Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS16-03236
Location: BOVEY TRACEY
My name is Michael. I am an experienced therapeutic counsellor working in a person-centred way with an emphasis on empowerment, self worth & developing confidence.
Clients` tell me I am a good listener and have a calm and reassuring voice. Would YOU like to feel properly listened to, in a caring and genuine way, without the sense of being judged ?
I began training as a counsellor when my children had grown up and after twenty five years spent restoring & remodelling old buildings. My interests include: people, the planet and everything artistic. Recently I have experienced positive catharsis through writing songs, playing in a band and participating in a local drama group.
Do you dream of realizing an unfulfilled ambition ? Would you like to be having more fun ?
I support people in identifying & exploring feelings and emotional needs, releasing blocked energy, developing personal power, self compassion and autonomy. Examples of recent client-centered projects include :
Finding the courage to deal with `mother` issues
Exploring and appreciating relationships in a healthier way
Role-play rehearsal for a job interview
Daring to learn new skills
Beginning and completing an autobiography
Getting started playing an instrument
Joining a dance group
Training for an exciting new career
Building a house
And.. much much more !
Feel free to call me or text on 07583 108487 or email, if you prefer to : firstname.lastname@example.org
As a professionally qualified practitioner, I offer you acceptance, confidentiality and unconditional positive regard at all times.
- Qualifications & ExperienceAdvanced Diploma in therapeutic counselling
Three years placement with Dartmoor Center for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Four years providing interactive therapeutic music workshops.
Six years working with vulnerable young people and vulnerable adults.
Sixty years of life experience.
C.P.D study & research areas include :
* Healthy boundaries
* Defense mechanisms
* Stuckness & resistance
* Abusive relationships
* Meanings behind dreams
* Sexual abuse in domestic & work environments
* Sexual issues
* Working with body process
* Grief and loss
* Infant / Mother developmental relationships
* Depression & Anxiety / underlying issues
* Societal Narcissism
* Parent / Adult / Child ego states
* Life Script analysis
Currently in private practice
- What I can help with
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Driving tests
- Financial difficulties
- Job interviews
- Panic attacks
- Public speaking: stage fright
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Suicidal feelings
- Languages Spoken