Michael Toller, BACP Accredited Therapist & Counsellor for Anxiety & Depression
My role as a therapist is to help people to explore their problems and work through them in a supportive way. The aim is always to help a client to gain new understanding and help them move forwards.
This usually involves exploring a client's immediate circumstances and feelings, and thinking about past events and how these might affect the present. Sometimes, it can be helpful to explore dreams and more loosely associated memories.
In this way, I have helped people address issues like anxiety, depression, seasonal affective disorder, feeling sad or stuck, loneliness, stress, panic attacks, low self-esteem or low self-confidence, or family, identity or relationship issues.
I offer a free consultation by phone to explore your situation, get a feel for what it will be like to work together and to answer any questions you have. This is always a very open conversation with no expectation or obligation to work together.
The next step is to meet face-to-face or online for one or two assessment sessions, to think further about what you want to get from therapy and to help you decide if I am the right therapist for you. In particular, I work with clients addressing issues like anxiety, depression, seasonal affective disorder, feeling sad or stuck, loneliness, stress, panic attacks, low self-esteem or low self-confidence, or family, identity or relationship issues.
If we then decide to work together, we will meet regularly online or in-person at my consulting room in Shoreditch or Clerkenwell, which are well placed for clients based in Dalston, Hackney, Bethnal Green, Hoxton, Old Street, Farringdon, Barbican, Liverpool Street, Moorgate, Angel and the City of London, as well as clients in east London or the wider London area.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced psychotherapist working online and face-to-face, helping clients deal with issues such as anxiety, depression, seasonal affective disorder, feeling sad or stuck, loneliness, stress, panic attacks, low self-esteem or low self-confidence, or family, identity or relationship issues.
I am deeply committed to helping people understand themselves, find meaning and live better lives, and believe that therapy is most impactful when it is based on mutual trust, respect and openness to growth.
While my training is psychodynamic, I actively integrate key ideas from existential, relational and neuro psychoanalytic therapeutic approaches into my work. If you would like to know more about what this means in practice, please ask me when we meet.
I'm a registered and accredited member of the BACP (Certificate number 268783), a registered member of the BPC (Registration number 22323) and a Clinical Fellow of The Neuro psychoanalysis Association. I work according to the BACP and BPC Ethical Frameworks.
I hold an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling & Psychotherapy from Birkbeck College, University of London.
Registered / Accredited
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£80 per session.