Michael holds a postgraduate diploma in psychodynamic marital and relationship therapy which he obtained at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships (now Tavistock Relationships) - the world leading experts in couple therapy and an operational unit of the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology.
He is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy BACP and included on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, which is accredited by the Department of Health and approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. He works to their standard and strict ethical codes.
His clinical work is regularly supervised by a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and he undertakes a programme of CPD, Continuing Professional Development.
Once you can talk about what troubles you, you are some way towards handling it
—Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, Jeanette Winterson, Prize-winning author
Michael completed a year-long infant observation course at the Tavistock, and also an attachment course at the Bowlby Centre in London. Prior to studying to become a psychotherapist, Michael was a journalist. As a foreign correspondent he was based in New York and Berlin, as a parliamentary correspondent at Westminster. He blogs for the Huffington Post on relationships.