Michael Feat ~ Experienced Psychotherapist Counsellor and Supervisor ~ MSc UKCP
Old Well Cottage
Henley On Thames
I work effectively and empathically with people to address challenging issues and improve the quality of their lives and relationships. I seek to empower and to make a lasting difference. For some, the process of moving forward can be relatively short and solution focussed. For others, greater complexity or traumatic events means time is needed to fully process and find new beginnings. I see adults (18+), individually, in couples and in group.
My Counselling, Psychotherapy and supervision practice is located within St Katharine’s Retreat Centre, Parmoor, Frieth RG9 6NN, in beautiful grounds with ample free parking 3 miles from Marlow in Bucks.
I completed separate counselling, psychotherapy and supervisor trainings at the Metanoia Institute in London over the course of many years to achieve BA and MSc degrees in those disciplines. Metanoia is widely regarded as one of the most rigorous trainings available. Following qualification I worked for a long time providing individual and group psychotherapy for the Dove Centre in Aylesbury until Bucks closed that centre, I then established a busy private practice in Marlow Bucks. I have been accredited with the UKCP for a number years, and follow a rigorous program of Continuing Professional Development.
I have a special interest in helping people with a range of anxiety issues, and a wide experience in helping people with:
- abuse issues
- addictions [including inappropriate internet use]
- inappropriate and disordered eating
- personality problems
- loss and bereavement
- trauma work
- and a personal interest in prostate cancer support
Extensive further training in relational therapy has supported my Couples' work and now forms a significant part of my practice. Further, I remain committed to an ethical pricing structure in line with peer professionals within the UKCP.
Confidentiality and GDPR
Trust is the cornerstone of effective therapy. I treat confidentiality very seriously and will outline my legal obligations, responsibilities and commitments during our initial contact to ensure a full understanding around this issue. NB: a coded system is used with regard to essential notes used for record keeping; issues discussed in supervision prioritise client anonymity. When therapy ends, emails and phone numbers are removed from electronic media and records of attendance are kept for the statutory time prior to erasure. Client details can only be released following a formal process by the judiciary whereupon all relevant parties are first informed.
My Counselling and Psychotherapy practice is located within St Katharine’s Retreat Centre, Parmoor, Frieth RG9 6NN, in beautiful grounds with ample free parking 3 miles from Marlow in Bucks.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
Diploma in Counselling
UKCP registered as Integrative Psychotherapist and Supervisor
15 Years of experience
Member of IARTA, The International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis
Supervision Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy ~ Metanoia.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Fees from 1/9/18 are:
£60 for a 50 minute adult individual session daytime 9am to 5pm, £65 6pm to 8 pm. (Supervision sessions charged at same rate).
£95 for a 75 min couples session of solution focussed relationship therapy, a six session commitment is recommended.
£50 per member for a 1.5 hr. group session [max number of 8]. (instances of financial hardship considered).
PS. Payment is due at the end of the session and a 48 hr cancellation policy operates.
CONTACT: Tel: 07870 923876 ~ You will invariably be connected to an answering service if I am in session. Please leave a message stating clearly your name, contact number and a time when we can talk confidentially. I will then return your call as soon as possible to discuss the nature of your enquiry.
- I am well supported by in-depth supervision and extensive ongoing professional development. I am a registered psychotherapist and supervisor with UKCP.
- Cognitive and Behavioural Transactional Analysis.
- Psychoanalytical and Psychodynamic
- Humanistic Therapies
- Mindfulness based Therapies
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon to Fri office hours.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Metanoia trained UKCP reg supervisor.