Michael Owens

Michael Owens

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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?

We’ll meet and discuss our expectations of each other and the process. We’ll discuss boundaries around the relationship e.g. contact, confidentiality, payment. After that, I’ll follow your lead. You decide what we’re going to talk about. I’ll ask questions and make observations about the difficulties you describe. I might offer alternative viewpoints to help you explore them further. 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. I share as much of the process as I can when it is appropriate 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 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


Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • BACP Register Logo
  • Aviva Logo
  • Evening Standard 13.11.2017


£60 per session (50 minutes)

£90 per session (50 minutes)

Further information

Travelling to Counselling Sessions
40 Lambert Avenue, Richmond TW9 4QR

190, 419, R68, N22
Mortlake Road/Lower Richmond Road Stop G

Car Parking
There is free parking on Lambert Avenue

South West Trains
North Sheen Station is 10 minutes walk from Lambert Avenue
Mortlake Station is 15 minutes walk from Lambert Avenue

Maps & Directions

Richmond, TW9

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Weekdays & evenings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

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

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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