About me

I'm a qualified, accredited counsellor offering open-ended therapy. Counselling is a confidential relationship for the purpose of discussing problems in your life.

What happens during the counselling process?

During our first session, we can discuss your difficulties and what you hope to get out of the process. We’ll also need to talk about how the counselling relationship works e.g. confidentiality. After that, I’ll follow your lead and you decide what we’re going to talk about. I’ll ask questions and make observations about what you're saying and how you're saying it. I might offer alternative viewpoints to help you work out what your options are too. What I won't do is give you advice or guide you in a particular direction. We’ll assess your progress as the relationship develops.

How I work

I provide an integrative therapy which is based around the humanistic models and transference issues. This means I pay particular attention to our relationship and its development as well as the content of our discussions. If you’re not familiar with these terms, it won’t be a problem as I'll explain the process during the sessions.

I offer open-ended counselling. There is no set number of sessions. We continue to work as long as you need the support.

Credit for my work

In 2017, I got a mention in the Evening Standard for my work with a student experiencing PTSD. The article is featured below in the Photos & Videos section.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Accreditation
2011 Accredited Member of BACP

Counselling Qualifications
2017 Diploma (Trauma Therapy)
2009 Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Studies (CBT/Counselling Supervision)
2003 Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative)

Other Qualifications
MA, PGCE, BA(Hons)

Since qualifying as a counsellor, I gained profession accreditation with BACP and continued to train in CBT, counselling supervision and trauma therapy models. I have a wide range of practical experience in public sector, corporate and voluntary settings. As well as working with clients, I train and supervise counsellors and publish articles on therapy. Special interests include working with people experiencing psychological traumas, including PTSD.

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.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Photos & videos


Additional information

£60 per session (50 minutes)

£90 per session (50 minutes)

48 hours' notice is required to cancel or rearrange a session


Weekdays & evenings

Further information

Travelling to Counselling Sessions
The Mille, 1000 Great West Road, Brentford TW8 9DW

E8, H91

Car Parking
Parking is available at The Mille

South West Trains
Brentford Station is a five minute walk away from the building

The building has a lift and the counselling room is wheelchair accessible


Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a qualified counselling supervisor with over ten years' experience providing supervision to both trainee and experienced counsellors, and counselling trainers.

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Michael Owens

Michael Owens