About me

It can be a difficult and challenging time to find the right counsellor/therapist, this can often be about the finding a productive working relationship that feels right for you.

My name is Michael Betts and I am a BACP accredited counsellor based in Shoreditch and I can also offer exclusively video sessions or a working combination of the two.  I am committed to providing counselling and therapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.

I work with individual adults on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.

I am experienced in helping clients who have experienced difficulties with :



Low cofidence/self esteem

Panic Attacks




Depression, and


Sexual issues


My practice is in Shoreditch in the East End of London, and is conveniently located for Hackney, City of London, moorgate and close to Old Street tube.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology and a Masters in Psychological Counselling. I am a member of the BPS (British Psychological Society) with the designatory letters MBPsS. I am a fully accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) with the use of the designatory letters MBACP (Accred) and as such abide by their strict ethical framework for good practice in counselling, I receive regular clinical supervision for my work and I have professional insurance to 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.


£70.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I can offer some concessions dependant on availability.  I am always happy to discuss booking a session by phone and answer any questions prior to booking an appointment.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

First Base Old Street Ltd
140 Tabernacle Street

Type of session

In person
Michael Betts

Michael Betts