Hey there, I’m really glad you found your way here…
My name is Mike, and I’m a Counsellor working in the Lancaster and Morecambe area. Whether you’re seeking support, relief, empowerment or self-exploration, together we can work towards positive change in your life - however that may look for you.
I offer an affordable, flexible service that works at your pace and on your terms. It can take an awful lot to recognise we need help, let alone ask for it. I’d like to make this as easy as possible for you, meeting you with care, respect and compassion. I make no assumptions about what you may need or what may be good for you at this point in your life. What I offer is a space in which that can be explored… a space to be heard, to be safe and to be valued.
I hold a deep appreciation for us as individuals, the impact we have on one another and the complexity of what it can mean to be you. Perhaps you’ve found yourself in a place of loss, anxiety or isolation. Maybe you’re feeling disconnected, dissatisfied, or struggling with a relationship that isn’t what you need it to be. Whatever you’re dealing with right now, however low or however hopeless you feel - know you have my support. I know first hand how cruel life can feel and how hard it can be to live life as we wish to.
Let’s get you where you’d like to be.
I hold a Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy from the University of Cumbria and have spent the past 10 years immersed in Social Psychology.
I volunteer for a charitable organisation and between that and my private work I’ve had experience working with a range of issues including: Stress; Depression; Anxiety; Bereavement; Abuse; Addictions; Disability; Trauma; Body Dysmorphia & Gender Dysphoria.
I’ve also attended further training for working with Couples & Relationships, Dissociative Identity Disorders, Distress, Suicide and Self Harm. My previous career was in academia and so I also have extensive experience in Student Support.
I’m an individual member of the ‘British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy’ (BACP) and bound by its ‘Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions’ (2016). In accordance with professional guidelines I have regular supervision within a professional context.
Membership Number: 00917668
I offer both long and short-term counselling to anyone aged 16 and above. Sessions are usually for 1 hour on a weekly basis although I am happy to be flexible in order to meet your needs.
I will be offering couples counselling from January 2020 (details to follow).
I offer an initial consultation (30 minutes) free of charge. This would be to meet, ask any questions you may have and discuss whether therapy with me might be right for you.
My standard rates are £40 per hour for individual therapy and £60 for couples. First sessions are half price (£20 / £30 respectively). I offer concessions for students and those on low income.
I believe strongly that therapy should be available to everyone when they need it and so I try to accommodate wherever possible. Please mention if finance is a concern for you.
To book an initial meeting or ask any questions you may have, please get in touch. If I am unable to take your call at the time, please feel free to leave me a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can.