Michael Walker

Michael Walker


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07596314674

Contact Michael

Therapist - Saltburn

Saltburn Ts12
07596314674
Sessions from £45.00

Features

Availability

I currently offer Wednesdays for private clients however I would always discuss with you, your requirements to see if there can be some flexibility around this.

About me and my therapy practice

I qualified as a counsellor in 2007 and became accredited with the BACP in 2010.

I am currently offering telephone or online video sessions.

I work in a Person-Centred Integrative base building a relationship with you at the centre. I have experience of working with Addictions and Recovery support, Common Mental Health conditions such as Anxiety and Depression. I have lived experience of both and know that recovery is possible. I work in a creative way helping you build on your resources to manage any difficulties you may be experiencing.

There are so many life events which can lead us down these paths - Bereavement and Grief, loss of self, loss of meaning, relationship difficulties amongst many. I help people identify the feelings they have and to make sense of their meaning.

I like to think I offer a safe place to explore these aspects and offer tools to help manage the symptoms and come to terms with the challenges the events bring us. I am aware of the effects of childhood trauma and work to help my clients make sense of a world that has often become challenging and confusing.

Practice description

There are so many life events which can lead us down these paths which can affect our mood, motivation and sense of meaning. I like to think I bring hope to the session where this may feel like it is reduced or lost.

I offer a space where you can talk about what's happening and start making sense of what's going on when 'life happens'.

I offer Mindfulness techniques to help you gain a sense of control and focus to manage aspects of anxiety and depression, low mood and regain a sense of what is happening in the here and now.

My first session

The first session is about having a confidential conversation to see what your needs are. Some people may call this an assessment.

The conversation will be aimed at understanding you current situation, any history of therapy, mental/physical health diagnosis or medication.

It is important that we know you can keep safe whilst we have therapy as it is more likely that uncomfortable feelings may increase as therapy takes place and we may need to discuss and agree a safety plan.

We may also discuss any external support that have (family, friends, neighbours, colleagues) to ensure this can be utilised to help support you on your journey.

I appreciate and honour the need for confidentiality and understand this is something you may not be comfortable in talking to other about which we can explore if needed.

As part of this conversation we may also look at immediate techniques to help bring a sense of balance in life. 

You can then decide if you feel you would like to continue.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Men's issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Person centred, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

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