Michael Morgan - Counselling for individuals and couples
28 Sanford Place
01392 926102 / 07980 793742
As an experienced, qualified Counsellor, I aim to empower clients towards a safe and happier life space. I am happy to work with individuals and couples, also students and clients of different ethnicities, having and worked in the UK and abroad in health and education.
The first appointment is always at low cost, and with no obligation to continue. I offer both short and longer term therapy, depending on the person and their needs. I work with:
- relationship problems
- anxiety & depression
- panic attacks
- family issues
- affairs and betrayals
- drugs/ alcohol
- loss of self esteem
- and other areas including life planning and anger management.
I know from my own experiences of getting it wrong sometimes, of looking in the wrong directions too often, that taking a new challenge in life, like beginning counselling, can be scary, very.
Therapy will not provide instant solutions, but I do believe it provides a guided space and time to work towards a happier and more centred person. It might be of thought of as a 'time out' working with a trained counsellor (usually weekly but at other times too by arrangement), who is committed to a helpful 'guiding' process alongside you.
As your Counsellor, I would not tell you what to do, but through our time together I can help to clarify the issues - and help you make the right decisions for you towards a clearer and more fulfilling life.
How I work
My working practice begins with confidential listening, with exploring feelings as well as the issue itself, in a process of learning about you and your world. I hope to go on a journey with you, helping you in making life-changes away from issues which may distort, upset and generally make life miserable. Through this process of encounter, making life adjustments, and refocussing - I use my skills and your growing self knowledg to work with you towards your being in a sunnier and happier place.
I work in an intuitive manner, using both transactional analysis and an integrative counselling. This encompasses a shared exploration of thinking, feeling and behaving, seeking attunement and harmony. As well as several years of private practice as a Counsellor, I also have experience working within Universities, NHS and alcohol & drug counselling settings.
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My counselling room.
Training, qualifications & experience
My professional organisations
I work within the therapeutic relationship at the core, maintaining safe boundaries.
I qualified in a Transactional Analysis, but with a strong integrative and person centred elements too. I am a member of the UK Transactional Analysis Association, and also the parent body ITAA , which is the international professional organisation for Transactional Analysis practitioners.
To enhance my practice, I regularly attend supervision sessions with a highly qualified and experienced supervisor. I also belong to the Wessex Association of Counsellors locally.
I originally trained in biology and nutrition, then in teaching.
After a number of years working as an aid worker in education & health with United Nations and the Save the Children, I further trained in Psychotherapy, Counselling and supervision in London (at the Metanoia Institute) and also in Manchester (MIP). I worked as a Senior Lecturer at several UK Universities.
I have client experience working as a University Student Counsellor and at an NHS Alcohol Centre. Previously I have had a private practices in Oxford and Reading.
In my personal life, I am married and we live with our two cats near the River Exe in Exeter. I bird-watch, walk, engage in Zumba and Tai Chi classes. I am also a Quaker.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Relationship issues
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Seasonally Affected disorder (SAD)
Anxiety in student life
Affairs and betrayals
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(Possibly open to negotiation: I do offer a few low-cost places for students/ people on low incomes/benefits
I am based in the St Thomas area of Exeter, in a new estate just behind St. Thomas Church, and just off the High Street. I have a free parking space available for clients.
St. Thomas Station is 10 min walk away. Car drivers need to drive down Cowick St, then Old Vicarage Rd (see map), to in order enter the (new) estate and look for (28) Sanford Place. If on foot or on a bike, simply cut through the churchyard from Cowick St, and you will see my home on the new estate built on the old Exeter Chiefs Rugby Ground. Do phone if lost -actually locating your therapist is a key first brave step!
"Therapy with you is a safe space, a rock I can return to weekly in turbulent difficult times."
RT, Exeter, Nov, 2015
"I have been in therapy with Michael for over six months, and feel happier, stronger and more centred as result. It has been good to be in a safe space to work through both personal, work and relational issues over this time."
"I like our work on 'drivers', like pleasing others and trying hard in life, and how they got in the way my of evolving and growing into a more happy and authentic me."
NR, Exeter, November, 2013
Just wanted to say thanks for the time you've spent helping me working on my family relationships. It's really good to get the whole of my family in perspective now, and not let them get me down any more."
Mark, Exeter, March 2013
"Working with your good self probably kept our marriage together, and certainly helped us to re-focus on our love for one another. Your homework tasks between sessions seemed quirky at the time, but working on them together reminded us of how much we enjoyed doing things together before we lost our way.
Thanks from both of us."
Barry and Sue, Oxford.
"As a student in the scary world of university education, our six counselling sessions improved my sense of sense of who I was, my self worth, rather than who others wanted or expected me to be. X"
Susie from Reading
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Counselling appointments are available most weekdays - daytime and some evenings. 'Early bird' 8am slots available.
Types of client
Supervision & training
Hi, I offer Supervison to trainee or newly qualified Counsellors.View supervision profile