Walking therapy - London Counselling and Psychotherapy

Walking Therapy integrates counselling, psychotherapy, mindfulness and coaching with physical exercise in a naturally therapeutic outdoor setting.

London - Central London - Richmond - Kingston - Barnes - Sheen - Putney - Wimbledon

Michael Carter MSc MBACP Reg. Cert. CBT Approaches. Cert. Mindfullness for beginners.

Michael Carter MSc MBACP Reg. Cert. CBT Approaches. Cert. Mindfullness for beginners.

The Dictionary of Counselling sees counselling as the application of a counsellor’s skills, experience and training to the intimate concerns, problems and aspirations of a client.

Therapy is a developing process, not an event. It may be short-term or open ended, and should bequeath the client skills and strategies to self counsel when therapy is over. It is a collaborative process between client and therapist in identifying problems and resources, and developing those resources to better cope and achieve greater well being. We often have difficulty asking for help.

I use a person centred approach, but integrate various psychotherapeutic models where appropriate. They may be; CBT approaches, Transactional Analysis, Attachment theory, Developmental, Motivational Interviewing, Existential, Mindfulness Based Stress Reductio.

Qualifications

I have a Masters degree in addiction Psychology and am certificated in CBT approaches and also in Mindfulness First Levels. I also consistently attend a range of CPD courses to broaden and deepen my understanding and capacity to help.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and operate to their ethical guidelines.

Experience

I have worked as a staff counsellor extensively in residential treatment programmes at PROMIS in their facility in Kent and their facility in London. Also at the London SHARP day care facility for a number of years. I was also a sessional counsellor at Roehampton Priory and still practise as a part time sessional counsellor at the Capio Psychiatric Hospital in North London, and at The Recovery Centre in Knightsbridge. I’ve also run my own private practice in Fulham for a number of years.

I have experience in treatment of all forms of addictive behaviour and dependency and have also worked with non addicted clients with a range of problems: anxiety, social phobia, relationship problems, lack of confidence, developmental problems, depression and some personality disorders.

Every one has problems, everyone has resources. Counselling is a collaboration between client and therapist to enhances resources and achieve a better sense of well-being.