Michael Northorpe

Michael Northorpe

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07387 586 813

Contact Michael

Therapist - Lancaster

Lancaster LA1
07387 586 813
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Hey there, I’m really glad you found your way here.

Whether you’re seeking support, relief, empowerment or self-exploration, together we can work towards positive change in your life - however that may look for you. I offer an affordable, flexible service that works at your pace and on your terms.

I'm Mike. I'm a Counsellor offering face-to-face therapy to individuals and couples in Lancaster and Morecambe, as well as online counselling to those further afield.

It can take an awful lot to recognise we need help, let alone ask for it. I’d like to make this as easy as possible for you, meeting you with care, respect and compassion. I make no assumptions about what you may need or what may be good for you at this point in your life. What I offer is a space in which that can be explored… a space to be heard, to be safe and to be valued.

I hold a deep appreciation for us as individuals, the impact we have on one another and the complexity of what it can mean to be you.

Perhaps you’ve found yourself in a place of loss, anxiety or isolation. Maybe you’re feeling disconnected, dissatisfied, or struggling in a relationship that isn’t what you need it to be. Whatever you’re dealing with right now, however low or however hopeless you feel - know you have my support.

I know first hand how cruel life can feel and how hard it can be to live life as we wish to. Let’s get you where you’d like to be.

It’s important you find a counsellor that feels right for you - please don’t hesitate to reach out if you think that might be me. For client testimony or more information about me and my practice, please see below, visit my website or get in touch.

I welcome any and all enquiries.

Practice description


I offer an initial consultation free of charge. This would be to meet, get a feel for how therapy works, ask any questions you may have and discuss whether therapy with me might be right for you.

My standard rates are £45 per hour for individual therapy and £65 for couples.

I offer concessions where appropriate as I believe strongly that therapy should be available to everyone when they need it - please don't hesitate to mention if finance is a concern for you.

Client Testimony:

''I've seen several therapists over three decades and Mike has been the first to make me feel better about myself. His insightfulness, patience, compassion and humour have helped me counter negative outlooks that I'd assumed were there for good.'' - D

“I was very nervous about starting therapy. Mike’s friendly face and nature immediately made me feel welcome and able to open up. He makes me feel so understood and listened to, regardless of how small the problem may seem.” - S

"I've met my share of well-intentioned counsellors who didn't manage to connect with me. By sheer luck, I met Mike. I was blown away by how genuine he is - honest and incredibly empathic. He truly wants to understand you as you are right now, and help.” - I

"My counselling with Mike has been an overwhelmingly positive experience. Thanks to his warmth, intelligence and compassion, I have found a safe space to explore and manage my mental health issues, things that I have never previously felt capable of addressing." - M

“Counselling hasn’t changed the world, but it has changed my way of dealing with difficult situations and how to prioritise what is important and what I can do to make my life a little easier to cope with.” - G

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, 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, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Existential, Humanistic, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work