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 enhancing me professionally 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.

Appointments are generally arranged on a weekly basis. The length of time you work with me can either be for a short period of 6-12 sessions, medium 13-24 sessions or long 24 weeks +. We will review the work regularly. Reflecting on how counselling is being experienced and what changes are occurring for you.

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 Project Manager for a charity called: Together for Mental Wellbeing supporting the National Probation Service Forensic Mental Health Practitioner team. The role is rewarding and complex as I support a team of practitioners that work alongside probation officers working with service users that are experiencing mental health concerns. Since January 2015 my appreciation of working alongside other skilled mental health practitioners and probation officers has grown.

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 undertook between 2008 – 2012 to become 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 at 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 a mental health charity, 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 am available throughout the week 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 missed appointment.

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 working with me outside in natural environments.

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, stop, sit or stand to reflect on points raised during 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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