Michael Forfieh Counselling

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Hello my name is Michael and I am an experienced counsellor/therapist providing counselling in Lee in South East London.

I am a member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and BAATN (Black and Asian Therapists Network). Being a member of both nationally recognised organisations provides me with relevant training and learning experience opportunities that assist me in enhancing my professional life as a counsellor. Working as a counsellor/psychotherapist I have supported people who are working through a number of difficulties including: Depression, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship difficulties, Mood management including angry feelings, Self esteem, Abuse and Trauma.

In choosing to work with me appointments are usually arranged on a weekly basis. The length of time you work with me can either be for a short period of time 6-12 sessions, medium 13-24 sessions or long 24 weeks +. We will have regular reviews of the work and you can reflect on how you feel the work is going and how you are experiencing change.

Attending Greenwich University for the MSc in Therapeutic counselling was an eye opening experience. I began my training believing that I was a person centred counsellor. By the end of the 3 year course I was resolute in recognising that I am an integrative therapist. From my life’s experience I can draw on a number of counselling approaches to inform and support the person I am working with. Approaches include; Transpersonal, Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural, Psychodynamic and a concept I call walk and talk therapy.

I have an MSc in Therapeutic Counselling from Greenwich University which is accredited by the BACP and a CPCAB Introduction to Counselling Skills Course diploma from Morley College. I have provided a highly evaluated counselling service in a range of settings including a doctors surgery, a prison and in schools. I regularly attend professional development to ensure I continue to develop myself and my practice.


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About Michael Forfieh

I work as a Forensic Mental Health Practitioner for a charity called: Together: for Mental Wellbeing. The role is rewarding and complex as I support probation officers working with service users who are experiencing mental health concerns. I have been in this role since January 2015 I have grown in my appreciation of working alongside other skilled mental health practitioners and probation officers.

In September 2015 I began working as a visiting lecturer on the MSc Therapeutic Counselling course. Working with students is rewarding on a number of levels: their reflective enquiry reminds me of the process I took a few years ago in becoming a counsellor. In truth the process is unending.

In 2014 I held a number of interesting roles including a Counsellor in a prison, at the University of Kent as a Student Mentor and Family Health Isis as a Counsellor and Facilitator for Time to Change.

I counsel in private practice and like the diversity of client contact I have in my working week between probation service users, students and private clients.

I relax by playing Basketball, riding my Longboard (Silversurfer) playing chess, listening to good Jazz and baking artisan breads.

I am passionate about the work I am involved with and look for that A-ha moment when the light comes on for a person I am working with.


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My Fees

I work throughout the week most often in the evenings and have appointments on weekends, contact me for details of my availability.

Sessions last 50 minutes and are arranged at weekly intervals at a mutually agreed time. If you are unable to attend a session a 24 hour notice period is required. If notice is given later than 24 hours you may be charged for your session.

Initial 50 minute counselling assessments are £65

Each 50 minute counselling session thereafter costs £50- £65

Each 50 minute walk and talk therapy session thereafter costs £50 - £65.

I am able to offer concessions for students and those on limited incomes.

Contact me for further details.


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Walk and Talk Therapy

Walk and Talk therapy is a way of a counsellor working with you outside in nature.

Walk and Talk therapy aims to provide an alternate experience for you, whereby you can physically interact with the material you bring to a session.

The route we would walk would be largely unplanned, we would collaboratively agree; the pace, where to go and when to take a break to stop, sit or stand to reflect on points brought up in the walk and talk session. The route would be circuitous or toward a mutually agreed end point.

If Walk and Talk therapy sounds like something you would like to try, get in touch.


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