Michael Sinclair

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BSc (Psych) Adv Dip MBACP(Accred)
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Ilminster TA19 & Dorchester DT2
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About me

I tend to work mostly with adults on a one to one and face to face basis. 

The core of my therapeutic work is based on the Person Centred Approach established by Carl Rogers; and I have special interests in Transactional Analysis, Ecopsychotherapy and Jungian Psychology (all of which I have done extended CPD on). My approach tends to be client led - establishing with people what approach, tools and methods work best for them, and developing the work in a collaborative and jointly owned way.

I previously worked for 30yrs as a senior manager in the NHS and have additional training and experience in leadership development. I can provide individual or team support as a coach and/or mentor.

I am based in a clinical room at a GP Practice in South Somerset. I can hold face to face sessions there on Tuesdays or Wednesdays.

In addition I can see clients in a dedicated therapy room at my home in Askerswell, a few miles East of Bridport, West Dorset.

Sessions are usually for the standard 50-60 minutes, but longer times are available if felt necessary.

The locality will support Walk and Talk opportunities in the neighbouring countryside, if that is appropriate.

Zoom and Telephone sessions are available if preferred.

The first sessions will explore what is needed by the person, and how well my approach, training and capabilities will fit your need.

No charge is made for the first session.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a degree in Psychology and gained a certificate in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) at St Thomas' Hospital in 1990. In my early years I worked as a Research Psychologist, a Forensic Psychiatric Nursing Assistant and Counsellor at an Inner City Mental Health Walk-In Centre.

My most recent formal training was the Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling at Iron Mill College, Exeter.

I have undertaken additional CPD in Jungian Psychology, Transactional Analysis and Complex PTSD; and I am a qualified trainer in Leadership Effectiveness.

The majority of my clinical experience in the last five years has been with adults within the primary care (GP surgery) setting.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Ecological anxiety or worry.

Loss of identity or unsure sense of self.


£45.00 - £120.00
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Sessions will cost between £50 and £80 an hour, based on the means to pay - agreed with the individual.

Lower rates are available for students and low wage clients.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

At home (West Dorset) Mondays (a.m. or p.m.) or Thursdays (p.m.)

In Ilminster Tuesdays or Wednesdays.

The Meadows Surgery, Canal Way, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9FE

Dorchester, DT2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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