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 bereavement, relationship difficulties, trauma, life threatening or chronic disease, aging, sexual abuse and identity.
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.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Currently available for sessions during the week in the daytime and evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|