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Michael Cohen CPsychol, PPDip, MSc, BSc (Hons) Psych

Taunton TA2 & Exeter EX1
01398 332428 01398 332428 07743 700073 07743 700073 Registered / Accredited

About me

I draw on expertise in a variety of therapies, including brief solution focused therapy (BSFT), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic therapy, as well as hypnotherapy, in order to help you make the right choices to achieve your goals.

I offer a non-judgemental service and do not descriminate on any grounds of gender, sexual orientation, race, age or disability.


Anyone who is motivated to change and is experiencing --
* depression, lack of confidence, low self-esteem
* difficulty recovering from bereavement, or other major life changes
* problems with addiction/depenency - alcohol, drugs etc
* panic attacks, anxiety, phobias, for example flying etc.
* obsessional behaviour
* difficulties in personal relationships
* problems that might have arisen from physical or sexual abuse

Training, qualifications & experience

I attended Birkbeck College, University of London to study for a BSc in psychology.

After graduating, I specialised in the discipline of Counselling through a Master’s Degree at London Guildhall University and finally a Post Practitioner’s Diploma at London Metropolitan University.

Since becoming a Chartered Psychologist, I have worked within the NHS, voluntary and private sectors seeing clients for individual sessions, family therapy and group therapy.

In addition to my private practice, I have specialised in addiction/dependency: alcohol, drugs etc, working in doctor’s surgeries, day centres and rehabilitation units.

I have also specialised in personality disorders and worked in an HM Prison Special Unit for prisoners diagnosed with Dangerous, Severe Personality Disorders (DSPD). I have seen prisoners for individual sessions, as well as being group facilitator in psychoanalytical and psychoeducational groups.

I devise and deliver various training packages, on CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Basic Counselling Skills, Alcohol Dependency and Cocaine Dependency.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Training packages in:
* Mindfulness
* Basic Counselling Skills
* Motivational Interviewing
* Alcohol/drug awareness

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


An initial short session is free of charge, to see if counselling will be helpful and appropriate. The likely length of therapy and the cost of sessions will be discussed.

Sometimes brief therapy of just two or three sessions is all that is necessary.

Session fees are currently £50 per hour and subject to annual review in April 14 and thereafter.

Further information

Many people seek therapeutic help at some time in their lives, is anxiety and/or depression affecting your day-to-day life? It may be at a sudden time of change, for example loss of a job, divorce, or the death of someone close to you. Possibly a problem has arisen over time, as the result of a combination of life-changing circumstances or relationship/marriage difficulties.

I adhere to The British Psychological Society Code of Ethics

Holmedale Health
34 Denmark Road

Crown Medical Centre
Venture Way

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Supervision available

Michael Cohen CPsychol, PPDip, MSc, BSc (Hons) Psych

Michael Cohen CPsychol, PPDip, MSc, BSc (Hons) Psych

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