I believe we are all given a choice and it is so important to find and work towards a purpose in our lives. Life is not without difficult challenges and hard times for anyone. My desire is to offer support, guidance and help to facilitate you in finding perspective when faced with uncertainty, hurt and struggle - no matter what form it may take.
I am a fully registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and committed to working ethically. www.bacp.co.uk
I offer a 30-minute consultation to enable you to see if we are well suited to work together. This can be in person or via telephone at an agreed time. During our next session, I will carry out an assessment and identify your needs and expectations from counselling. This will help us to monitor any changes during, and at the end of therapy.
Short term and Long term work
I have found that committing to at least 6-10 sessions has more impact. Longer term work offers the support you need to work on a deeper level whilst providing ongoing support during a particularly difficult time.
30-minute consultation £15
50-minute sessions £40
50-minute on-line sessions £35
I see clients in Hemel Hempstead, Pitstone and Aylesbury.
Some people may prefer some level of anonymity which is offered through working online, this could be via Instant Messaging or Voice with or without Video sessions. It can also offer the flexibility of not having to travel and fit in with busy life styles. For some it may not be possible to attend a face to face session for various reasons. This platform makes counselling accessible for anyone. You can contact me directly through the Plus Guidance link to book an appointment - https://plusguidance.com/michw
I have gained extensive experience working with young people and adults through agency work and within private. To support clients who would like to explore more creative ways of working I can also use various tools. Characters, tactile objects, arts and crafts, role-play, sand tray, etc. can for some, facilitate the process of looking at and dealing with feelings and experiences to help make sense of your world and the meaning it holds for you.
Areas of work
I have worked therapeutically with clients dealing with;
Depression, Stress, Anxiety and Panic attacks, Low Self-esteem, Relationship break down or difficulty, Domestic violence and addiction, Loneliness and Isolation, Grief & Loss and Trauma & Abuse. In young people, Self-harm, Eating difficulties, Family break down, Anger, Bullying and Exam stress have also been some of the current struggles.
Training and Qualifications
BACP Cert. of Proficiency, Accredited Voluntary Registration
Integrative Diploma in Counselling CPCAB
Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB
Certificate in Counselling Skills CPCAB
Sand Tray Introduction
Working Creatively - Adlerian Society
CAMHS - Working with Eating disorders
CAMHS - Working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
CAHMS – Working with Anxiety
Data Protection & Safeguarding
Working with Domestic Violence & APV
Working with Sexual Abuse
Working with Autism