Michael O'Rourke

Michael O'Rourke


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07728 415134

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Therapist - Hastings

Hastings TN34
07728 415134
Sessions from £50.00

Features

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

Availability

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday I have limited daytime availability. Monday and Friday daytimes and evenings are free for bookings.

About me and my therapy practice

I offer both short-term (6-12 sessions) and longer term therapy. I work by looking at what’s going on now, and also what early childhood was like, as there are often links between early difficulties and family problems and how adults are now coping. 

I am skilled at working with anxiety, depression, identity issues and relationship concerns, to name a few. I work with members of the LGBT community and understand the uniqueness of growing up LGBT. I am experienced in the cycle of addiction and the difficulty of giving up something which has been a reliable way of shielding us from pain. I can help you understand this cycle and look at ways of leading a life which is free from compulsive drinking, eating, sexual behaviour or pornography. 

I support women and men who have experienced Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), including controlling and abusive behaviour.

I look forward to seeing how I can help with what is causing you difficulty or holding you back. If you are simply feeling 'stuck' and need to explore your feelings around where you are in life, talking it through with me can be a freeing and clarifying process.

Practice description

I have a private practice in Hastings, E.Sussex where I see clients in-person. I also see clients by Zoom. I offer supervision to other counsellors - I am completing my Diploma in Supervision at the Institute of Group Analysis (IGA) in London and offer 50 minute supervision for £30.00 until I complete my diploma. The fee will then be £55.00 for 50 minutes. 

My first session

During our first session I will ask some questions about your upbringing and what you feel is causing you difficulty now. We can then work towards helping you understand what the issues are and the best way of dealing with them. 

What I can help with

Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Loss, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Eclectic, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults, Trainee, 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

Supervisor - Hastings

Hastings TN34
07728 415134
Sessions from £30.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Mondays and Fridays daytime and evenings, Saturday mornings. 

About me and my therapy practice

I am completing my Diploma in Supervision at the Institute of Group Analysis (IGA) in London. While training my fee for 50 minute supervision is £30.00 and will rise to £55.00 in August when my training is complete. Therapists who start working with me while I am training will be offered a continuation fee of £45.00. 

Practice description

I work by supporting individuals and groups to reflect on their client work. I avoid providing ‘answers’ but aim to work collaboratively to uncover what the client and therapist might be experiencing.  Supervision is an opportunity to create an environment rich in creativity and reflection; theoretical approaches are used to inform how the work is progressing, but the most important task is to see the person underneath the presentation. 

My first session

I work as a Clinical Manager for Brighton Therapy Centre, where I see clients and supervise therapy trainees in a group setting.  In addition to my core therapy training, I hold a BSc in Reflective Therapeutic Practice and a Masters in trauma and violence.  I have many years experience at Director level in corporate healthcare, so offer a wealth of experience for trainee and qualified therapists alike. 

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Eclectic, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

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

How I deliver therapy

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