Michael Broad

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BA (Hons), MNCS Accred
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Norwich NR3 & NR16
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My aim is to help my clients live more fulfilling and positive lives. I encourage my clients to better understand themselves, and then together we develop the resources and resilience needed to manage difficult thoughts and feelings.

At the heart of the work, is a supportive therapeutic relationship. Clients can expect to be met with warmth, acceptance and positive regard, and have their problems properly listened to and understood.

Initially, we might develop a practical approach to alleviating the symptoms of psychological distress, such as anxiety or overthinking. Then, as the therapeutic relationship develops, we might move on to more significant work, such as exploring a client's challenging emotions and thoughts and considering how they might have been influenced by past experiences. 

I believe how a person relates to themself influences their relationships with others. If a client can become more self-aware, reflective and compassionate, then they will have more control over how they respond to events and interact with those around them. 

Some of the concerns that bring people to me include:

  • Anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement and loneliness
  • Low confidence and fragile self-esteem
  • Self-criticism, moodiness and anger  
  • Abuse, trauma and emotional neglect
  • Addictions, compulsive behaviours and rumination  
  • Problems in relationship, such as people pleasing and co-dependency

Relationship counselling

I offer both individual and couples counselling. I am committed to helping couples build stronger, healthier and sustainable relationships. Poor communication lies at the heart of relationship problems. Couples can easily switch off to each other’s emotional experience and end up feeling unseen and ignored.  

My role is to help couples improve how they speak to one another and encourage them to really hear what is being said. Successful therapy also helps to rebuild that caring bond between partners and reminds them why they fell in love in the first place. 

Working integratively

I am an integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor. It means that I don’t believe there's any one way of delivering counselling. I draw from a number of theories depending on what the client needs. I also work in an existentially-informed way and encourage my clients to consider their views on life and how they might find new meaning and purpose.

I seek to empower my clients to lead more dynamic and satisfying lives. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling qualifications

Level 5 Diploma in Integrative Counselling, Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy (affiliated to Middlesex University). 

I offer couple/relationship therapy having completed specialist training. I have been awarded The Grove’s Certificate in Couple/Relationship Therapy accredited by COSRT at Level 5.

My life experience

In my work, I don’t just draw on my counselling skills but also my life experience. I live a busy family-oriented life. I'm a husband, father, brother, son, uncle, and friend; I've travelled extensively, and managed a varied and challenging career. As well as being a counsellor, I'm a writer and hold a BA (Hons) degree from Oxford University.

Life has taught me that everyone has the potential to live better, and I’ve witnessed profound changes in clients through counselling. I recognise that each client brings their own unique experiences and concerns. Together we develop a working relationship that recognises their qualities and history, and responds to their present needs. I’m convinced that counselling and therapy can be a force for positive personal and social change.

I've experienced this at various charities and agencies in Norfolk, where I've worked as a counsellor, including mental health charity Mind, addiction agencies Emerging Futures and Rehabs UK, and homelessness specialist St Martins Housing Trust. I have worked with many clients affected by drug and alcohol problems and have helped support their rehabilitation.

I am a member of the National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society and work to an ethical framework that prioritises the needs of the client. I am committed to continuous professional development through supervision, learning events and journal reading.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • My standard fee Monday to Friday for individuals is £45/session.
  • Saturday morning sessions for individulas are £50/session.
  • Couples therapy is £55/session

I offer a free initial 15-minute telephone or Zoom session for all potential clients. 

My sessions are 50 minutes long.  

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

The practicalities

In order to help, I aim to meet with a client on a weekly basis for an hour at a consistent timing, either in my counselling rooms or online.

Evidence suggests that the success of therapy is linked to the strength of the therapeutic relationship that develops between counsellor and client. Because of this, I offer a free initial 15-minute consultation online to determine whether we could work well together. In this consultation, we consider what the client wants to achieve from counselling and I explain more about how I work. If we seem a good fit, and the client is happy to continue, we can then set up the first paid session and go from there.

To organise this initial online meeting, just click on the contact buttons at the top of the page (email is the best way to get in touch with me).

I am quadruple vaccinated for Covid and happy to run face-to-face or online consultations, or a blend of both.

2 Sprowston Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 4QN

Forncett St. Peter, Norwich, Norfolk, NR16

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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