Michael Underwood Dip.Couns. MBACP
People say I am caring, calm and softly-spoken, easy to talk to, and that they feel safe in my company.
I aim to work with you as we explore your experience of life, which is relevant to you. I provide a confidential space where you feel free to talk about what has meaning for you, and for you to find and walk your own path in the way that feels most natural and healthy to you.
I see each person as deserving of the same respect but know this is not always easy to do. I see you as being unique and as being the only expert on you, so only you are qualified to direct your life – hence I don’t judge or offer advice. I do offer empathic understanding as a way of listening to you at a deep level - this seems to be in short supply in our part of the world. Many find my way of working produces helpful insights.
As an integrative counsellor I draw on different counselling modalities to suit your particular needs. My hope is that you will gain a more complete picture of your life which will be empowering so you get out of your current situation and learn what you need to stay out of such troubles in future.
I apply the same approach to my own life.
I understand that entering counselling can feel challenging, but if you think you might like to improve your life by enlisting my services, please get in touch. For more information, click the link above to view my website or search for “Liberate Counselling”. I will answer any email query within a few hours, but I can usually answer text messages or phone calls immediately.
I provide face-to-face counselling and also various forms of online counselling, including video, telephone, instant messaging or email.
I offer a free 30-minute chat (online or by telephone) to help you decide whether you would like us to work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Counselling Studies 2014, CPCAB
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 2016, CPCAB
- Diploma in Online Counselling (Credit) 2017, OCST
I undertake ongoing Continual Professional Development courses as does any conscientious counsellor.
I have worked as a call-taker on a mental health helpline, a support worker for adults with learning disabilities, and as a counsellor in a family support centre as well as the NHS. So I have a wide range of working experience as well as that life-experience which comes from having lived a little.
Please view the website or text 07846960313 to find out more.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Dysfunctional relationships with parents
End of life
- Face-to-face: £40 - £45
- Video/Telephone: £35 - £40
- Instant Messaging/Email: £30 - £35
Prices above reflect £5 discount for block-booking 4+ sessions.
All sessions are payable in advance; via Paypal, credit/debit cards or BACS.
Concessionary rates are available for students/on benefits.
For a quick response try a brief text message or a phone call - a better quality of life is within your reach.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Available most days except Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|