Dr Michael Larcombe
I enjoy providing psychological talking therapies to adults, couples, parents, young people and children, and families for help with relationship, mental health problems and emotional difficulties.
I also specialise in providing diagnostic assessments for autistic spectrum disorders including Asperger syndrome.
I write regularly for the Canadian based on-line magazine, The Mindful Word, about psychology, mindfulness and spirituality.
I often say to clients therapy should be helpful, and I ask my cleints to consider this question as we move along.
Training, qualifications & experience
My approach is informed by a range of therapeutic interventions including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Person-Centred Therapy and Couple Therapy.
I an registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) as a Clinical Psychologist with 17 years experience of providing assessment and psychological therapies.
I work in private practice and for the NHS where I work for a psychological therapies team within a Community Mental Health Team (CMHT). I have previously worked for children’s services within the NHS where I often specialised in providing diagnostic assessments for autism and Asperger syndrome in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), a Child Development Centre and a Neuro-Developmental Service.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
My standard fee for psychological therapy is £120 per session/hour.
I specialist in assessing complex and difficult to diagnose cases for a possible autistic spectrum disorder. My flat fee for this is £3,000.
For other diagnostic/assessment work which involve writing reports my fee is £125 per hour.
For one off consultations my fee is £150.
I sometimes reduce my rates for those that can't afford them.
I have spent many years working on and exploring my own psychological/spiritual development. The personal insights I have gained combined with my professional training and experience has provided me with a particular perspective from which to understand human psychology.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekend, evening and weekday appointments.
Types of client