Mike Northorpe - Individual & Couples Counselling
Hey there, I’m really glad you found your way here.
My name is Mike, I'm a Counsellor working in the Lancaster and Morecambe area. Whether you’re seeking support, relief, empowerment or self-exploration, together we can work towards positive change in your life - however that may look for you.
I offer an affordable, flexible service that works at your pace and on your terms. It can take an awful lot to recognise we need help, let alone ask for it. I’d like to make this as easy as possible for you, meeting you with care, respect and compassion. I make no assumptions about what you may need or what may be good for you at this point in your life. What I offer is a space in which that can be explored… a space to be heard, to be safe and to be valued.
I hold a deep appreciation for us as individuals, the impact we have on one another and the complexity of what it can mean to be you.
Perhaps you’ve found yourself in a place of loss, anxiety or isolation. Maybe you’re feeling disconnected, dissatisfied, or struggling in a relationship that isn’t what you need it to be. Whatever you’re dealing with right now, however low or however hopeless you feel - know you have my support.
I know first hand how cruel life can feel and how hard it can be to live life as we wish to. Let’s get you where you’d like to be.
It’s important you find a counsellor that feels right for you - please don’t hesitate to reach out if you think that might be me. If you’d like to know more about me or my practice, please see below, visit my website or get in touch.
I welcome any and all enquiries.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy from the University of Cumbria and have spent the past 10 years immersed in Social Psychology.
I volunteer for a charitable organisation and between that and my private work I’ve had experience working with a range of issues including:
Stress; Depression; Anxiety; Bereavement; Abuse; Addictions; Disability; Trauma; Agoraphobia; Body Dysmorphia & Gender Dysphoria.
I’ve also attended further training for working with Couples & Relationships, Dissociative Identity Disorders, Distress, Suicide and Self-Harm.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I offer an initial consultation (30 minutes) free of charge. This would be to meet, ask any questions you may have and discuss whether therapy with me might be right for you.
My standard rates are £40 per hour for individual therapy and £60 for couples.
First sessions are half price (£20 / £30 respectively).
I offer concessions for students and those on low income as I believe strongly that therapy should be available to everyone when they need it. I try to accommodate wherever possible - please don't hesitate to mention if finance is a concern for you.
I work from comfortable and private spaces in both Lancaster and Morecambe. Both are central, have convenient parking options and are easily accessible by public transport. For further details, please get in touch.
“Mike is very genuine and friendly right from the start and I knew from that first meeting that I would be able to talk to him freely. I feel that he really cares about what I am talking about and he never judges anything.”
“I take a great deal away from our meetings and genuinely feel I have grown stronger over the months of meeting with Mike. This is all down to us working together on everything, and not just someone telling you how to sort out your problems.”
“Counselling hasn’t changed the world, but it has changed my way of dealing with difficult situations and how to prioritise what is important and what I can do to make my life a little easier to cope with.”
Maps & Directions
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