Michael Aspden MBACP (Snr.Accred.).
07939257089 / 07939257089
I'm a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor. I work out of Windsor and see individuals and couples for both short-term and open-ended therapy.
I have a particular interest in mens' issues - which I would see as not only useful for male clients in terms of a better understanding of male psychology and behaviour, but also helpful for other clients in managing possible gender-related difference/difficulties.
I've been working as a therapist for more than 20 years and work with a number of different issues, including relationship problems, anxiety and depression. My short-term work may focus on more immediate issues such as emotional communication/trust difficulties with a partner, current work stress/changes, difficult/contentious work relationships and bereavement. Longer term work can be helpful in resolving longer standing issues, ranging from childhood trauma, through recurring relationship difficulties to developing a more true and authentic sense of self and self-worth.
In both short and longer term work, techniques from a number of theoretical approaches such as Psychodynamic and CBT may be used. I work collaboratively, tailoring my approach to the needs and objectives of each person - and there will be an emphasis on your strengths and resources in dealing with real-life issues.
I will reply to emails, but would then usually suggest a preliminary 'phone call - for you to tell me more about what you are looking to work on - and for us to discuss whether my approach could be useful. This can then be followed by an initial appointment, which can be face-to-face or by telecounselling/videocounselling. This first appointment helps me to build a fuller history/focus for the work - and helps you to decide if working with me will be helpful
Training, qualifications & experience
I initially qualified as a Psychodynamic Counsellor and then went on to qualify as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist. I have also undertaken post-qualifying trainings in couple therapy, CBT, EMDR, Clinical Supervision, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Mindfulness. I have worked in a range of settings including GP's practice, counselling agencies, EAP providers and private practice.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Relationship issues
- Separation and divorce
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Individual appointments £45. Couple appointments £55. Clinical supervision fees (individuals) £50 per session.
For further information, or to discuss an initial appointment, please contact me by telephone or email.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekday daytime and evening appointments (subject to availability).
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|