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) - the representative government body for therapists in the UK. He is also 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.
Michael completed a year-long infant observation course at the Tavistock, and 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, and has worked as a parliamentary correspondent at Westminster. He blogs for the HuffPost UK on relationships.
His clinical work is regularly supervised by a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and he undertakes a programme of CPD, Continuing Professional Development. Michael is an intelligent observer, a sharp thinker and an astute listener with a clear and creative mind. During counselling, he is able to listen carefully to your story, helps you hear it and then allows you to come to your own conclusions. This creates a safe space for authentic and open discussion, encouraging self-reflection and facilitating change.
Michael came to mind immediately when I was asked to recommend a couples counsellor. I have heard excellent comments about his work - A Jungian analyst in London