Michael Butler MBACP
My name is Michael Butler, living in Ripley. I am a qualified and experienced counsellor working around the Guildford and Woking areas. I offer short and long-term open ended counselling to adults.
Life can be difficult at times and we can find ourself struggling with feelings and emotions that have a negative impact upon our relationships and lives.I know personally how helpful counselling can be in raising awareness of our choices and responsibilities in life.
In 1998 I lost my central vision which in turn meant I could no longer drive or continue working in the profession l was working in anymore. Everything I thought I knew about myself was thrown into turmoil as I struggled to make sense of what had happened. Counselling was not offered to me at the time and I suffered with severe bouts of anxiety and depression. It was not until some years later that I was able to work through the pain of my loss and begin to process all the feelings I had been avoiding and denying
I offer a safe, confidential space in which to discuss your own unique experience of any issues you have, and through a therapeutic non-judgemental relationship will work with you to bring about change that I believe we are all capable of.
Finding the right counsellor to work with is very important, with this in mind I am happy to have an initial 20 minute telephone conversation to answer any questions you may have regarding counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified humanistic counsellor and a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and work within their ethical guidelines.
As well as private practice I also work charitably for AGE UK
FdSc. Humanistic Counselling ( University of Greenwich)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
My fee is £40 per 50 minutes session, payable in cash or by BACs transfer before each session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm
Types of client