Michael Rimmer - Registered MBACP
452 Warrington Road
Being a person-centred counsellor, I work in an non-directive manner, viewing my clients as the expert about themselves. I provide you with the space to work on your own agenda and at your own pace, as we explore the issues you wish to bring to counselling - secure in the knowledge that our sessions are confidential and free from judgement. I aim to work alongside you in such a way that you can develop the solutions, which you feel work best for you.
There is a broad spectrum of reasons why people seek and can benefit from counselling. The reasons may seem clear, or may feel somewhat out of reach, yet there is a sense that talking to someone may help? Counselling can help us to better understand the source of our distress, to resolve it and move forward in ways that serve us better as individuals. I consider it a privilege to work with people in this endeavour and recognise that it is important that you find the right person to talk to; therefore, I offer a reduced fee for our initial session (see below for details).
I receive feedback from clients that I am: compassionate, understanding and genuine. This is the feedback I value the most, as at the core of my practice is my client. I believe the therapeutic process, works best when these human qualities are present in the relationship; consequently, my clients tell me they value my 'realness'. Counselling can require courage or may seem daunting, I recognise this; strive to be sensitive to my clients experience and to ensure they do not feel pressured. I find the results to be positive and I am always delighted to hear how my clients have benefited from therapy or are finding their lives more fulfilling.
My own experience, in personal counselling, was profoundly beneficial to me. It allowed me to understand my needs, the beliefs I held that: worked against me satisfying those needs and that deterred from appreciating those moments. In the simplest terms, it helped me to understand: 'how I really tick' and appreciate what makes others 'tick' too; consequently, my relationships also improved. I find the opportunity to be a part of that therapeutic process for others to be a cherished privilege.
I work from Lynwood House Therapy Centre, which is located in Culcheth, Warrington. My private practice dates are Sunday–Wednesday, although I do try to be flexible with appointments, to accommodate clients schedules, wherever possible.
I hold an enhanced DBS checks for working with adults and with young people. Along with appropriate indemnity insurance. I am also a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and work in accordance with their ethical framework.
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Training, qualifications & experience
I work as a counsellor in private practice and as a volunteer with a local carers' charity.
I have had the opportunity and privilege to work with an array of clients of different ages and backgrounds. Consequently, I have gained experience in working with:
- Bereavement & Loss
- Low self-esteem
- Addiction & substance misuse (including gaming addiction)
- Eating disorders
- Sexual abuse
- Personality disorders and more.
As valuable as this experience is I am always mindful that every client is unique and that the work we do will not be shaped by the experience of others.
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling skills
- Level 2 Certificate introduction to Counselling
- Level 4 Certificate Mentoring
- Level 3 Certificate Mentoring
- Level 2 Advocacy
- PGCE Teaching Secondary & Post-16 Education
- Level 3 Certificate Training and Personnel Practice CIPD
- Mental health awareness
- Substance and alcohol misuse
- Suicide and self-harm awareness
- Personality disorder awareness
- Domestic abuse awareness
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Gaming addiction, CSA, Historic abuse, Loss & acceptance.
Standard fee for one-to-one counselling: £40
First session: £20 (all clients)
Student rate: £30 (Counselling students, currently studying)
Financial difficulties: £30
Young people: £30 (13-19)
Students should be aware that my modality is Person-Centered, if it is part of your course requirement, you should ensure this is appropriate. If in doubt please ask your tutor. I am happy to provide a record of your sessions, for your course requirements/portfolio.
I currently work with young people from 13, who are willing to consent to counselling and competent to do so.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon 10am - 9pm Tue 10am - 9pm Wed 10am - 3pm Thu 10am - 9pm Fri Not available Sat Not available Sun 11am - 4pm
Types of client