Michael Dempsey Hyp. CS. MHS, Prof Dip Psy C., MNCS (Accred)
I have had successful careers in education, the natural sciences and social services with a strong academic background in psychology. I bring all my life-experience to bear as a counsellor; I am passionate about helping people find the meaning and joy in their lives; I believe we all have an inner drive to fulfill our destiny by finding our true Self and having the courage to express that Self.
I believe we all face challenges and reach pivotal moments in our lives and that sometimes we need support to explore, learn, and grow from such experiences. I see counselling as a journey and a personal investment. I work in the integrative tradition: your personality and your goals shape our approach to the journey we undertake. I am particularly interested in helping people manage difficult life-events; lifestyle issues; addictions and substance misuse; stress and anxiety and working with people for whom life has lost its sparkle or direction. I am friendly, professional, ethical and pride myself on being both analytical and imaginative.
You can email or call me for a 15-minute free-of-charge initial chat to see if I can help you. If we decide to work together I usually suggest weekly one-hour sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Chrysalis Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills Cert. Hyp. CS.
- Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Ad Dip Psy C.)
- Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Prof Dip Psy C.)
- NCS accredited Certificate in Telephone and On-line Counselling.
- M.Sc. Forensic Psychology.
- B.A. Psychology.
- B.P.S. Level A Cert. in Occupational Testing.
- Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society M.B.Ps.S.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Usually £60 per full hour but other rates are negotiable depending on your circumstances.
I work from my consulting room at home and am also a certified telephone and on-line counsellor. I work days and evenings, Monday to Saturday.
Call me or email me to arrange a free-of-charge 15 minute informal discussion about how I might be able to help you.
I am also a qualified hypnotherapist. I am a member of the National Counselling and National Hypnotherapy Societies - working within their Codes of Conduct and Ethics.
I have regular supervision and have Professional Civil Liability Insurance.