135 Thames Side
Staines Upon Thames
I have 25 years experience working with individuals, couples and families, including many years as a contractor to the NHS, with adults and in child and adolescent mental health settings, including 11 years with adult eating disorders.
Starting counselling or psychotherapy can feel like a bit daunting if you've never done it before. You might have been considering it for a while or perhaps a close friend or family member suggested you look into it. Whatever the reason and however the idea came about, you have made the first important step by getting in touch.
What To Expect
Our first meeting will be an opportunity for us to meet, discuss your needs and what you'd like to achieve. It also gives you the chance to ask me any questions you have and for you to get to know me and decide if you think we can work together. The sessions can be flexibly arranged at my Staines address, in the borough of Spelthorne.
I am a Systemic / Family Psychotherapist but don't be put off if these terms are unfamiliar. What it means is that I am particularly interested in relationships. In particular, the impact they have on us as we grew up, how they shape our view of the world and how they impact on our daily lives.
After all, life is all about relationships and relationships are all about communication.
Training, qualifications & experience
- 1973 Certificate of Qualification in Social Work, University of Bristol
- 1990 Diploma in Systemic Psychotherapy, University of London
- Member of the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice
- Member of UKCP
I qualified in Social Work in 1973 and worked for over 20 years in the Probation Service, including 10 years mediation in the Family Courts.
In addition, I am a UKCP registered systemic supervisor, with many years experience, including 6 years on the training staff of the Institute of Family Therapy.
I am also registered with several private health providers, such as BUPA and Aviva.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Preparing for the death of self or a loved one.
Grieving and loss.
Available on request.
More information about me and how I work can be found on my website:
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments are arranged by telephone or e-mail . Day time appointments are available most weekdays and some Saturday mornings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Michael Day is an experienced systemic supervisor, registered with UKCP and with the Association of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice.