About me

Does it seem that lack of self-confidence/low self-esteem hold you back? Are you trying to find peace of mind by managing anxiety/low mood/anger? Are you experiencing loss? Are you struggling with communication/trust difficulties in a relationship? Working together we can explore how thoughts, emotions, behaviours and relationship dynamics can interact - and the possible influence of past experiences/relationships. My role is to help you to identify possible helpful shifts in thinking, behaviour and communication - and to support you in the process of making changes.

I’ve a particular interest in working with men's issues. I see this as useful for male clients - and their partners/others - in terms of further understanding male psychology. 

I've been working with a range of different therapeutic issues for over 20 years (see 'Areas of counselling' below). I see individuals and couples for both brief and longer-term therapy. 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, adapting my approach to the needs and objectives of each person or couple - and there will be an emphasis on your strengths and resources in dealing with real-life issues.

Appointments are presently by online video meeting/’phone conversation. If you’d like to discuss further, I suggest you 'phone me in the first instance, so that you can tell me more about what you’re looking to work on - and check practicalities such as possible appointment times.

Training, qualifications & experience

I initially qualified as a Psychodynamic Counsellor and, subsequently, as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Couple Therapist. I've also undertaken post-qualifying trainings in CBT, EMDR, Clinical Supervision, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Mindfulness.  I've worked in a range of settings including GP's practice, counselling agencies, EAP providers and private practice.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Men's issues.


Additional information

  • Individual appointments from £46.
  • Couple appointments from £65.
  • Clinical supervision appointments for individuals from £50. 

Please contact  me by 'phone for further information, or to discuss an initial appointment/check potential appointment times.


Weekday daytime and evening appointments (subject to availability).


Type of session


Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Michael Aspden

Michael Aspden