Michael Golding Person-centred/humanistic counsellor , CM0
In the 20 years since I completed my Counselling Diploma I have pursued a varied career while continuing my Counselling Practice. I would describe my overall style as humanistic while being firmly grounded in the Person-Centred approach of Carl Rogers.
I believe that we each have within us all of the resources that we need to flourish. However, for many of us our experiences through childhood and beyond have created barriers which have stifled these natural abilities. For some of us learned or adapted behaviours that were needed for survival no longer serve us well. For others, flawed interactions with those around us prevented us from fully developing our own abilities to think, feel or act in the present.
This can lead us to feel anxious or uncertain in ways that can be crippling, while others are left with feelings of anger or sadness that can be overwhelming. Such emotions can have a continuously negative impact on our personal and professional relationships, severely limiting the possibility of gaining any satisfaction in either arena. We all find ways to cope but in time these too can become one more layer on the barrier that prevents us fully engaging with life in the way that we wish.
I can help you unravel your past experiences to reduce their power to overwhelm. I can support you as you explore your present experiences and discover more satisfactory ways of engaging with your world and the people in it.
In addition to working with individuals from a wide range of backgrounds I am able to work with Couples, both Serving and ex-Military Personnel and Boarding School Survivors.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and comply fully with their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
Training and qualifications
Diploma in Counselling,
MA In Counselling Studies,
Advanced Post Diploma Certificate in Couples Counselling
Individuals - £40 Couples - £50
All Sessions last 60 Minutes
Couples therapy Person-centred/humanistic Issues often worked with:
Anger/violenceAnxietyBereavementCouple relationshipsDepressionInterpersonal relationshipsTrauma Availability:
In less than a week Therapy offered:
In personOn video Client groups:
IndividualsCouples Member organisations:
Unit 6, Mildmay House, Foundry Lane,
Burnham on Crouch
Free parking is available. This service is only for pre-arranged appointments that have been confirmed in advance.