Hi my name is Mike. I'm a registered UK counsellor and previously worked for many years as a professional nurse where counselling skills were central to my care of my patients.
I have experience in helping clients with a wide variety of issues, including, health and medical problems, stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, work stress, and coping with grief and loss.
I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our sessions to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
My approach to counselling is a person-centred one. Person-centred counselling is a humanistic approach which is led by you and puts you at the centre of the process. Given the right conditions in therapy, a person can reach their full potential and become their true self through a process of actualisation which is innate and accessible to everyone.
When you are attending counselling , I encourage you to bring your own issues to the session – the counselling is led by you and not directed by me. You are the best expert on yourself. Many clients, with no previous knowledge of counselling, believe that the counsellor will sort their problems out for them. However, as a person-centred counsellor, I will help you to explore your own issues, feelings, beliefs, behaviour, and worldview, so you can become more self-aware and achieve greater independence.
I am here to help you discover your own abilities and help you to realise what resources and support are available to you that you can use to work through your own issues, build your self-confidence and appreciate that you always have options.
I will treat you as the expert on yourself, as no-one else knows exactly what it’s like to be you. I will not judge you, no matter what you bring to the session. This helps build a trustworthy relationship in which you can feel free and supported to disclose whatever is troubling you. Eventually it will lead you to discover your own abilities and independence so that you can cope with current and future problems.
BA Honours Degree in Counselling Studies and Supervision
Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling
Foundation Certificate in Bereavement Counselling
Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
Member of The Person Centred Association
Diploma in General Nursing
Diploma in Midwifery
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Primary Health Care
Shout Trained Textline Crisis Volunteer
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Mental Health First Aid Training (MHFA)
DBS Enhanced Certificate
"The human soul doesn’t want to be advised or fixed or saved. It simply wants to be witnessed — to be seen, heard, and companioned exactly as it is." (Parker J Palmer)
For more information see my website:
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
Addictions , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Divorce and Separation , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Expats , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Post-traumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
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Michael is a kind, patient and understanding therapist.
I feel heard, seen, understood.
He takes time to paraphrase what I say and allows me to elaborate my traumas at my pace.
He offers me a safe place where to be myself.