I have worked effectively with people over many years to address challenging issues and improve the quality of their lives and their relationships. For some, the process of moving forward can be relatively short and solution focussed. For others, greater complexity means time is needed to fully understand and find a place of solace and clarity.
I seek to empower people towards making a lasting difference and the feedback I receive shows that a combination of experience, professional commitment and new thinking facilitates fundamental change.
My Marlow Counselling and Psychotherapy practice is located within St Katharine’s Retreat Centre, Parmoor, Frieth RG9 6NN, in beautiful grounds with ample free parking 3 miles from Marlow in Bucks.
I completed separate counselling, psychotherapy and supervisor trainings at the Metanoia Institute in London over the course of many years to achieve BA and MSc degrees in those disciplines. Metanoia is widely regarded as one of the finest trainings available. Following qualification I worked for a long time providing individual and group psychotherapy for the Dove Centre in Aylesbury before establishing a solid private practice in Marlow Bucks. I have been accredited with the UKCP for a number years, and follow a rigorous program of Continuing Professional Development.
I have a special interest in helping people with a range of anxiety issues, and a wide experience in helping people with:
Sexual compulsion, Inappropriate/addictive use of the Internet
inappropriate and disordered eating
Life Crises [Divorce, Bereavement], Relationship issues
Gender issues, sexuality and intimacy
and a personal interest in prostate cancer support for sufferers and their partners.
Extensive further training in relational therapy has supported my Couples' work and now forms a significant part of my practice.
Further, I remain committed to an ethical and affordable pricing structure in line with peer professionals within the UKCP.
My therapy practice serves the Marlow, Henley, Maidenhead and High Wycombe/Beaconsfield areas:
Psychotherapy, counselling and supervision is provided from dedicated premises in Frieth RG9 6NN, close to Marlow Bucks. My therapy room is situated within St Katharine's House, a beautiful tranquil and confidential setting within easy reach of Bourne End, High Wycombe and Beaconsfield, and features free parking and wheelchair access. The towns of Henley on Thames, Reading, Maidenhead and Windsor are easily accessible by road and rail. Michael also practices in London W5 and SE1 and provides supervision for Brent social services in Harlesden and Wembley.
I have a busy practice and aim to make the most efficient use of my clients' resources.
I charge £65 for a 50 minute individual session, £75 for a 75 min. couples session, and £47 per member for a 1.5 hr. group session [max number of 8]. I do consider instances of financial hardship.