Michael Power. MBACP Psychotherapist /Counsellor. Individual and Relationship.
I work as a private practitioner in Downpatrick and in addition to working with individuals I have a specialist interest in Relationship Counselling. As a Relate qualified practitioner I offer relationship counselling to individuals and couples including married couples, cohabiting couples and LGBT couples.
I offer brief (6-12 sessions) and long term (open ended) counselling and psychotherapy to individuals.
I have experience of working with people seeking support with the many challenges they face in their day to day life: personal/family relationships, separation and divorce, anxiety and depression, bereavement, work related stress and unemployment. I also see clients who are not facing any particular crisis but come for therapy to help them reach their full potential and live life to the full.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB Level 4)
- Diploma in Relationship Counselling (CPCAB Level 5)
- Relate Trained Relationship Counsellor
- BACP Proficiency Cert
- Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP
- National Qualification in Tackling Substance Misuse
To maintain professional standards I engage in continuing professional development including ongoing attendance at The Institute of Psychoanalysis lectures.
I currently work in private practice and in the voluntary sector in individual and relationship Counselling.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
An assessment session of 1 hour.
An ongoing session lasts for 50 minutes.
The fee per session is £40.
Concession rates may be available.
Starting therapy is a positive sign of curiosity, courage and a willingness for things to be different. The process of therapy provides an opportunity to explore your life more closely and to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your difficulties and struggles. As we discuss and talk about these difficulties together we will begin to find new ways of tackling them and reaching resolutions that will help you move forward in a more positive way.
I understand how hard it can be to make the decision to contact a counsellor, so if you feel you might benefit from counselling or psychotherapy but are not sure, a telephone conversation will give you a chance to find out more and help you decide whether you would like to meet for an initial session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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