Michael Hansford MBACP

Michael Hansford MBACP



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About me

I am able to offer clients face-to-face or telephone (via Skype) counselling in a confidential, safe environment, to explore areas such as depression, anxiety, mental health issues, or feelings of stress, anxiety and loss. I am also able to help individuals explore issues around problematic drinking or substance use. I offer space and time for you to be yourself, in a safe and supportive environment where you are able to explore your individual experiences. My role is not to be totally directive, but to be guided by you and help you explore your own ideas and develop your own path in life.

In working with you I believe it is important for you to become aware of your own feelings, as an individual’s view of life is unique. In our work together, I will respect your views and help you to reach your full potential. What is going on in the room between us as client and counsellor can sometimes be a reflection of what is happening for you in the outside world and we can work with these reflections if we agree that this feels right.

I have a genuine belief that people can change and grow, although they may not initially realise it. I see the relationship between myself and you, the client, as very important and that I am there to empower a client and help them develop and grow.

I believe in an openness and acceptance of others and have an awareness of the value of difference and equality in individuals. I will not 'categorise' or 'label' you and I will acknowledge your individual experience as valid.

Our first appointment is an opportunity for us to agree if we can work together and how many sessions we may have. Our time together will be regularly reviewed and as a Counsellor I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework. This can be viewed on-line at www.bacp.co.uk

I have a therapy room based approximately one mile from Nottingham City Centre, within five minutes of bus connections to Nottingham City centre and about 11 minutes from Nottingham train station. There is also street parking available.

A counselling session costs £35.00 per hour and cancelled sessions are not charged provided 24 hours notice is given. I can be contacted on 07534104188

Training, qualifications & experience

2015   ACAS Mediation (London)

2014   Mindfulness based Stress Reduction (London)

2011   PG Cert in Counsellor Supervision (York St John University)

2010   BACP Accreditation MBACP/UKCP

2008   Introduction to CBT, CBT with Anxiety (York University), CBT for Depression (Psychotherapy UK 2012)
2003   MA Counselling York St John College (Leeds University)

2001   Grad. Dip. (Merit) Counselling York St John College (Leeds University)

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I charge £35 per hour. Cancelled sessions are not charged provided 24 hours notice is given. Less than 24 hours notice and 50% of the fee may be charged.

Further information

Please note: There are steps leading to the premises and my therapy room is on the first floor accessed via a staircase. There is no lift.

Maps & Directions

Nottingham, NG3

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Please contact me to check my availability

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am a qualified Counsellor supervisor (PG Cert in Counsellor Supervision) offering one-to-one or group supervision to counsellors.

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