Michael Innis


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07983217516
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Therapist - London

London SW11
07983217516
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am an Integrative Therapist using the best approaches to suit issues that clients may bring into the therapy room. I provide a non-judgmental, empathic, supportive space where clients can open up and feel safe and be heard. Whilst counselling can help clients to process deep, difficult or painful thoughts and feelings, I believe that therapy can also focus on the potential of my clients. I work in an integrative way to identify and draw on their inner resources to live a fuller, more satisfying life.

I use CBT to help clients identify patterns in their thoughts, feelings and behaviours with a view to better and more positively managing in challenging situations. I also use the psychodynamic approach which helps individuals to link their past experiences to their current actions and ways of relating to people and situations. This equips them with the tools to alter or adapt feelings and interpersonal relationships for more positive life experiences. At times, I may use a person-centred model which continuously displays unconditional positive regard, through the display of warmth and empathy I help individuals to self-analyse without fear of shame or judgement. This can assist individuals to develop and maintain relationships in a healthier way and to help maintain a positive mental health equilibrium. I also place importance on mindfulness to help tame anxious responses.

My experience includes working with addiction/substance misuse which means I have worked with a vast client group; diverse individuals from varying cultures and backgrounds, all of whom found themselves using substance for differing reasons. I have worked for many years in education helping young people to manage their emotional and behavioural difficulties. I understand the pressures people impose upon themselves which can lead to unhelpful or damaging coping strategies.

What I can help with

Addictions, Abuse, Anxiety, Depression, Business coaching, Career coaching, Life coaching, Personal development, ADD / ADHD, AIDS/HIV, Asperger syndrome, Cancer, Disability, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Child related issues, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Trainee, Adults, Children, EAP, Families, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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