Mike Pine BSc, PG Dip Counselling, MBACP
Sometimes we can feel lost, anxious or overwhelmed by life and it can help to talk it over with a trained counsellor. I offer a safe and confidential space to help you to make sense of it. Contact me for an introductory session for £30 with no obligation to continue.
I am an experienced counsellor with a special interest in working with adults with stress, anxiety, low mood and loss of self confidence; in particular relating to loss, bereavement, relationship difficulties, trauma, life threatening or chronic disease, and aging.
I have a professional interest in the long term effects of work related stress or 'burn out'.
I am based at Royston Complementary Health Centre, and in Hitchin, at LEAF Health on Bancroft.
COVID 19 UPDATE. The Royston and Hitchin complementary health centres are now open for face to face counselling appointments and are adhering to social distancing and hygiene guidelines.
Please contact me to discuss a face to face appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP registered psychodynamic counsellor trained at the University of Hertfordshire with a Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling.
I have more than thirty years experience of working in the N.H.S in various senior clinical roles in oncology and palliative care and, in addition to my private practice, I currently work at Hitchin Counselling Service, a highly regarded voluntary counselling centre.
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
Face to face counselling sessions are provided on a long term or short term basis.
Sessions are once per week for 50 minutes at a cost of £45 following an introductory session of £30.
Concessions may be negotiated following the initial session and agreement about working together.