Michael Fidler

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BACP Accredited. BA Hons, MA Integrative Psychotherapy
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Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1TQ
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I help people to understand and respond to some of the difficulties that may be causing them distress. My work often involves helping those who may feel lost, anxious, stuck, or isolated in some way.

I particularly welcome enquiries relating to childhood trauma, problematic relationships, trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction and dependence.

Training, qualifications & experience

I spent many years providing mental health support in educational and health and social care settings. Currently, I work for an organisation offering psychotherapy to individuals with multi-complex mental health presentations. I also maintain a private practice for a limited number of clients.

I hold a first class BA Hons degree in Health and Applied Social Sciences, a Foundation degree in Working with Substance Misuse, and a Master of Arts degree in Integrative Psychotherapy with distinction.

I am a registered and accredited member of the BACP – meaning that the way I practice has met the BACP’s higher standards as a competent, ethical and independent practitioner. I adhere fully to the BACP Ethical Framework. I am presently undertaking further training with the Institute of Group Analysis (IGA) to develop my skills as a group therapist. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£55.00 per session

Additional information

My first session is charged at £30. This will offer us the opportunity to meet each other and find out more about your situation and why you are seeking therapy now. It will allow time for questions and a fuller explanation of my approach and style of work.

I have a therapy room situated in central Lancaster and I offer ‘in person’ and video call (Skype etc.) sessions. 

When I work

I have very limited capacity at the moment which includes a weekly slot of 11.30am to 12.30pm on Tuesdays and 4pm to 5pm or 4.30pm to 5.30pm on Thursday's. 

Further information

I take two weeks of annual leave every December and August. 

South Place, 1 Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1TQ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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There is one flight of stairs going up towards my therapy room. There are some toilets on the same floor.

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Michael Fidler
Michael Fidler