Mike Brooks, MA, BSc (Hons), MBACP, UKCP Reg
Ealing Quaker Meeting House
17 Woodville Road
5 New Broadway
For me, the aim of counselling and psychotherapy is to help a person live a more fulfilling and enriched life.
My aim is to provide a safe space in which any topic may be explored without judgement. It is a chance to feel supported, gain insight and make positive changes.
Full confidentiality applies.
I have been involved with counselling since 2009, and I'm fully accredited with the professional counselling organisations UKCP and BACP.
My style is not to give advice or tell you what to do. Rather, I work in a friendly, gentle manner to explore with you any difficult thoughts, feelings and situations so you can find a way forward.
I have rooms in Little Venice, Ealing and Hillingdon - more details on my website.
How can counselling help?
Counselling can provide clarity around our thoughts and feelings. It can help us to change unhelpful patterns and experience more satisfying lives.
It is an opportunity to talk to a trained professional about concerns that might be difficult to share with family and friends.
At times the process may feel challenging, but if painful feelings or memories come up we can find ways to work through it.
My style of counselling
I have a particular interest in relationship and work issues, as well as spiritual and philosophical concerns. I work with trauma of all types.
It is often the case that many of our difficulties are the result of ideas we picked up early on in life, so it can be helpful to undertake a life review as part of the journey to discovering our true selves and our potential. Some people describe this as becoming who we truly are.
My style of therapy mostly involves talking, but it can also be helpful to use visualisations, investigate dreams, or utilise drawing or memoir writing.
I can also work with breathing exercises, meditation and mindfulness. And I can work with you to help change habits of thought (an approach sometimes called Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, or CBT).
Please call or email to find out more or to book an initial consultation.
I aim to get back to you within 24 hours (although it may be longer if a weekend).
Our first meeting is a chance to explore how we might work together. To help me understand, I will ask some questions about your background and what brings you to counselling. I will also say something about how I work.
I will let you know if I think I can be of use, and you can decide either during this appointment or afterwards if you would like to proceed.
When you have decided, we will agree a regular time, the fee, and how many appointments you would like, which can be reviewed as we go along.
Counselling will take the form of a 50-minute appointment, and works best when there is a commitment to meet regularly. We are embarking on a journey.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications & certificates
- MA in Transpersonal Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
- CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills (2011)
- CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (2010)
- BSc (Hons) degree, majoring in psychology
- 2014–ongoing: Counsellor with Ealing Abbey Counselling Service
- 2014/16: Help Counselling Centre, Notting Hill
- 2013/14: Brunel University Counselling Service
- 2013/14: Centre 70 Counselling Service, West Norwood
- 2013: RISE (Recovery Interventions Service Ealing)
- 2012: Mind, Hillingdon
- 2011: Samaritans, Hillingdon
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
In addition to the areas above, I have experience exploring religious, spiritual and philosophical concerns.
This might be positive or negative encounters with churches and different religions, or to do with a non-religious search for the meaning of life.
It is common to find we are struggling with both particular daily issues alongside an ongoing search to make sense of life.
Initial consultation: £45 in Ealing and Little Venice, £35 in Hillingdon
Fee per session: £50 in Ealing and Little Venice, £40 in Hillingdon (some reductions may be possible)
Appointment cancelled with 72 hours notice: No charge
Appointment missed or cancelled with less than 72 hours notice: Full fee payable
No fee is charged if I cancel an appointment (I always aim to give plenty of notice)
Fees reviewed annually in March
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesdays (all day) and Thursdays (all day)
Types of client