Michael Lyons

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London, Greater London, N12
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I have trained as a psychodynamic therapist and have almost 20 years of experience.  I have worked with a wide variety of people in a variety of settings including the voluntary sector, the NHS and in private practice.  

I believe in the importance of the therapeutic relationship, based on respect, trust and authenticity. Working together we look at early life experiences and how they may be impacting on your life experiences now. While the past is important we look at your current life situation and changes which would benefit you.

I have taught psychotherapy for many years and draw on this experience in my work. I am also a qualified supervisor and have taught on supervision courses.

The aim is to create a therapeutic alliance where you will feel safe for us to work together. I believe that the relationship is very important in this work and I welcome feedback on how you feel the work is progressing. The relationship is based on authenticity and respect.  In learning more about ourselves we gain a better understanding of the anxieties which trouble us and gives us the opportunity to start making changes in our lives.  

I offer brief therapy (12 sessions) and open ended work. I offer a free (up to 90 minute) Initial Consultation which is quite structured in order to build a good picture of you and your current distress. This is either in person or online. From this, we would decide on the focus for future therapy. We also would also decide on either Brief Therapy or Open Ended Therapy. We would also decide on the fee. The other sessions are 50 minutes and focus on your issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training has been in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. I also have a Diploma in Psychopathology and a Post-Qualification Certificate in Supervision. I also completed a Foundation Course in Group Analysis with the Institute of Group Analysis.

I am an accredited Member of BACP (Membership number 00610296)

I worked as a therapist in the voluntary sector for 10 years. I have worked in a sexual health clinic in the NHS and for a private therapy provider. I have extensive experience teaching psychotherapy. I am a qualified Supervisor and have taught on Supervision courses.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered


£30.00 - £60.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

The Initial Consultation is free and subsequent fees are negotiated.

Further information

My consulting room is a 5 minute walk from Woodside Park underground station on the Northern Line and private parking is also available.

Avenue Road, London, Greater London, N12

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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In person

I qualified as a Supervisor with WPF in 2019. I worked as a Supervisor at WPF and taught on their Supervision Course. I work in private practice now.

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