About me

I have been qualified since 1996  I love what I do and it is a constant privilege to be able to work with people. 

My current clinical interests are in the therapeutic value of presence, and how being present with ourselves - and particularly our emotions - can begin to free us from stuckness and repetitive experiences of distress. 

The therapy I do is called Person-Centred, which means in essence, it's the clinical relationship between us that becomes the catalyst for positive change for you.

However, I also believe there is a place for some learning or 'psychoeducation' in humanistic therapy, if clients want this, and I prefer to work in collaboration with clients to support them to learn more about themselves and managing their issues; if this is something they identify a need for and if we agree it feels clinically appropriate. 

I am also a very experienced lecturer in counselling and a counsellor educator in higher education. 

Every person is unique, and every person's life story is unique and real and valid. Everyone deserves to be heard.

Training, qualifications & experience

- Humanistic person-centred counselling (UK)

- Master's degree (MA) in counselling, University of Manchester (UK)

- Enneagram Training with the Riso-Hudson Enneagram Training Institute (USA)

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

£45 for 60 minutes

Concessionary rate £35 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Manchester
Greater Manchester
M20

Type of session

In person
Michael Sivori

Michael Sivori