Michael Blades

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Stockton-on-Tees TS17 & Newcastle Upon Tyne NE2
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About me

Hello - I'm Michael Blades, an Integrative, Relational Psychotherapist and full member of the UCKP and member of the BACP (MBACP).

My approach relies upon the importance of the relationship between myself and you - to enable all aspects of your experience to come together as a whole. I integrate a wide range of theoretical perspectives into a core Transactional Analysis model. Including, Psychoanalysis / Object relations Theories, Attachment Theory, Gestalt, Person Centred, and numerous Transpersonal influences. All this simply means is I can respond to your needs in the most appropriate way for you as an individual. 

I believe in a whole-person approach to psychotherapy that equally values all aspects of the Human experience – body, feeling, mind, soul and spirit. I’m particularly interested in the spiritual dimension of life and its place in psychotherapy. Through my MSc research in this area, I developed a unique Transpersonal perspective to my work and in addition, can also provide support to those interested in integrating non-ordinary states of consciousness arising from spiritual emergencies, psychedelic, and non-traditional religious experiences etc. 

Psychotherapy can help you reconnect with a deeper understanding of who you are – your true authentic self. Take the first step towards healing and personal growth by contacting me. Based in Teesside & Newcastle, I offer online and in-person sessions and work across a broad range of issues. Online sessions are also available to those situated outside of the U.K. Please contact me to confirm my availability to work in your time zone. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Since 2018 I have been practicing as an integrative and relational psychotherapist. I've since worked within the NHS, charitable and educational sectors. I currently work with various private clients from all walks of life, and part of my service is supporting trainee psychotherapists and counsellors.

My qualifications

  • MSc Psychotherapy (Newman University)
  • PG Dip Psychotherapeutic Studies (Newman University)
  •  DIP Adult Psychotherapy (Northern Guild for Psychotherapy; UKCP & BACP accredited training)
  •  DIP Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Northern Guild for Psychotherapy; UCKP & BACP accredited training). 

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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£50.00 per session

77 Acklam Road, Stockton-on-Tees, North Yorkshire, TS17 7BD

The Northern Guild For Psychological Solutions, 83 Jesmond Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE2 1NH

Type of session

In person
Michael Blades
Michael Blades