Michael Drabble

Michael Drabble


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07858237289

Contact Michael

Therapist - Bakewell

Bakewell DE45
07858237289
Sessions from £55.00

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

At the moment I am offering Skype and telephone counselling to all clients. If you're unsure of how to use Skype, I'm happy to help. I also have a limited amount of in person sessions available.

About me and my therapy practice

Are you struggling with a pattern of behaviour or a relationship that you know is harmful, but you can’t seem to move on, or change things for the better? Through working with you in a safe, accepting way I can help you gain a fresh perspective on what has been troubling you. Building on this, we can work together to help you make positive, lasting changes to your behaviour and state of mind.

As an integrative counsellor I use a variety of approaches, with my main approach being transactional analysis. Transactional analysis is useful in helping us understand how past experiences can negatively affect us in the present; by using it to work collaboratively, we can develop practical tools and techniques that, going forward, will help you to live your best life.

When not working in private practice I am a counsellor in the NHS, where I work with patients with a wide variety of issues.

Before working as a counsellor, I worked in industry and as a college lecturer, and have had both front-line and strategic roles. This means I have an extra appreciation of the issues that can arise from the demands of high-pressure work.

Also, my background in the creative arts means I am especially aware of the issues faced both by people working in the creative industries and those for whom creativity is a central part of their identity.

I am happy to talk by phone beforehand, and to answer any questions you may have regarding how I can help.

I also offer a free, no obligation initial consultation of 25 minutes in which you can meet me to discuss your needs.

Practice description

My practice is best described by clients I have worked with. They have given me permission to share their words.

Testimonial by S.C.:

'I had long-term counselling with Mike, and he is a warm, non-judgemental and compassionate counsellor who helped me to work through issues that had been causing me distress for most of my life. Not only did he allow me to explore my feelings and learn more about myself, he also helped me to find ways to achieve my goal of being more honest and authentic in my personal relationships. My confidence and self-esteem have improved dramatically, and I have made huge changes in my life for the better. Most importantly for me, he helped me to get to a place of self-acceptance, and I feel comfortable with who I am for the first time in my life.'

Testimonial by S.T.:

'When I first met Mike I was an unhappy late middle aged bloke who was prone to frustrated outbursts. Working with Mike I began to understand more about where that emotion was coming from. As a result I am better able to manage it which helps me and those around me. Mike did this by being very open-minded and seeing things in my situation that I couldn’t see. He also has very broad knowledge, so the conversations were energising and thought-provoking and something to look forward to despite the difficult subject matter.'

Testimonial by S.R.:

'Just wanted to touch base and say thanks for everything, and to let you know all is good. Completely transformed my life. I'm feeling miles better. I've even stopped smoking and started back at the gym with my wife as something we can do together. I've got more energy; really high on life at the minute. Thanks again.’

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Career coaching, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexuality, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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

Therapist - Sheffield

Sheffield S2
07858237289
Sessions from £55.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

At the moment I am offering Skype and telephone counselling to all clients. If you're unsure of how to use Skype, I'm happy to help. I also have a limited amount of in person sessions available.

About me and my therapy practice

Are you struggling with a pattern of behaviour or a relationship that you know is harmful, but you can’t seem to move on, or change things for the better? Through working with you in a safe, accepting way I can help you gain a fresh perspective on what has been troubling you. Building on this, we can work together to help you make positive, lasting changes to your behaviour and state of mind.

As an integrative counsellor I use a variety of approaches, with my main approach being transactional analysis. Transactional analysis is useful in helping us understand how past experiences can negatively affect us in the present; by using it to work collaboratively, we can develop practical tools and techniques that, going forward, will help you to live your best life.

When not working in private practice I am a counsellor in the NHS, where I work with patients with a wide variety of issues.

Before working as a counsellor, I worked in industry and as a college lecturer, and have had both front-line and strategic roles. This means I have an extra appreciation of the issues that can arise from the demands of high-pressure work.

Also, my background in the creative arts means I am especially aware of the issues faced both by people working in the creative industries and those for whom creativity is a central part of their identity.

I am happy to talk by phone beforehand, and to answer any questions you may have regarding how I can help.

I also offer a free, no obligation initial consultation of 25 minutes in which you can meet me to discuss your needs.

