Michael Hawkins

Michael Hawkins

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
01309 671552

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Therapist - Forres

Forres IV36
01309 671552
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  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I have lengthy and substantial experience in one to one and couples counselling,currently working in both a private practice, Healthworks Holistic Healthcare Ltd in Forres, and NHS setting. Relationship Counselling is a special interest of mine. I also work with EAP organisations and charities.

As well as working face to face I have a Diploma in Online Counselling (OCST) and offer Counselling via Skype, VSee, email,and IM Instant Messaging

 I am dedicated to helping people make those choices that can improve the quality of their life - starting from the inside out.

The cornerstone of my Counselling practice is deep empathic listening and a desire to help empower whoever I work with, anchored in the theory and vision of the person-centred approach. My way of working is both humanistic and transpersonal.

At times it is not easy to deal with overwhelming problems and painful, troubling feelings. The Counselling hour offers a professional, safe, neutral, confidential environment in which to do so.

As well as helping foster good emotional and mental health Counselling can help us to develop our self-awareness and to understand why we react to certain people and situations in the ways we do. Working with a Counsellor who is non-judgemental enables us to safely explore those areas of our lives where we would like to see changes take place.

Counselling also helps to bring things which are out of, or on the edge of, our awareness into full awareness, which can then be explored in more depth.

Life issues I deal with span the immense range of everyday human experience, from abuse, to wondering what to do, where to go next and the quest for a more fulfilling life.

Another significant element of my work is supporting those with online Porn Addiction, enabling disclosures. I am particularly inspired by the work of UKCP registered psychotherapist Paula Hall who specialises in sex addiction.

What I can help with

ADD / ADHD, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Humanistic, Person centred, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

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