Michael Mayerfeld

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MSc Addiction Psychology & Counselling, MBACP, ADAP
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London W9 & Radlett WD7
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you or your loved ones struggling with wellbeing or addictive behaviours? I am here to help.

As a Counsellor and Addiction Psychotherapist, I support children, young people and young adults with addictive behaviours and other mental health issues (e.g. exam stress, loneliness, anxiety, depression). Feel free to get in touch and we can set up our first appointment. 

I have specialist training in supporting young people in the field of addiction. I can help with drug and alcohol use, whether you are experimenting or if you feel it is now a little more complex and maybe you are worrying about it. I also help young people affected by other people's addiction, so I recognise the bravery of parents reaching out when they think their use may be impacting their children.

You may be concerned about how much time you are spending gaming and maybe it affects your school or family life. You may have found yourself no longer feeling in control of certain behaviours, and this could be gambling, sex or other compulsions. If there are any habits you feel are getting worse, therapy can be a good space to help make sense of it. I always have a warm and non-judgemental approach.

It's worth noting that very few therapists have specialist training in addiction, and even fewer are qualified to work specifically with young people in this area. This is my specific niche and issue that I have such a strong passion to work with. I collaborate with families and actively involve parents and caregivers. I have experience working in local therapy charities, schools, PRU's and Youth Offending services.

My scope extends to neurodivergent young people, addressing their unique needs and fostering understanding. Furthermore, I am dedicated to addressing LGBTQ+ issues and providing a safe and inclusive counselling space for those within this community. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an Advanced Practitioner and Accredited Member of Addiction Professionals and a Registered Member of the BACP. I hold a Masters of Science in Counselling and in the Psychology of Addiction (London SouthBank University) and I am a qualified Youth Worker. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Those affected by other peoples Addiction

Porn related issues


£80.00 per session

Additional information

I offer a complimentary introductory phone call. Concessionary rates are available.

Further information

Once you reach out via my email address, my phone number or using the email me/ contact box on this page, I will respond within 24 hours. Please check your spam email folder if you have not heard from me within this time frame.

We will then agree on a time/place for our first appointment. I find weekly appointments are normally most appropriate and generally we keep to the same time/place each week. Parents/carers are welcome to join for the first session if this would be helpful.  

Byron House, 112a Shirland Rd, London, W9 2BT

The Workstation, 42A Watling Street, Radlett, Hertfordshire, WD7 7NN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)

Key details

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