Mike Ward - Reg. MBACP & Accred. NCS
I provide Professional and modern therapeutic approaches in Hampshire and Harley Street London. My main specialities are working with the whole spectrum of anxiety and depression, including trauma, ptsd, panic,general anxiety, social anxiety, negative thinking styles, depression and depressive symptoms. Using the latest principles of neuroscience and traditional therapeutic methods we combine the evidence and science for a brain & nervous system based therapy Please see www.hampshireanxietyclinic.co.uk for more detail and www.londonanxietyclinic.co.uk for my practice in Harley Street.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced psychotherapist, NLP master practitioner and clinical hypnotherapist. I also have a BA (Hons) in therapeutic integrative counselling and continue to train each year. Adding to my portfolio I trained to a Certificate level in CBT, Trauma and PTSD, including EMDR, and recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Psychology at the University of Winchester, and am planning further academic training towards a Doctorate.
I belong to the relevant Professional Bodies and am registered with the BACP as a therapist and am accredited with the National Counselling Society.
As I work with a varied age group I hold a current DBS certificate and work with children, adults, couples and families.
I specialise in the structures and patterns of anxiety and have a specific and active interest in this field, please see my other web site www.hampshireanxietyclinic.co.uk and www.londonanxietyclinic.co.uk I keep myself up to date with the latest research including neuroscience and cognitive and behavioural psychotherapies. This information provides me with a continual and healthy approach to providing effective and modern therapeutic treatments for all my clients to help create the change and results you maybe looking for. I also specialise in Trauma, where I have vast knowledge and client experience of working within this particular field, and I provided Trauma consultancy work for a blue light emergency service. I work with the effects of combat, acute stress and ptsd, including violent crime, rape and childhood sexual abuse. Much of my learning and knowledge comes from working as a volunteer for nearly 10 years in an agency that provided therapy and crisis lines for clients who had or were experiencing domestic violence and sexual abuse.
My qualifications are:
- Graduate Certificate in Psychology
- BA (Hons) Intergrative Therapy and Counselling.
- Primary Advanced Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Trauma and PTSD.
- Neuro linguistic Programming - Master Practitioner and Coach.
- Clinical Hypnotherapy
- HND Diploma in Counselling skills.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Social anxiety
- Health anxiety
- Anticipatory anxiety
- Anxiety and depression
- Sitiuational Anxiety
- Fear of open spaces, spiders, heights.
- Fear of flying.
- Fear of birds
- Shyness and blushing
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Panic disorder
- Couples counselling
Prior to any assessment and therapy, I provide a free 30 minute phone consultation for you to be able to explore how I can help you and ask questions that are important to you. You will become informed about the therapy process and what will work for you.
Fees are reviewed individually with all clients.
I also provide Professional Coaching, specialising in the functions of effective Leadership, Mediation and Executive communication. Sometimes this is just about reducing anxiety and stress within teams and developing resillience. Everything is designed to specifically work, focus and support you through the changes you find you want to make both personally or in your business and teams.
Referrals come to me from many sources, mainly by word of mouth, Doctors, Independant occupational health therapists, insurance companies, community mental health teams, youth charities, security professionals, private security firms and many different types of businesses. I am also invited to participate in work at both national and international levels.
For specific details about anxiety, symptoms and treatments please also visit my Harley Street Therapy practice in London www.londonanxietyclinic.co.uk and www.hampshireanxietyclinic.co.uk here you can access a free online anxiety questionnaire that helps you to determine the level of anxiety you may be experiencing.
Available for you is a free mp3 relaxation and wellbeing download that can also add to helping you reduce unwanted anxiety and begin to calm the mind, which is very useful in the process of therapy. This is available on either website.
I have recently started a blog, so please feel free to keep up to date with my latest blog posts here: