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About me

Michael Fieldhouse BA(Hons), Dip Couns, MBACP. NHS trained Integrative Counsellor.

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 that are troubling you.

I 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 an Integrative Counsellor I can tailor your therapy to your personal needs and will work with you to help find the answers you need.

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

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

Training, qualifications & experience

BA(Hons) - Nottingham Trent University

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

Member organisations


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


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.


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. Depending on circumstances it may be possible to offer therapy via telephone, Skype, etc.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

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.


Michael Fieldhouse Counsellor

Michael Fieldhouse Counsellor