Michael Aspden

Michael Aspden


Registered Member MBACP (Senior Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07939 257089

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Therapist - Maidenhead

Maidenhead SL6
07939 257089
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

Do you feel like past events are affecting how you cope with life? Does it seem that lack of self-confidence/other concerns hold you back? Are you trying to find peace of mind by managing anxiety/low mood/anger? Are you experiencing loss? Are you struggling with difficulties in a relationship? Would it be helpful to work on issues around identity or emotional intelligence? My aim is to make a positive difference to your life in these (and other) areas. Our work together will involve exploring how thoughts, emotions, behaviours and relationship dynamics can interact - and the possible influence of past experiences/relationships and core beliefs. My role is to work with you to identify possible helpful shifts in thinking, behaviour and communication - and to support you in the process of making changes.

I’ve a particular interest in working with mens’ issues. I see this as useful for male clients in terms of further understanding male psychology/behaviour - and helpful for other clients in understanding/managing gender-related differences (eg. in relationships). Historically, men may have found more difficulty in accessing therapy – they may have been raised with emotion suppressing dictum, such as 'boys don't cry'. Although this may initially help with building resilience, such defensive mechanisms can start to break down - the individual becoming overwhelmed and confused.

I've been working with a range of psychological issues for over 20 years. I see individuals for both brief and longer-term therapy. In both short and longer term work, techniques from a number of theoretical approaches such as psychodynamic and CBT may be used. I work collaboratively, adapting my approach to the needs and objectives of each person - and there will be an emphasis on your strengths and resources in dealing with real-life issues.

My first session

Appointments are presently by online video/’phone. If you’d like to discuss further, I suggest you 'phone me in the first instance, so that you can tell me more about what you’re looking to work on - and check practicalities such as possible appointment times.

What I can help with

Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

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

Supervisor - Maidenhead

Maidenhead SL6
07939 257089
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

Appointments are presently by online video/'phone.

About me and my therapy practice

Clinical supervision fees (individuals) £50 per session.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexuality, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

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