Mike Sims MBACP (Accred) - Registered Member
Charlton All Saints
Mike Sims is a Psychotherapist, and a Lecturer/Coordinator at Southampton City College on the BA (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy. Mike has had years experience working with people from all walks of life. Mike trained in an approach developed back in the 1950's by the Humanist Psychologist Carl Rogers, known as Person-Centred Therapy.
Mike offers a relational therapy based in a genuine, understanding and accepting climate, striving and respecting clients in their entirety. He believes it is through this relationship that clients can find the resources and answers to their issues and troubles. This in turn can potentially build confidence and a sense of empowerment within the client leading to greater feelings of self-worth.
Mike is an Accredited registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy MBACP (Accred), adhering to their ethical framework to ensure professional conduct and equality, which Mike believes assists in creating confidence and assurance in the relationship.
For self-healing to occur in clients, the relationship between the therapist and the client is the key - and it is this key - that can help unlock the client's potential for positive growth.
Please visit Mike's website www.counsellingsalisbury.com for further information
Training, qualifications & experience
Mike strives to create a therapeutic relationship which can foster positive growth and self-healing in the client. Many clients come with many differing issues and problems ranging from work related stress, trauma, divorce, bereavement, loss, depression to diagnosed mental illness like bipolar and borderline personality disorder. Mike has experience working with client's from all walks of life who present a varied multitude of problems and issues ranging from the ones previousy mentioned.
Relationship / Couples Counselling
Mike also offers relationship counselling for couples or families. Sometimes it can difficult to communicate to our loved ones, partners and family members, This could be due to crisis, divorce or separation, loss of trust, family issues or infidelity, which can result in conflict and pain. If we are experiencing our own distress or anger it is difficult to hear others and this is where counselling can be of help. Relationship counselling is for everyone who needs that extra bit of support, including married couples, parents and children, same sex couples, step-families, siblings and anyone who is experiencing issues/problems in a relationship.
Mike's committment to clients
Mike continually strives for ethical practice and through this he is committed to enhancing the service he is able to offer clients. This is achieved through Mike's continuing professional development, whereby he undertakes additional training, attends relevant workshops, and is an active member within the counselling and psychotherapy world.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
Mike has a sliding scale of charges ranging from £30 - £80 an hour. This will be at the client's discretion.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client