Michael Lipo - Teenager and Adult Counsellor

Michael Lipo - Teenager and Adult Counsellor

Wokingham
Berkshire
RG40

07585 119298

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About me

What sort of counselling do I offer?

I work with people from all backgrounds, from adolescents through to older adults. Therapy does not work in a “one size fits all” manner, and together with my clients, I establish a pattern of working which suits their needs.

I have an integrative qualification which means I have learned a variety of ways to help whoever needs it, which includes CBT focused therapy; psychodynamic therapy; existential therapy and person-centred therapy. The counselling will be about finding what works for the client, working out what it is they need and exploring it together at their own pace whilst also being encouraged to challenge themselves.

Is counselling right for you?

To even be considering counselling tells me you have a need to talk to someone. I believe I can be that person. However, I will be completely honest about my ability to help you. Counselling can help most people, if not everyone, to deal with whatever it is that's causing them to seek help. Once you've made contact (email or telephone) we can have a relaxed initial session and you can see for yourself what it's like and whether we can continue to work together. After that, we'll work out the details but you don't need to consider that at the moment. The most important thing is taking one step at a time.

What if you change your mind?

There is no obligation to return to counselling if it isn't right. There is no contract that says the client needs to stay for a certain amount of time. If the client wants it to end, then that's what is right for the client. Ideally, however, we could work through whatever the issue is. And, if we've been working together for a little while then it would be great to have an ending. Otherwise, it really is all up to the client. There's no pressure to do anything that doesn't feel right. The client needs to find what works and go at it at their own pace. No pressure.

What if I don't like talking?

There are always other ways to have a session. I have experience with using drawings and writing to express emotions, as well as using sand tray and figurines. There is no pressure for you to talk and it may just take some time. You will be supported to use whichever tools they feel most comfortable with and, when the time is right, encouraged to step out of your comfort zone.

Getting in touch...

If you have any questions or would like to book an initial session with me, then I welcome you to get in touch today. You can either call or text me on 07585 119298 or click here to send me an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have six years experience working with teenagers in care who have experienced trauma in some form or another. As such my current full-time role is with trauma-related therapy.

However, I also have experience with:

  • general depression
  • anxiety (including worries and panic episodes)
  • anger problems
  • stress
  • relationship issues
  • disordered eating
  • self-harm
  • identity issues
  • loss & bereavement
  • school problems
  • bullying
  • communication techniques

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

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Fees

I offer a rate of £45 for teenagers and adolescents and £60 for adults (over 18).

We can talk on the phone prior to any booking if you want to explain a bit about yourself, ask any questions or check out if I sound like somebody you would feel comfortable speaking with. This is free, and no obligation after to book anything in.

Maps & Directions

Wokingham, RG40

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

Availability

I have flexibility around weekends and evenings. However do not let that be an obstacle. Let me know what you need and we can do what we can to make it work.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults