Mike Brooks, MA, BSc (Hons), MBACP, UKCP Reg

Mike Brooks, MA, BSc (Hons), MBACP, UKCP Reg

Ealing Quaker Meeting House
17 Woodville Road
Ealing
London
W5 2SE

Synergie Counselling
5 New Broadway
Uxbridge Road
Hillingdon
UB10 0LH

07944 748573

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Ealing Quaker Meeting House
17 Woodville Road
Ealing
London
W5 2SE

Synergie Counselling
5 New Broadway
Uxbridge Road
Hillingdon
UB10 0LH

07944 748573

About me

For me, the aim of counselling and psychotherapy is to help a person live a more fulfilling and enriched life.

My aim is to provide a safe space in which any topic can be explored without judgement. It is a chance to feel supported, gain insight and make positive changes.

I have been involved with counselling since 2009, and I'm a registered member of the professional counselling organisations UKCP and BACP.

I have rooms in Ealing and Hillingdon, with availability on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Full confidentiality applies.

How I work

Counselling provides an opportunity to talk to a trained professional about concerns that might be difficult to share with family and friends.

My style is not to give advice or tell you what to do. Rather, I work in a supportive and gentle manner to help you explore difficult thoughts, feelings and situations so you can find a way forward.

I work with anxiety, including panic, depression and the experience of feeling sad. I also work with family issues and relationship issues, which might include affairs and betrayals, separation and divorce.

In addition, I work with phobias, addictions, and the general feeling that life seems empty or lacking in meaning.

At times the process may feel challenging, but if painful feelings or memories come up we can find ways to work through it.

It is often the case that many of our difficulties are the result of ideas we picked up early on in life, so it can be helpful to undertake a life review as part of the journey to discovering our true selves and our potential. Some people describe this as becoming who we truly are.

My style of therapy mostly involves talking, but it can also be helpful to use breathing exercises and mindfulness. It can sometimes be surprisingly useful to look at dreams.

Getting started

Please call or email to find out more or to book an initial consultation.

I aim to get back to you within 24 hours (although it may be longer if a weekend).

Our first meeting is a chance to explore how we might work together. To help me understand, I will ask some questions about your background and what brings you to counselling. I will also say something about how I work.

I will let you know if I think I can be of use, and you can decide either during this appointment or afterwards if you would like to proceed.

When you have decided, we will agree a regular time, the fee, and how many appointments you would like, which can be reviewed as we go along.

Counselling will take the form of a 50-minute appointment, and works best when there is a commitment to meet regularly. We are embarking on a journey.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications & certificates

  • MA in Transpersonal Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills (2011)
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (2010)
  • BSc (Hons) degree, majoring in psychology

Experience

  • 2014–ongoing: Counsellor with Ealing Abbey Counselling Service
  • 2014/16: Help Counselling Centre, Notting Hill
  • 2013/14: Brunel University Counselling Service
  • 2013/14: Centre 70 Counselling Service, West Norwood
  • 2013: RISE (Recovery Interventions Service Ealing)
  • 2012: Mind, Hillingdon
  • 2011: Samaritans, Hillingdon

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP
UKCP

Accredited register membership

Fees

Initial consultation: £40

Fee per session: £50

Appointment cancelled with 72 hours notice: No charge

Appointment missed or cancelled with less than 72 hours notice: Full fee payable

No fee is charged if I cancel an appointment (I always aim to give plenty of notice)

Fees reviewed annually in March

Maps & Directions

London, W5 2SE
Hillingdon, UB10 0LH

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Tuesdays (all day) and Thursdays (all day)

Types of client

Adults
Older adults