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Michael Fieldhouse BA(Hons), Dip Couns, MBACPNHS trained.

If you're suffering from anxiety, stress, depression, relationship & family problems or bereavement - I can help you. Whether you're troubled by your current situation, or matters that happened long ago, I will work with you to find the answers you're looking for.

Today, good mental health is rightly recognised as an integral part of ones well-being, with many men and women discovering the great benefits, relief, and peace of mind that psychotherapy can bring. No longer do your worries and fears have to be bottled up or swept under the carpet.

I offer both individual psychotherapy and couples counselling, either face-to-face or via Zoom.

From my private counselling therapy room near the Cliffs Pavilion in Westcliff-on-Sea I offer a safe, confidential and welcoming space for you to bring whatever issues, thoughts or feelings are troubling you.

My own practice is primarily person-centered and encompasses elements of existential, psychodynamic and cognitive theory. As an Integrative therapists I take the view that there is no single approach that can treat every client in all situations. Rather, each person needs to be considered as a whole and counselling techniques must be specifically tailored to their individual needs and personal circumstances. To learn more about my approach to therapy, please visit my website: www.michaelfieldhouse.org

For a number of years I worked for the Family Matters charity (https://www.familymattersuk.org), gaining extensive training and experience working with adult survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse - both men and women.

I initially trained at the highly regarded Inter-Psyche Institute (see www.inter-psyche.co.uk) which is the only humanistic/integrative counselling training organisation based in the NHS, as well as being accredited by the BACP since 1997.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA(Hons) - Nottingham Trent University

Diploma in Integrative Counselling - Inter-Psyche, Kent and Medway NHS & SCPT.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Specialist in working with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse (male & female).

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Additional information

Initial consultation of 20-30 mins: Free

Regular therapy sessions are 50 minutes each.

Standard therapy session fee (Mon - Fri 9am- 5pm): £50

Early morning therapy session fee (7am - 9am): £60

Evening therapy session fee (6pm - 8pm): £55

Concessions available for low income. Please enquire.

Availability

Appointments are available Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri between the hours of 7am - 8pm.

Further information

Therapy sessions are normally carried out 1-2-1 in my private therapy rooms.  I have carried out a full Covid-19 risk assessment for my premises.

I can also provide sessions on-line via Zoom and by telephone.

Westcliff-on-Sea
Essex
SS0

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My therapy room is located on the ground floor with direct access from outside. I would recommend checking first that I am able to accommodate you.

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