Hi my name is Myke and I am a fully Registered Member of the BACP (RMBACP) and on the accredited register of counsellors and psychotherapists compiled by the BACP. I am an integrative counsellor with my own private practice, I am also a full time Therapy Manager managing a team of therapists working with looked after children and young people. previously I was a Substance and Alcohol Misuse counsellor within a residental Rehab . I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic and Person Centred theories when working with clients.
I also have knowledge and further training in other theoretical modalities which can be drawn upon and utilised within our counselling work to suit your individual needs.
Transactional Analysis (TA), Gestalt, Solution Focussed Brief Therapy (SFBT), Mindfulness and Logotherapy.
I provide a broad range of services to clients including one to one therapy, couples counselling,same sex relationships, transgender and LGBT issues.
I work with relationship issues such as communication problems, conflict, affairs, divorce and separation,I also work with individuals who are in addiction recovery and also people who may be suffering with anxiety, stress, depression, grief, trauma, break up of a relationship, suicide and self harm.
I offer open ended therapy, which means you can see me short term or long term, based on your individual needs.
In a nutshell, the support of a Counsellor can help find ways to accept and make peace with the things we feel we can’t change, and make positive changes where we can. We can increase awareness that we have choices in life and deal with our troubles when they are taking over and affecting our lives in a negative way and this could be because of unresolved issues concerning grief, an inability to let go of the past, feeling overwhelmed with relationship problems, divorce, drug or alcohol dependency – the list is endless and complex because people themselves are complex and life can throw a multitude of difficulties our way.
I provide counselling services to individuals, schools, workplace and medical practitioners.
Level 7 Master of Science Advanced Counselling & Psychotherapy Studies, MSc (Currently Studying)
with Salford University with modules specific to
- Bereavement and Loss
- Counselling for Children and Young People
- Expressive Therapies
- Compassion Focused Therapies
Level 6 Batchelor of Science Counselling, BSc (Hons) First Class - Staffordshire University with modules specific to
o Counselling Children and Adolescents
o Counselling Couples
Level 5 Foundation Degree Integrative Counselling, FdSc Merit - Staffordshire University with theories specific to
o Person Centred
o Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Level 4 Certificate in Clinical Supervision
Level 4 Diploma in Working Therapeutically with Children and Young people (Currently Studying)
· Level 3 - Diploma in Integrative Counselling
· Level 3 - Diploma in Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
· Level 3 - Certificate in Counselling Skills & Theory
· Level 2 - Certificate in Children and Young People Mental Heath
· Level 2 - Diploma in Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling
· Level 2 - Diploma in Anger and Aggression Management
· Level 2 - Diploma in Grief and Bereavement Counselling
· Mental Heath First Aider (MHFE)
· Suicide Prevention
· Safe Guarding Vulnerable Adults
· Safe Guarding Vulnerable Children
Full Clean Disclosure and Barring Service Check (CRB)
For more information or to book an assessment session;
I can provide a professional, accessible and affordable service.
Initial FREE Telephone Consultation Session
The first session is an opportunity to see what it feels like to work together.
At the end of that session you can decide whether to commit to more sessions, leave it there, or go away and think about it for a few days.
Usually take place once a week, ideally on the same day and at the same time.
Individual Sessions are 50 minutes long - £40
Couples Sessions are 60 minutes long - £60
Please feel free to ask if concessions are available at the moment
How many sessions?
If we decide to work together we can agree on a fixed number of sessions or decide to continue on an open-ended basis. You can have as many sessions as you want and you can stop at any time.
I realise it is sometimes hard to fit sessions in, but counselling works better if you can prioritise it for a while and so I ask you to give a minimum of 24 hours notice to cancel, otherwise the full payment will be due unless there are exceptional circumstances, such as severe illness or an emergency situation.
If you need help right now:-
Samaritans are contactable 24 hours a day 365 days a year to listen and offer non-judgemental empathetic support. Please call them on 116 123.
If you feel you are seriously in danger of harming yourself you can go to you nearest hospital A&E department, tell them this is case and they will assess you.