Dr Michael Eko, Psychologist; Anxiety, Depression, Relationships Putney SW15
07340344722 / 07340344722
I offer evidence-based therapy (CBT, ACT) for anxiety, depression, panic attacks, general anxiety disorder, relationship issues and many other difficulties. I provide a warm and open space that can help you reflect as well as develop effective skills to cope with life's challenges.
As a society, we are often encouraged to do things that help us to maintain healthy bodies. Yet, when it comes to our psychological and emotional wellbeing, the usual habit tends to be to brush things under the carpet as if ignoring them will make them all go away. If we are really honest, most of us know that this comes at a cost. Our avoidance strategies and unquestioned beliefs in fact keep our sense of anxiety, fear and inadequacy going in the long-term. So seeking the right professional help can be very important in freeing us up to live more authentically and flexibly.
My therapeutic approach uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), action and commitment therapy (ACT), psychodynamic therapy and mindfulness and acceptance approaches to help you build the capacity to cope with life challenges in a way that's flexible, playful and effective. For a free telephone conversation (10 - 15 minutes) please contact me on the number above. Alternatively, you can email me to see how I can help.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have many years experience of working with people with severe mental health difficulties in specialist services for different NHS trust (i.e. Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust)
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
- 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
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
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 trainees and qualified therapists/psychologists/counsellors alike. .