Practice description

My practice is best described by clients I have worked with. They have given me permission to share their words.

Testimonial by S.C.:

'I had long-term counselling with Mike, and he is a warm, non-judgemental and compassionate counsellor who helped me to work through issues that had been causing me distress for most of my life. Not only did he allow me to explore my feelings and learn more about myself, he also helped me to find ways to achieve my goal of being more honest and authentic in my personal relationships. My confidence and self-esteem have improved dramatically, and I have made huge changes in my life for the better. Most importantly for me, he helped me to get to a place of self-acceptance, and I feel comfortable with who I am for the first time in my life.'

Testimonial by S.T.:

'When I first met Mike I was an unhappy late middle aged bloke who was prone to frustrated outbursts. Working with Mike I began to understand more about where that emotion was coming from. As a result I am better able to manage it which helps me and those around me. Mike did this by being very open-minded and seeing things in my situation that I couldn’t see. He also has very broad knowledge, so the conversations were energising and thought-provoking and something to look forward to despite the difficult subject matter.'

Testimonial by S.R.:

'Just wanted to touch base and say thanks for everything, and to let you know all is good. Completely transformed my life. I'm feeling miles better. I've even stopped smoking and started back at the gym with my wife as something we can do together. I've got more energy; really high on life at the minute. Thanks again.’

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Career coaching, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexuality, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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

Therapist - Sheffield

Sheffield S10
07858237289
Sessions from £55.00

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

At the moment I am offering Skype and telephone counselling to all clients. If you're unsure of how to use Skype, I'm happy to help. I also have a limited amount of in person sessions available.

About me and my therapy practice

Are you struggling with a pattern of behaviour or a relationship that you know is harmful, but you can’t seem to move on, or change things for the better? Through working with you in a safe, accepting way I can help you gain a fresh perspective on what has been troubling you. Building on this, we can work together to help you make positive, lasting changes to your behaviour and state of mind.

As an integrative counsellor I use a variety of approaches, with my main approach being transactional analysis. Transactional analysis is useful in helping us understand how past experiences can negatively affect us in the present; by using it to work collaboratively, we can develop practical tools and techniques that, going forward, will help you to live your best life.

When not working in private practice I am a counsellor in the NHS, where I work with patients with a wide variety of issues.

Before working as a counsellor, I worked in industry and as a college lecturer, and have had both front-line and strategic roles. This means I have an extra appreciation of the issues that can arise from the demands of high-pressure work.

Also, my background in the creative arts means I am especially aware of the issues faced both by people working in the creative industries and those for whom creativity is a central part of their identity.

For students, I offer a discounted rate of £40 per hour.

I am happy to talk by phone beforehand, and to answer any questions you may have regarding how I can help.

I also offer a free, no obligation initial consultation of 25 minutes in which you can meet me to discuss your needs.

Practice description

My practice is best described by clients I have worked with. They have given me permission to share their words.

Testimonial by S.C.:

'I had long-term counselling with Mike, and he is a warm, non-judgemental and compassionate counsellor who helped me to work through issues that had been causing me distress for most of my life. Not only did he allow me to explore my feelings and learn more about myself, he also helped me to find ways to achieve my goal of being more honest and authentic in my personal relationships. My confidence and self-esteem have improved dramatically, and I have made huge changes in my life for the better. Most importantly for me, he helped me to get to a place of self-acceptance, and I feel comfortable with who I am for the first time in my life.'

Testimonial by S.T.:

'When I first met Mike I was an unhappy late middle aged bloke who was prone to frustrated outbursts. Working with Mike I began to understand more about where that emotion was coming from. As a result I am better able to manage it which helps me and those around me. Mike did this by being very open-minded and seeing things in my situation that I couldn’t see. He also has very broad knowledge, so the conversations were energising and thought-provoking and something to look forward to despite the difficult subject matter.'

Testimonial by S.R.:

'Just wanted to touch base and say thanks for everything, and to let you know all is good. Completely transformed my life. I'm feeling miles better. I've even stopped smoking and started back at the gym with my wife as something we can do together. I've got more energy; really high on life at the minute. Thanks again.’

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Career coaching, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexuality, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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