Michael Underwood Dip.Couns. MBACP
Most people run into trouble at sometimes in life, which can be difficult to deal with alone.
If you have nobody you feel you can confide in, seeking counselling support may be an attractive option because of privacy and confidentiality, but also because it is based on having the support of a non-judgemental listener - a counsellor.
As a counsellor, my aim is to listen to you about your situation without judging and also offering the understanding that is needed to help get you moving in the direction you prefer.
The relationship in counselling is something that we create together. The shape it takes is determined by our personalities and what it is you want from counselling. I will help you clarify what you want to get away from, and at some point, you will see which direction you are going in. I will be with you on your journey, so you are not alone and we are both working towards the same goal.
At first, I will listen to you, and when working together feels comfortable, I will ask questions to help you discover enough about your situation to see it more objectively.
I understand that entering counselling can be challenging, but will have sensitivity towards you to look at how you see everything.
Text or email me to arrange a free 30-minute phone call or video session to see what it might be like to talk with me.
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, of which there are too many to list on here.
I have worked for a number of years in a family support centre and an NHS Occupational Health role, and prior to that, have worked in learning disabilities. This means I have experience in a wide range of issues. However, Mostly I find myself working with depression, anxiety, self-esteem and workplace stress.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Face-to-face: £40
- Online: £25 - £30
Discounts for students/concessions.
I provide secure login pages where you can complete a questionnaire and working agreement to save time in your initial session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Saturday.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|