Michael Green MBACP, UKCP Reg.
I am motivated by a lifelong curiosity in people and their capacity to develop. I believe that the relationship between therapist and patient can be a vehicle for growth.
I have worked with addiction, relationship and sexual issues, depression/anxiety and loss, as well as dealing with anger and violence.
I am a psychodynamic practitioner. This means that as a therapist I am interested in listening to you and trying to help you understand how past experiences, often from childhood, affect your life today and the way you view yourself.
Together with the therapist you can think in a different way about your past, present and future. The therapist doesn't tell you what to do, be directive or give advice, but in the forming of the relationship with the therapist, you will find it helps you to make your own choices.
There is no particular point in life when people turn towards therapy, but it is often when confronted by some sense of not being able to move forward, or change. Significant events such as bereavement and loss, relationship difficulties, questioning who one is or feeling unable to get over past events are common reasons for seeking a therapist. Depression and anxiety are often present and very hard to get over alone.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an honorary PhD from City University London, an MA, a Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling from Regent's College and an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy. I am UKCP Registered and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which is the largest professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in the UK. I am bound by the ethics and standards of both organisations.
I began my training at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust and completed the Foundation Course and Introductory Lectures at the Institute of Psychoanalysis.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
A diagnosis is not always helpful, I am interested in working with people who are unable to put a name to the distress that they feel.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
I work on a sliding scale dependent on your ability to pay. This can be discussed in more detail during our first meeting.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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