Michael Lipo

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Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 2AY
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About me

I offer sessions for adults and teenagers, face-to-face in Wokingham or online. I have worked in the therapeutic field for more than eleven years, and I have trained as an integrative psychotherapist. I have a range of approaches and strategies to use in sessions, to adapt to the client's needs. I use an existential approach, complemented with a Cognitive-Behavioural (CBT) approach. This helps to address core beliefs that interfere with a client's happiness and explores ways to find meaning, direction and purpose. I support the client to develop communication skills, so that they feel capable and confident to establish and maintain positive relationships.

I have a particular interest in male issues, and encourage men to seek therapy and to challenge the judgement of finding support and talking about their issues.

I offer a supportive space whilst encouraging the client to step outside of their comfort zone (at a reasonable pace) and attempt to live a more satisfactory and fulfilling life. I encourage a development of assertiveness in relationships as a way to achieve certain goals. I support the client to process experiences so that they feel less heavy, so that the client is less likely to feel stuck. Overall, I help improve the client's mental health and overall well-being by discussing thoughts and feelings to alleviate depression and anxiety, stress, anger, and to improve confidence and relationship issues,

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified as an integrative therapeutic counsellor, and gained knowledge from Person-Centred therapy; Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT); Psychodynamic therapy; and Existential therapy. I have worked with teenagers and adults, although mostly the latter. I work with men and women, and facilitate a group therapy programme. I supervise other therapists and take part in monthly supervision (group and individual) to develop my practice.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I help individuals to address questions about meaning, life, direction, belonging. I often work philosophically to help people make sense of the world around them, or for those that don't feel like they fit in anywhere.

Fees

£60.00 - £65.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • Adults - £65
  • Teenagers -£60

When I work

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Wokingham Therapy Clinic, 49 Denmark Street, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 2AY

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
Google Meet

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

Integrative psychotherapist using an interpersonal approach in counselling and supervision. Adept at, and implement, a range of supervision models.

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