Michael Rivers MBACP Registered & Accredited - EMDR UK & Ireland
07504 304 469
Counselling and Psychotherapy
I am a Registered and Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. I am registered with and a member of EMDR Europe & Ireland.
I have worked as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist for 20 yrs during which time I have accrued close to 35,000 clinically supervised practise hours. My approach is Integrative which means that I work from a spectrum of theories.
Along with this, I believe in the uniqueness of each persons individuality and that we can through the therapeutic relationship bring about insight, choice, empowerment along with a stronger sense of self.
I have worked within the NHS and GP surgeries for 15 years to which GP's continue to refer privately.
I have also worked with and trained for MIND as a counsellor/psychotherapist and freelance training consultant.
(Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)
EMDR is a powerful psychological treatment developed by Dr Francine Shapiro (Clinical Psychologist). Conducted research illustrates the benefits of EMDR in the treatment of psychological trauma arisng from war related experiences, childhood abuse or neglect, natural disaster, assault, road traffic and workplace accidents.
Recent research suggests that EMDR is beneficial in the treatment of anxiety and depression. It is recommended by NICE to allow for at least 12 sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Counselling Skills (Association of Natural Medicine, Witham, (1993 -1995)
Diploma in Hypnotherapy (Association of Natural Medicine, Witham, (1994-1995)
Diploma in Counselling (Association of Natural Medicine, Witham, (1993 -1996)
Certificate of completion and competence in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy -
MSc programme (Metanoia Institute, London, 1996-2002)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
A counselling or Psychotherapy appointment spans upto 50 minutes for which the fee is £40.00
An EMDR appointment usually lasts for upto 80 minutes for which the fee is £70.00
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer appointments during the week in the daytime and evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|