Michael Chamberlain BSc (Hons) MBACP
Hello and welcome. Life challenges us all from time to time and sometimes enough that we want support. Counselling can offer a variety of different kinds of support, the support I offer means creating a safe space for you to explore what matters to you and helping you discover and rediscover the strengths you have to get what you want out of life. Work together focuses on ensuring you feel safe to explore what ever you need to without fear of being judged. As someone who has worked for a number of years with clients who feel often judged and shamed by those around them, I am all to aware of how much distress this can bring.
I have worked with clients with a wide variety of concerns such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, abuse (both physical and mental towards both male and female clients), bereavement and self-esteem. I have also worked more with carers and family members of those with substance use habits and the impact this has on their lives. I have also worked with trainee counsellors and find this work hugely enjoyable.
I have worked with LGBTQI clients and I know it is often a concern that counsellors may still practice conversion therapy. Like most practitioners I do not condone this practice, my goal is to help you be all and who you want to be not to shame who you are. This also applies to polyamorous and Kink clients who have lived with similar stigmas from the counselling profession.
I offer a free 20-minute phone consultation. This is a deliberate choice not to charge as I am no writer and believe that the feeling at ease with your counsellor is a huge part of doing good work together so want to offer the best chance for you to know me a little before it costs you anything make a start.
If you are interested in working together please get in touch if not then I sincerely hope you find the right person for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
My relevant qualifications are;
- Diploma in Humanistic Counselling from Chichester University
- BSc Hons Degree in Person-Centred Counselling
- Concerned Relatives Affected by Drug and/or Alcohol Use Counselling Training Course (Cranstoun)
- NCFE levels 1,2 and 3 in interpersonal skills, helping skills and counselling skills and theory respectively from City College Brighton and Hove, and Certificate of Proficiency from BACP
- Depression: A Compassionate View - CPD certificate from University of Derby
- Understanding Autism, Asperger's and ADHD - CPD certificate from University of Derby
I also hold a current DBS check
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Impact of living with someone else's substance use.
Divorce and separation, impact on families.
LGBTQI, Polyamorous, BDSM and kink friendly.
Photos & videos
Free initial phone consultation.
50 minute sessions charged at £45.
Reduced rates available for trainee counsellors.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Week days 09:00-02:30
Types of client