Welcome

Liberate Counselling is a confidential, professional therapy service offering both face-to-face and online counselling.

There are many traps you can fall into in daily life. For example, you might hold some values or beliefs that are difficult to live by. Maybe you want to get your old life back and feel your old self again as things were much better back then. Perhaps an event changed your life and you find it difficult to accept this.

Whatever your difficulty is, as a counsellor, I provide a non-judgemental environment where you can feel free to express yourself in confidence and privacy so you can explore your thoughts and feelings, personal values and meanings, to reveal what really matters to you. Counselling can be done either in your own home via online counselling, or in a private room, face-to-face.

I offer a free, no-obligations, 30 minutes conversation to see how you feel talking with me to help you decide 'what next'.

About Me

Your counselling depends upon the working relationship with your counsellor, and so I have written a little about me.

photo of Mike - counsellor at Liberate Counselling

My work as a counsellor in an NHS setting and also in a local family support centre has given me valuable experience of working with a broad range of issues but especially anxiety, depression and loneliness. Having worked in learning disabilities, I am used to overcoming prejudice and I naturally see the person rather than the problems. The time working on a local mental health helpline gives me experience of working with people by telephone, or remotely.

A sense of what kind of person we are can be gained from looking at what others say about us. In my case I hear it said that I am a quiet, calm, softly-spoken person, and I often hear people say that they feel safe around me.

I know it takes courage to go for therapy because of feelings of stigma, but I applaud anyone who tries to improve the quality of their life.
Michael Underwood. Dip.Couns. MBACP.

Qualifications

The best qualification for working as a counsellor is one's own personality, however here are my formal qualifications:

  • Certificate in Counselling Studies
    2014, CPCAB
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
    2016, CPCAB
  • Diploma in Online Counselling (Credit)
    2017, OCST

Professional Standards

I adhere to the professional standards set out in the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) Ethical Framework so that your interests are put first and your safety is paramount.

I regularly discuss my work as a therapist with a qualified supervisor so that I offer you good quality counselling. I also undertake ongoing CPD (continual Professional Development) courses.

I am registered as a data controller with the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) and I work within the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) to handle and store your personal data in the way that UK law requires.

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