Dr Michael Eko, offering therapeutic ways of coping with challenges
COVID-19 update: Sessions are now available face to face as well as via Skype and Zoom video conferencing.
I am a counselling psychologist with many years’ experience of working in NHS mental health services where I worked with people with anxiety, depression, panic, relationship difficulties, phobias, chronic pain, trauma and so on.
My approach to therapy aims for flexibility by integrating CBT (cogntive behavioural therapy), ACT (Action and commitment therapy), EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) with Mindfulness and Acceptance perspectives. I also favour body-focused approaches like Somatic Experiencing, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Qi Gong which can be particularly helpful in managing symptoms of trauma and the intensity of emotions that comes it.
I am a chartered psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registered with the Health and Care Profession Council (HCPC) which means that I am trained to the highest possible standard.
I offer therapy face to face as well as via Skype and Zoom video conferencing. Please give me a call for a free 10 - 15 minutes conversation about how therapy may be able to help you.
You can also text or email me for further information.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Psychology – University of Buckingham
Doctorate in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology – University of Surrey
BPS Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision
BPS Approved Certificate in Third Wave CBT including:
Mindfulness, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).
I am also trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing).
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Chronic pain difficulties
£85.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Initial free telephone conversation (10 - 15 minutes) to discuss the challenges you are facing and how I may be able to help.
£85 for a psychological assessment and for each therapy session
£110 for couples therapy work
I also work on Skype and Zoom.
All messages are typically responded to within 24 hours
I also supervise trainee psychologists/ counsellors and qualified psychologists. Please ask me about the ongoing rates for supervision.