Michael Leunig


About me

My name is Michael Leunig and I am a Member of the BACP as a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist, and Accredited with the GHR as Clinical Hypnotherapist and recognised Supervisor. I was born in Germany and due to family circumstances, we moved around a lot. My early life experience, childhood trauma, and then my journey through adulthood, battling depression and anger issues, have helped me to become the therapist that I am today. My healing began with Mindfulness and I became a Mindfulness Master Practitioner, eventually teaching courses to groups and therapists who wanted to incorporate Mindfulness into their practice.
The next step on my journey was following the dream of studying at a University and I enrolled at Salford University. I studied Counselling and Psychotherapy, and one of my proudest moments was achieving a degree, with my family around me on my graduation. Since then I have studied Clinical Hypnotherapy and now I teach courses on this subject. I have worked for Mind, the mental health charity in the UK. Furthermore, whilst working for Mind, I have been involved with the Blue Lights scheme, working with Police, Firefighters, ICU Nurses, and Counter Terrorism Offices. I have worked in various NHS Surgeries across the North of England working with patients through Solution Focused Therapy. Now I am in private practice, and my practice has won multi awards over the past few years for the most caring Psychotherapy and Clinical Hypnotherapy Practice SME NEWS AWARDS. I currently hold the position as Mind Coach for the Oldham Rugby League Football Team.

However, that is my history and what is really important is, what I can do for you. I believe that it is every bodies birth right to be happy. Yet, sometimes people become stuck, what ever that stuckness may be, either through grief, childhood trauma, divorce, or abuse. I help people to become unstuck, to let go of their past, and to become that which they were always meant to be. I believe that my life experiences place me in a position to be able to walk with you on your journey. No, I do not know how you feel, only you know that. I believe that you already have the answers that you need to move forward, and I would like to help you find those answers.
I work through an integrative approach, using skills from Person Centred, Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behaviour therapy, Clinical Hypnosis, Mindfulness, Emotional Freedom Technique, Life Coaching, but most being there for you on your journey.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Grief , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video





BACP 377007


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Michael Leunig. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

very good listener, very competent in his advice

Written on Oct 01, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, and sleeping disorders

I had had only three chat sessions with Mr. Leunig yet, but I really liked his approach of therapy. Some things I'm grateful for are that he listens carefully and also focused on getting to know me better before diving into what my problems or obstacles are and how to solve them. He encouraged me to practise selfcare and was coming up with helpful small homework in-between our weekly meetings.

Written on Sep 30, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Michael Leunig is a very friendly and competent professional and I like working with him. He seemed very trustful right away and I felt comfortable opening up about what bothers me right away. He is in tune with my feelings and asks a lot of questions that make me think more about my feelings. He makes it easy for me to question my thought patterns. I really recommend working with him.

Written on Sep 15, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Michael is very easy to talk to, he makes you comfortable and adds bits of humour in between the conversation. He is knowledgeable and guides you well. Very responsive and resourceful.

Written on Aug 25, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

I have only had one session .
However I am optimistic that the second will be as refreshing as the first.

He appears to be a good match .

I am looking forward to progressing with him.

Written on Jul 18, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

I’m satisfied so far. I found therapy very helpful especially when life gets difficult

Work with me!