Michael Strang

Michael Strang

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - New Malden

New Malden KT3
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

My experience on both sides of the relationship, as both counsellor and client, has given me a deeply-held belief in the healing power of counselling and psychotherapy. I understand that it can be difficult to know what to expect though before you begin, and difficult to place your trust in a person and a process that are unknown to you, and perhaps even a little mysterious. As your therapist, I will do my best to make those first steps as simple and transparent as possible.

I follow an integrative approach to counselling and psychotherapy, meaning that I was trained in a number of different theoretical methods, which I seek to combine in whatever way most suits you, the client. My approach to the counselling relationship is fundamentally person-centred: it is based on a deep respect for each client’s individuality and a considered belief in their own natural potential to understand themselves and achieve whatever inner or emotional change they seek. I aim to provide a welcoming and supportive environment, free from judgement or dictated solutions, and with the client’s interests at its heart.

I spent over 20 years in the corporate workplace before becoming a counsellor. I am familiar with many of the pressures of the modern world and the difficulties we often face reconciling our inner needs with the demands of a busy, stressful life. Sometimes it’s hard to know where to turn and where to begin when we’re looking for change. Sometimes there are things in our past which we have tried to turn away from but which continue to trouble us.

My experience as a therapist and my time working with the Samaritans has taught me how easily we can lose ourselves and struggle to cope, and how important it is to find a person or place where we can speak openly and be truly heard. This is what I seek to provide in my counselling: a safe environment where clients can share whatever they wish to, and reconnect with the kind of person they wish to be. 

What I can help with

Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Trauma, Self esteem, Sexuality, Child related issues, Relationships, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Trainee, Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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