Hello, I’m Mike and I’m a person-centred counsellor working in Edinburgh. I have worked in a variety of mental health settings including charities, community projects and universities.
I am a registered member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by their code of ethics. When I’m not at work I love spending time in nature from hill-walking to wild swimming.
In counselling my aim is to provide you with an open and safe space to speak honestly about what is troubling you. It may be that you have a specific issue that you want to talk about, or perhaps are looking to have a neutral person with whom to explore your feelings and to understand your situation in more depth.
Through/by building a trusting therapeutic relationship with you, my role will be to facilitate your exploration in which we can be fully open with each other and allow you to be heard in your struggle.
Looking for a counsellor can be a daunting process and so the first step would be to meet for an initial appointment. This would provide an opportunity to meet and discuss what you are looking for help with, and would give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
I try to work creatively to adapt to the needs of an individual – some people simply wish to be heard, some wish to be met with curiosity and be asked questions and some also wish to hear any insight or perspective that I may have to offer. In the initial session we can discuss what you are hoping to get from counselling, what feels right for you and decide whether we would like to work together.