Hello, my name’s Michael. As a therapist based in Shrewsbury, I work with people with a variety of emotional issues who want a change for the better in their lives.
Covid-19 update: I'm now offering face-to-face counselling again. If you're looking for counselling in person, please get in touch and I look forward to meeting you.
Therapy can help you to overcome depression, anxiety (and generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)), low self-esteem, panic attacks, anger issues, addiction, feeling sad, and coping with family issues, separation and divorce, among many other problems.
These issues or the harm of past trauma may in turn underlie such problems as eating disorders, addiction, insomnia, nightmares, and panic attacks. Therapy provides a means to uncover and remove the obstacles to peace.
Beginning counselling can be daunting and you may want to know more about me before you take the step of booking a session. I welcome any questions and offer, free of charge and without obligation, a 15-minute phone call to help you make your choice. Counselling depends on finding the right counsellor for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
If you’re thinking about getting in touch, you’ll probably want to know about the way I work. I practice person-centered therapy, one of the three main approaches to counselling and psychotherapy, an established method supported by research. My practice has the foundation of a Masters degree in Clinical Counselling.
My experience as a counsellor has included helping clients who are struggling with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anger issues, addiction, feeling sad, and coping with family issues, separation and divorce, among many other problems.
My belief, born of study and experience, is that your growth will come from you. I won’t give you my own advice or direction but will commit to being honest and compassionate. Together, we can explore your situation and feelings, till the path emerges. By creating a counselling relationship based on respect, honesty, and understanding, we can find greater clarity and strength, and create the possibility for deep and lasting change.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My standard rate is £40 for a 50-minute counselling session. My concessional rate is £30 for students and those not currently employed.
Payment can be made in cash or by online bank transfer.