Mr Michael Dempsey

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS18-07336

Location: Hoddesdon

I have had successful careers in education, the natural sciences and social services with a strong academic background in psychology. I bring all my life-experience to bear as a counsellor; I am passionate about helping people find the meaning and joy in their lives; I believe we all have an inner drive to fulfill our destiny by finding our true Self and having the courage to express that Self. I believe we all face challenges and reach pivotal moments in our lives and that sometimes we need support to explore, learn, and grow from such experiences. I see counselling as a journey and a personal investment. I work in the integrative tradition: your personality and your goals shape our approach to the journey we undertake. I am friendly, professional, ethical and pride myself on being both analytical and imaginative. I am particularly interested in helping people manage difficult life-events; lifestyle issues; addictions and substance misuse; stress and anxiety and working with people for whom life has lost its sparkle or direction.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Chrysalis Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills Cert. Hyp. CS.
    Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Ad Dip Psy C.)
    Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Prof Dip Psy C.)
    NCS accredited Certificate in Telephone and On-line Counselling.
    M.Sc. Forensic Psychology.
    B.A. Psychology.
    B.P.S. Level A Cert. in Occupational Testing.
    Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society M.B.Ps.S.
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Depression
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Family
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Mindfulness
    • Phobias
    • Relationships
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Spirituality
    • Trauma
    • Emotional issues
    • Panic attacks
    • Phobias: dentists
    • Phobias: flying
    • Phobias: heights
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Self esteem
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Shyness
    • Start exercising
    • Stress
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