My name is Michael. I currently live in Hamilton Ontario, Canada. I am a Counsellor /Psychotherapist/Coach/Consultant. I write too because there are aspects to life that I find interesting and worthwhile to further investigate. I consider counselling an artistic outlet for myself and through creativity I am able to co-create with those I support.
Between Oct 2018 to Oct 2020 I was the Lead Counsellor for Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, for the Kent Cluster of Prisons. I am also a Counselling Supervisor, Father, Life Partner, Lay Philosopher, Poet, Music Enthusiast, and possibly more…
Being a Project Manager I found to be a rewarding – multifaceted and multi-directional experience. Since my beginning at Together in January 2015 I grew my appreciation of working alongside other skilled mental health practitioners. My skill and confidence supporting others also developed.
I was a visiting lecturer from September 2015 – May 2018, supporting students at the University of Greenwich. Working with students on counselling courses has been rewarding on a number of different levels: their reflective inquiry has been an enlivening and enriching experience for me. I have also maintained a visiting lecturers role at the University of East London supporting Forensic Psychology students since October 2016.
In 2014, I worked at a number of interesting places including a prison, the University of Kent and Family Health Isis. Working within 3 different health roles I was able to witness mental illness as a health concern for all.
I counsel and supervise in private practice, mostly online, and like the diversity of client contact I have in my working week.
When not working I like to; write, play Basketball, ride my Longboard (Silversurfer) play chess, listen to good Jazz and Bake artisan breads.
I am passionate about the work I am involved with and look for the moment when the light comes on in a persons eyes I am working with.