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Hi my name is Mick, I Have studied, trained and practiced in a diverse mix of therapies over the past 7 years, qualifying at different stages along the way in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2017, with Integrative Humanistic Counselling and Psychotherapy being my main field of practice.
I am currently attending the University of Nottingham studying a MA in Trauma.
Upon completing 24 years’ service in the Armed Forces, I embarked on a 3-year degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy. The knowledge, skills and wisdom that I have gained whilst traveling the world protecting people from the emotional tortures of war, accompanied with my academic understanding of the human mind has placed me in a unique position as a therapist. I am able to understand and walk with my client whilst they travel on their own journey in search of fulfillment. I see myself as a congruent therapist who does not judge or condemn the client for what they may bring to therapy. Showing unconditional positive regard with effective communication skills, I am able to hear what the client is communicating, in both their words and within their phenomenological presence. My holistic approach to therapy allows me to adapt to an ever-changing society and environment.
MY COUNSELLING APPROACH
Some problems lay in the past and others are very much in the present and therefore a wide-ranging mix of therapeutic methods will be used. Initially the client and therapist will work together by starting the first session(s) in the present, followed by exploring the past and then working towards a positive future. All sessions will be up-held in the strictest of confidence and provide the three main core conditions of empathy, honesty and unconditional Positive Regard establishing a therapeutic relationship between both the client and the therapist. All sessions will work within the boundaries of the British Association For Counselling and Psychotherapy Code of Ethics.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM COUNSELLING/PSYCHOTHERAPY?
Anybody can benefit from having a safe space in which to explore their thoughts and feelings. My Counselling cover a range of problems and issues such as:
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Low Self Esteem
Grief/Bereavement or loss of any kind: family member, friend, friendship, job, lifestyle etc.
Abuse: Emotional/Sexual/Physical etc.
The above list is by no means exhaustive and all presenting issues can be discussed individually and privately at an initial consultation.
If you feel that you can benefit from any of the above, then please call and arrange a consultation. All appointments are for 50 minutes and any subsequent course of therapy will be regularly assessed to ensure that the client is comfortable and satisfied with the content of the sessions.
TRAINING, QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
Currently studying for a MA in Trauma at the University of Nottingham
BSc (Hons) In Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP Accredited)
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Client Centred & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Counselling Skills (Accredited)
Emotional Freedom Techniques (Level 2 Practitioner)
Community Welfare Support Officer & Safeguarding Children (Level 1)