Dr Michael Eko - Chartered Counselling Psychologist in Putney, London

Dr Michael Eko - Chartered Counselling Psychologist in Putney, London

London
SW15

07340344722

About me

'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

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.

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Psychology – University of Buckingham
Doctorate in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology – University of Surrey
BPS Approved Certificate in Third Wave CBT including:                                            

  • Mindfulness
  • 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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

HCPC
BPS

Other areas of counselling I deal with

chronic pain

health related difficulties

existential fear

self development

personal growth

Fees

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.

Further information

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

London, SW15

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

I offer daytime and evening appointments from Monday - Saturday.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups

Supervision & training

I also offer supervision to therapists in training and for qualified professionals alike. .

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