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Dr Michael Larcombe

Basingstoke RG23 & Farnham GU9
07828 119 533 07828 119 533 07828 119 533 07828 119 533 Registered / Accredited
Basingstoke RG23 & Farnham GU9

About me

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.

Throughout my career I have specialised in providing therapy and diagnostic assessments for autistic spectrum disorders including Asperger syndrome.

I also have an interest and experience in adult and child mental health: anxiety, panic attacks, depression, trauma, past sexual abuse, bipolar disorder, EUPD, dissociative disorders and psychosis.

I love providing couple and parent work when my focus is on the relationship and family.

I am interested in psycho-sexuality and am comfortable and welcome those who wish to talk about their sexual thoughts, preferences and desires whatever they are.

I follow the standard confidentiality guidelines and take action if I become concerned about serious harm happening to you or another.

I write regularly for the Canadian based on-line magazine, The Mindful Word, about psychology, mindfulness and spirituality.

Therapy should be helpful and make a meaningful difference so I will always hold in mind what is best for you.

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 20 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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

My standard fee for psychological therapy is £120 per session/hour.

I specialise 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 £150 per hour.

For one off consultations my fee is £150.

I sometimes reduce my rates for those that can't afford them.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

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.

Worting House
Church Lane
Basingstoke
Hampshire
RG23 8PX

23 East St
Farnham
Surrey
GU9 7SD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

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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.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Weekend, evening and weekday appointments.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Couples
Families
Groups
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