Michael Friedrich

Michael Friedrich


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: Spanish

Contact information

Phone number
07989000088

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Therapist - Seaton

Seaton EX12
07989000088
Sessions from £55.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I provide a service on Monday evening and on Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30am to 9:00pm. Currently, due to Covid19, this is by Skype, FaceTime & Phone.

About me and my therapy practice

About me

I’m a Psychoanalytic & Jungian Psychotherapist and a Chartered Psychologist providing psychotherapy, counselling and supervision by Skype, FaceTime and phone. Due to the corona virus, I’m currently not providing therapy in person.

I’ve been working as a therapist for more than 30 years and I’ve been a visiting professor teaching psychoanalysis at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic since 2009. I was working for 15 years in the NHS, where I had posts as a Chartered Psychologist, a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and as a Clinical Lead for Psychotherapy and Psychology services.

Psychoanalytic & Jungian Psychotherapy

I work using a combination of Jungian and Psychoanalytic theories. This combination is quite common in the UK and is a method of therapy which aims to increase self understanding and emotional literacy. It therefore helps clients to become less controlled by their past and thus become more honestly self aware and so make better decisions about their lives and to optimize their possibilities for self development.

Qualifications

NHS Certificate in Supervision – August 2006

Certificate in Supervision - British Association of Psychotherapists – July 2001

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist – Guild of Psychotherapists – February 2000

Post M.Sc. in Counselling Psychology – City University - May 1996

M.Sc. in Counselling Psychology – City University - February 1994

Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling – The Lincoln Institute - June 1989

Organisational Membership

Chartered Member of the British Psychology Society

Member of the BACP

Member of the UKCP

Member of the Guild of Psychotherapists

Practice description

At the moment, due to Covid19, I'm not offering face to face contact from my consulting room in Seaton, Devon. However, I have been using Skype, FaceTime & phone to provide psychotherapy & counselling since 2005 and so I'm confident that I can provide an excellent therapy & supervision service using this type of technology. I provide Psychoanalytic, Jungian and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Counselling, Couple Counselling & Supervision by Skype, FaceTime, Zoom or Phone for anywhere in the world including: the UK, continental Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore & Hong Kong.

Of course it may seem difficult working with a therapist you haven't met in person, but, currently you may have concerns regarding coronavirus or, because of covid 19, you may be self isolating or there may not be an appropriately qualified and experienced Psychotherapist or Counsellor working locally or you may be pressed for time and welcome being able to access therapy from your home or workplace or, as a couple, it may be convenient to have therapy in the evening on the living room sofa when the children are in bed. Besides which, Freud, in his practice, did not have visual contact with his clients during the session, because the client was lying on a high backed chaise longue and Freud's chair was up against this high back looking at right angles away from the client. Freud felt that the client being relaxed and feeling unintruded upon was more in touch with their inner processes.


My first session

In the first session I'll ask you about your current difficulty and about your life generally - growing up, school, any losses or other significant events, any relationships, etc.

At the end of this initial meeting, I'll let you know about the simple boundaries and bureaucracy of the therapy process;

 - Payment is by bank transfer, cheque or paypal and is £55 for individual therapy (50 minutes) and £85 for couple therapy  (75 minutes) and payment can be per session or at the end of the month.

- Sessions cancelled with less than 48 hours notice will usually be charged, unless the session is re-arranged.

-Everything discussed in the session is confidential, unless you disclose something which is about you  or someone else being in immediate and serious danger

- You are encouraged to talk about whatever occurs to you, this includes things like; memories, dreams, recent events or anything that is occuring to you in that moment.

-Sessions are usually weekly at a specific time, but they could be more or less frequent, depending on what suits you.

-There is no set amount for the number of sessions and you can end whenever you want.

At the end of this initial session, you decide whether to go ahead with the therapy or you might want to think about it a bit more and let me know after a few days.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Business coaching, Career coaching, Child related issues, Coaching supervision, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, 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

Behavioural, CBT, Creative therapy, Jungian, Phenomenological, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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

Supervisor - Seaton

Seaton EX12
07989000088
Sessions from £55.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

About me I’m a Psychoanalytic & Jungian Psychotherapist and a Chartered Psychologist providing psychotherapy, counselling and supervision by Skype, FaceTime and phone. Due to the corona virus, I’m currently not providing therapy in person.

I’ve been working as a therapist for more than 30 years and I’ve been a visiting professor teaching psychoanalysis at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic since 2009. I was working for 15 years in the NHS, where I had posts as a Chartered Psychologist, a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and as a Clinical Lead for Psychotherapy and Psychology services.

Psychoanalytic & Jungian Psychotherapy I work using a combination of Jungian and Psychoanalytic theories. This combination is quite common in the UK and is a method of therapy which aims to increase self understanding and emotional literacy. It therefore helps clients to become less controlled by their past and thus become more honestly self aware and so make better decisions about their lives and to optimise their possibilities for self development.

Supervision I also provide supervision for psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists & psychiatrists - both students and fully qualified therapists and you are welcome to contact me to discuss this further. The way I work is roughly similar to that outlined in Patrick Casement's book "On Learning from the Patient"

Qualifications NHS Certificate in Supervision – August 2006

Certificate in Supervision - British Association of Psychotherapists – July 2001

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist – Guild of Psychotherapists – February 2000

Post M.Sc. in Counselling Psychology – City University - May 1996

M.Sc. in Counselling Psychology – City University - February 1994

Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling – The Lincoln Institute - June 1989

Practice description

At the moment, due to Covid19, I'm not offering face to face contact from my consulting room in Seaton, Devon. However, I have been using Skype & phone to provide supervision,  psychotherapy & counselling since 2005 and so I'm confident that I can provide an excellent supervision & therapy & service using this type of technology. I provide; Supervision, Psychoanalytic, Jungian and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Counselling & Couple Counselling  by Skype, FaceTime, Zoom or Phone for anywhere in the world including: the UK, continental Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore & Hong Kong.

Of course it may seem difficult working with a supervisor you haven't met in person, but, currently you may have concerns regarding coronavirus or, because of covid 19, you may be self isolating or there may not be an appropriately qualified and experienced supervisor working locally or you may be pressed for time and welcome being able to access supervision from your home or workplace. 

Please contact me if you wish to have a free, brief Skype or phone discussion with me to check whether I might fulfil your requirements.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Business coaching, Career coaching, Coaching supervision, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Eating disorders, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Jungian, Phenomenological, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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