- Phone number
- 07778 798882
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
My name is Michael and I trained with the NHS at the highly regarded Inter-Psyche Institute for counselling and psychotherapy. From my private therapy room in Westcliff, near the Cliffs Pavilions, I provide counselling services and psychotherapy for clients from Southend and throughout Essex.
I CAN HELP YOU WITH ...
Anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement & loss, relationship problems, PTSD - all these and more I can help you with. I also worked for several years at Family Matters and have extensive experience counselling and supporting adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and rape - both men and woman.
Integrative counselling is a combined approach that brings together different elements of specific therapies.
My own practice is primarily person-centered and encompasses elements of existential, psychodynamic and cognitive theory. As an Integrative therapists I take the view that there is no single approach that can treat every client in all situations. Rather, each person needs to be considered as a whole and counselling techniques must be specifically tailored to their individual needs and personal circumstances.
After our initial consultation and assuming that you wish to progress with therapy, we will draw up a 'therapy contract'. Don't worry - this is not legally binding in any way and you do not have to sign up to a certain number of sessions, it's just a plan outlining what you want to achieve through counselling and how we will work together to do that.
Usually we would meet for one session a week, at the same time each week. We would also set a date to review our contract - normally 4 - 6 weeks after starting therapy.
Therapy can last anything from one or two weeks up to several months or even years. Ultimately it is down to you to decide your needs.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Cognitive, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited