Counselling for change
Hello, I'm Michael. I'm a qualified counsellor offering face-to-face counselling in Shrewsbury (UK), and telephone and video counselling anywhere.
Whatever brings you here, please feel free to get in touch to talk about counselling. It's important to find a therapist who is a good fit for you and I'm happy to answer any questions you have. We can arrange a 15-minute phone call, free of charge and without obligation, to help you make your choice.
Beginning with a new therapist or counsellor can feel daunting and you may want to know a bit about me and the way I work. I practice person-centred therapy, one of the main approaches to psychotherapy and I have a Masters degree in Clinical Counselling from Chester University.
I'm a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I follow its ethical guidelines.
You can find out more about how I work here.
"Michael greeted me like an old friend and I instantly felt relaxed and calm, I opened up completely and never looked back. I can honestly say that speaking with a councillor has had an extremely positive impact on me and my self confidence has grown and grown."
"Michael really has helped me transform the quality of my life. This has enabled me to see and understand what is truly important to me. I strongly recommend speaking to him if you are struggling and want to work on better understanding yourself and finding happiness."
Benefits of therapy
Therapy can help you to overcome depression, anxiety (and generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)), low self-esteem, panic attacks, anger issues, addiction, feeling sad, and coping with family issues, separation and divorce, among many other problems.
These issues or the harm of past trauma may in turn underlie such problems as eating disorders, addiction, insomnia, nightmares, and panic attacks. Therapy provides a means to uncover and remove the obstacles to peace.
I'm listed by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. My registered-member status confirms that I'm qualified to practice and that I complete at least 30 hours of continued professional development each year.
I work to the BACP's Ethical Framework which sets out my responsibilities to clients. It can be found here. My membership of the BACP means that my work is overseen by a supervisor and I am accountable to the BACP for my conduct with my clients. Whoever you choose to work with, I would advise you to find a therapist who is both well qualified and registered with a professional body.