Michael Rouse, Dip Couns, MBACP (Accred)
In these extremely challenging times……
It’s even more important that we feel connected. Although we’ve been advised to keep a safe physical distance from one another it’s still possible to be in touch by other means; we are all having to adapt to a new normal. That’s why I now offer therapy by telephone and video. If this is something you think might work for you, please call me for a brief, no obligation chat.
Are you feeling anxious, stressed, depressed or angry?
Are you going through a difficult patch, or is there a persistent issue that is stopping you from getting the most from life?
Perhaps there isn't even a ‘problem’ and you’d simply like to work on your personal development.
I can offer you friendly, impartial and professional support to help you achieve your goals. I am a qualified and experienced counsellor, and an Accredited and Registered Member of the BACP. I work with people from a range of backgrounds presenting with a variety of difficulties including anxiety, abuse, anger management, low self-esteem, eating disorders, obesity and weight concerns, relationship issues, depression and bereavement.
As we work together I will encourage you to explore your thoughts and feelings. I will listen attentively and respond empathically to your concerns. I will be impartial and I will not judge you. I won’t make decisions for you or direct you towards a particular course of action; instead I will help you to explore choices, and support you in forming strategies to make the changes in your life that you seek.
If you would like to know more about my counselling service, or you have any questions about what therapy entails, please feel free to get in touch.
Here’s what to expect when you contact me:
- I will respond promptly, by email, text or phone; whichever you prefer.
- I will offer to call you (at a time that suits you) for a brief, confidential, no obligation discussion.
- Then, if you decide you would like to proceed, we can arrange an initial appointment.
My practice is in Hornchurch, not far from Hornchurch underground station, with good transport links to Romford, Upminster, Rainham, Thurrock and Barking & Dagenham. There is ample free parking nearby.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Theory
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- National Centre for Eating Disorders (NCFED) Master Practitioner Diploma
I have over 15 years experience working for charitable counselling agencies and in private practice.
In 2012 I gained Accreditation status with the BACP. Accredited counsellors are those who have demonstrated that they are meeting a wide range of criteria, set to recognise high standards of knowledge, experience and development.
Additionally I am a Registered member of the BACP. The Register is a quality mark of accreditation by the Professional Standards Authority for Health & Social Care.
In 2015 I qualified as National Centre for Eating Disorders Master Practitioner, therefore I am trained to work with people who have concerns about their weight.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I undertake employee assistance programme (EAP) work.
Face to face counselling: £45 per session (not currently available).
Video counselling: £45 per session.
Telephone counselling: £40 per session.
NOTE: I am fully booked currently. However, if you are an NHS employee, please get in touch and will do what I can to help. Session rates for NHS employees will be discounted by £10.
I am able to offer day time and evening appointments.