Michael Dee

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Gloucester GL3 & London SW17
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About me

About me and my therapy practice.

I am a BACP Registered Counsellor specialising in online therapy. Having worked and trained online during and after lockdown, I found this to be an equally effective way of meeting when compared to face-to-face, with added convenience for my clients - who don't have to worry about travel time and costs. 

I strive to work in flexible, client friendly ways, meeting on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. I offer short term counselling to individuals who are experiencing emotional distress that can be triggered by life changes, relationship problems, or losses of various kinds. I also work on a longer-term basis with clients who experience ongoing depression, stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, anger, or relationship problems.

Feelings, thoughts and anxieties can get in the way of living, and we can struggle to understand how things from the past can impact our mental health. 

Life events can trigger emotions that are difficult to understand or express. Sudden trauma, redundancy, a business failure, a relationship breakdown, bereavement, abuse, bullying and harassment, or struggles with gender and sexual identity. The list is endless and is as individual as us. These can prevent clear thinking and create worries or reactions, which can go on to cause anxiety, shame, confusion, or possible feelings of guilt that are hard to recognise or cope with. They may also cause a reaction of self-destruction, self-harm, eating disorders, drinking, drug use and other issues.

We are a mixture of our past, race, sex, gender, relationships, and family history. As individuals, we may question, why do I do that? Why does that affect me? Why does that hurt? Why am I so scared? Why did they do that? Making sense of it all will help us get to a place where we can begin to look forward.

Practice description:

I work with individuals and couples and I prioritise building a therapeutic relationship, where I assist clients in their efforts to make sense of their feelings and experiences.

Clients are individual and each have their own difficulties, so by being a trained integrative counsellor, I can bring different counselling techniques together to create an individual tailored therapy for each client. By working in a safe space and in a non-judgemental way, we can explore feelings and gain an understanding that allows change to be possible.

My client-focused approach is based on the principles of the core conditions, Empathy, Congruence, and unconditional positive regard. I work with clients to address issues and to challenge thoughts and behaviour to move forward. 

First session:

The first step to towards getting therapy can be daunting, but rewarding. To make this easy, I offer a complimentary 30-minute initial session to establish we feel comfortable working together.

This allows a brief introduction to why you are seeking therapy and what you would like to achieve. We can agree the boundaries and conditions of our work, and this allows time to understand the logistics of the sessions and, if necessary, a quick phone call to overcome any difficulties in setting up the video link.

Support for:

Anxiety and depression.

Loss of confidence and self-esteem.

Life changes and impacts.

Relationship difficulties.

The impact of bereavement or any type of loss.


Stress and anxiety ( including business or work related issues including burnout)


Family issues.

Sexual problems, conditions and issues.


Women's issues.

Men's issues.


Many more.

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Person-centred, Client Focused

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Online therapy, Short-term sessions, Telephone therapy

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked in the community and with people for over 35 Years and in the last 5 years embarked on gaining qualifications. I am also a Counselling Volunteer with Cruse Bereavement.

BACP Registered Member 400697

Full DBS Checked.


  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling. BACP
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills CPCAB
  • Certificate In understanding Children and Young Peoples Mental Health TQUK
  • Certificate in Self-harm and Suicide Awareness and Prevention TQUK
  • Bereavement Support Foundation Course

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£55.00 per session

Additional information

I offer a 30-minute initial session at no cost to the client. This allows you to briefly outline why you are coming to counselling, and what you wish to achieve. We can also decide if we feel we can work together and to agree the boundaries and conditions of our work. 

I also offer a discounted rate for 10 sessions paid in advance.

Individual sessions £55.00

Couples sessions £75.00

Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL3

London, Greater London, SW17

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

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