work through your issues as they arise naturally in our sessions.

I believe that counselling is a very personal and confidential form of support and as your counsellor I offer you time to share your concerns, looking at alternative ways of coping. With support from myself, I will enable you to decide the most appropriate way for you to resolve your difficulties. I will listen to you without judging you or imposing my values and beliefs upon you. For me to give advice or to make decisions for you would be wrong. I can only help and encourage you to decide what is best for you.

Counselling can help you learn more about yourself and make sense of your thoughts, feelings and motivations, giving you a clearer perspective on life. It can also help you to explore your options and make decisions so that you are able to make positive changes. Counselling can help you resolve your issues and live a happier, more productive life.

My first session

My first session is a relaxed "getting to know you" session where we will talk about what you would like to work on and discuss in our sessions, what you hope to gain from therapy and how we can work together to achieve this.

In your first session you will also have the opportunity to tell me a little bit about yourself, your day-to-day life, your hobbies, interests, lifestyle, family dynamics and friendships. This will enable me to gain a clearer picture and a greater understanding of you as a person. Everything you tell me is confidential.

We will also agree on a counselling contract in order for us to work together in an ethical manner and carry out a short assessment in order for me to further understand how you are feeling and any factors that may be influencing this.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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