Michael Rouse, Dip Couns, MBACP (Accred)

Michael Rouse, Dip Couns, MBACP (Accred)


01708 442646 / 07913 007 011

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About me

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 a face-to-face 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 10 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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I undertake employee assistance programme (EAP) work.


£45 per session.

Further information

I am able to offer day time and evening appointments.

Maps & Directions

Hornchurch, RM12

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Week days and evenings.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme