Andrew Mickel

Andrew Mickel


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
07428 338931
Website

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Therapist - London

London SE15
07428 338931
Sessions from £50.00

Features

Availability

I have availability throughout the week at London Bridge and via Zoom. 

About me and my therapy practice

What would you like to talk about today? It’s a common enough starting point in counselling sessions, but it is rarely a question with an easy answer.

As a BACP-registered counsellor working in London Bridge and via Zoom, I can help you navigate issues that are difficult for you to engage with on your own. Together we can see how you might change the way you respond to them. I offer a free half-hour initial appointment to discuss how we could work together.


My experience and approach

My approach can be boiled down to three words: change through insight.

I’m a humanistic counsellor, and our relationship will be the biggest asset in working for change. It provides a space for you to know that your feelings and needs are accepted, which is often the first step to being able to explore them in depth. Understanding why we feel and act the way we do can help gain the clarity you need to make decisions on how to implement change.

I know that counselling can be an intimidating experience, especially if you're not sure where to start. We can tailor how we work together so you feel secure enough to engage with the process. You can find out more about my working style at www.andrewmickel.co.uk.

Practice description

I trained for three years at the well-respected Metanoia Institute, and have a diploma and BSc in humanistic counselling. As well as offering private practice, I counsel at ELOP in Walthamstow, and previously counselled at MCPS in Ealing.

I have worked with a wide variety of groups. That includes a specialism working with people who identify as LGBT+, many of whom have previously struggled to find a non-judgemental counsellor who they felt comfortable sharing with.

Before counselling I worked in journalism and charity comms, as well as in the comedy industry (not, I should note, as a comedian). Journalism introduced me to a wide breadth of people, and the move to counselling felt logical: it offers a chance to work with others and see what they want to change, but at a much deeper, personal level. The comedy industry offered up a diversity of experience and ways of communication that I often feel surprised to find myself drawing on as a counsellor.

My first session

The most important factor in counselling is the relationship between the counsellor and the client, so an introductory session is a chance for us to get to know each other. We can talk about what issues have brought you to therapy and what you would like to achieve.

While my regular session rate is £50 for 50 minutes, I offer a free half-hour initial appointment.

If we agree to work together, then we will set you a weekly 50-minute time slot for us to have safe, confidential sessions. A weekly slot is the best way to find the stability needed to make change.

What I can help with

AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Redundancy, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative

Clients I work with

Adults

How I deliver therapy

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

Therapist - London

London SE1
07428 338931
Sessions from £50.00

Features

Availability

I have availability throughout the week at London Bridge and via Zoom. 

About me and my therapy practice

What would you like to talk about today? It’s a common enough starting point in counselling sessions, but it is rarely a question with an easy answer.

As a BACP-registered counsellor working at London Bridge and via Zoom, I can help you navigate issues that are difficult for you to engage with on your own. Together we can see how you might change the way you respond to them. I offer a free half-hour initial appointment to discuss how we could work together.


My experience and approach

My approach can be boiled down to three words: change through insight.

I’m a humanistic counsellor, and our relationship will be the biggest asset in working for change. It provides a space for you to know that your feelings and needs are accepted, which is often the first step to being able to explore them in depth. Understanding why we feel and act the way we do can help gain the clarity you need to make decisions on how to implement change.

I know that counselling can be an intimidating experience, especially if you're not sure where to start. We can tailor how we work together so you feel secure enough to engage with the process. You can find out more about my working style at www.andrewmickel.co.uk.

Practice description

I trained for three years at the well-respected Metanoia Institute, and have a diploma and BSc in humanistic counselling. As well as offering private practice, I counsel at ELOP in Walthamstow, and previously counselled at MCPS in Ealing.

I have worked with a wide variety of groups. That includes a specialism working with people who identify as LGBT+, many of whom have previously struggled to find a non-judgemental counsellor who they felt comfortable sharing with.

Before counselling I worked in journalism and charity comms, as well as in the comedy industry (not, I should note, as a comedian). Journalism introduced me to a wide breadth of people, and the move to counselling felt logical: it offers a chance to work with others and see what they want to change, but at a much deeper, personal level. The comedy industry offered up a diversity of experience and ways of communication that I often feel surprised to find myself drawing on as a counsellor.

My first session

The most important factor in counselling is the relationship between the counsellor and the client, so an introductory session is a chance for us to get to know each other. We can talk about what issues have brought you to therapy and what you would like to achieve.

While my regular session rate is £50 for 50 minutes, I offer a free half-hour initial appointment.

If we agree to work together, then we will set you a weekly 50-minute time slot for us to have safe, confidential sessions. A weekly slot is the best way to find the stability needed to make change.

What I can help with

AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative

Clients I work with

Adults

How I deliver therapy

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