Dr Michael Eko - Chartered Counselling Psychologist in Putney, London
'Rediscovering the effortless ease, at the core of life's challenges.' This is the essential message of both my work and life.
I offer a compassionate, creative, evidence-based psychological therapy for those with mental, emotional, behavioural & spiritual challenges
My approach blends Western psychology and Eastern spiritual understanding using:
Mindfulness-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), which focuses on looking at the limitations of inflexible thoughts, beliefs and behaviour, and the strategies we've learnt to use to navigate the world.
Action and commitment therapy (ACT), which uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with values and behaviour change strategies, to simultaneously lessen psychological suffering and increase psychological flexibility.
Psychodynamic psychotherapy which explores unconscious fears and ways of relating to others (i.e. our assumed roles and identities) and how these affect our functioning.
Transpersonal psychotherapy, which focuses on areas of the human mind in search for higher meanings in life, and which move beyond the limited boundaries of the egoic mind to access an enhanced capacity for wisdom, creativity, unconditional love and compassion. The essence of this approach is self-actualisation and transformation at the deepest level.
These four approaches are at the root of my therapy work. Having trained to the highest level, I can work from one of these approaches or integrate them coherently depending on what your needs and goals are. So contact me to see how I can help.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked in specialist services for Berkshire Mental Health NHS foundation trust, a community mental health recovery service for Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and in a specialist chronic pain service for Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust. I have also worked in different NHS psychotherapy departments.
BSc (Hons) Psychology – University of Buckingham
Doctorate in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology – University of Surrey
BPS Approved Certificate in Third Wave CBT including:
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
BPS Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision
I also carry out various post-doctoral professional developments to keep me up to date with new research and development in the field
My doctoral research work explored the effects of nature on symptoms of depression. The role of nature-based therapy and mindfulness-based therapy in promoting mental wellbeing remains fascinating to me. I continue to be involved with writing about this area of research.
I am registered as a practitioner psychologist with the government body, The Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) which regulates health, psychological and social care professionals who meet professional standards for their training, skills, and conduct in the UK.
I am also a chartered psychologist with the British Psychological Society – the representative body that promotes psychologists and psychological development and research in the UK.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
health related difficulties
I offer an initial psychological assessment for £60 for 50 minutes. This gives both of us a chance to try to get a sense of what is going on for you, and to see how and if psychological therapy can help.
After the initial assessment, if you feel comfortable, the fee for each therapy session is £70 per hour. Each session will last for an hour.
Skype sessions are available for £70 per hour.
Concession rates are available to students and therapists in training.
No payment is required for appointments which are cancelled 24 hours before the appointment time. Cancellation made on the same day will be charged at 50% of the full fee.
To book an appointment or see how I can help, please call 07340 34 4722. Please leave a message if I am not available and I will call you back usually within one working day. If I call you back and you are not available, any message I leave will be discreet.
Alternatively, you can email me
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I offer daytime and evening appointments from Monday - Saturday.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I also offer supervision to therapists in training and for qualified professionals alike. .View supervision profile