Michael Rivers MBACP Registered & Accredited - EMDR UK & Ireland

Michael Rivers MBACP Registered & Accredited - EMDR UK & Ireland


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About me

                                                  Counselling and Psychotherapy

I am a Registered & Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. I am registered with and a member of EMDR Europe & Ireland having completed a comprehensive training with EMDR Works

I have worked as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist for 20 yrs during which time I have accrued close to 35,000 clinically supervised practise hours. My approach is Integrative which means that I work from a spectrum of theories.

Along with this, I believe in the uniqueness of each persons individuality and that we can through the therapeutic relationship bring about insight, choice, empowerment along with a stronger sense of self.

I have worked within the NHS and GP surgeries for 15 years to which GP's continue to refer privately.

I have also worked with and trained for MIND as a counsellor/psychotherapist and freelance training consultant.


                                      (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)

EMDR is a powerful psychological treatment developed by Dr Francine Shapiro (Clinical Psychologist). Conducted research illustrates the benefits of EMDR in the treatment of psychological trauma arisng from war related experiences, childhood abuse or neglect, natural disaster, assault, road traffic and workplace accidents.

Recent research suggests that EMDR is beneficial in the treatment of anxiety and depression. It is recommended by NICE to allow for at least 12 sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Counselling Skills (Association of Natural Medicine, Witham, (1993 -1995)

Diploma in Hypnotherapy (Association of Natural Medicine, Witham, (1994-1995)

Diploma in Counselling (Association of Natural Medicine, Witham, (1993 -1996)

Certificate of completion and competence in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy -
MSc programme (Metanoia Institute, London, 1996-2002)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


A counselling or Psychotherapy appointment spans upto 50 minutes for which the fee is £40.00

An EMDR appointment usually lasts for upto 80 minutes for which the fee is £70.00

Maps & Directions

Ipswich, IP4

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I offer appointments during the week in the daytime and some evenings.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme