Hi my name is Myke and I am an Integrative Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor.
currently a Senior Therapist working
within a residential children's home and learning centre for looked after children and young people
in care between the ages of seven and
seventeen with social, emotional and mental health needs, communication
difficulties (autistic spectrum condition; Asperger's Syndrome, speech,
language and communication needs), ADHD and complex learning needs who have
experienced ACE's and trauma.
previous role as a Therapy Manager I
have had experience of managing a multidisciplinary team of therapists working
with looked after children and young people aged five to 25, I also have experience as a
Substance and Alcohol Misuse Therapist
working within a residential Rehab setting.
I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Expressive therapies, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Dyadic Developmental Practice, Psychotherapy and Parenting (DDP), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Person Centred Therapy (PCT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy - Adolescents (DBT-A).
I am able to use one or a mixture of these theories when working with clients to best meet their requirements.
also have knowledge and further training in other theoretical modalities such
as Transactional Analysis (TA),
Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
and Mindfulness which can be drawn upon and utilised within our counselling
work to suit your individual needs.
a broad range of services to clients including one to one therapy, couples
counselling, same sex relationships, transgender and LGBT+
with relationship issues such as communication problems, conflict, affairs, divorce and separation,
I also work with individuals who are in addiction recovery and
also people who may be suffering with anxiety, stress, depression,
bereavement & loss, grief, trauma, break up of a
relationship, suicide and self-harm.
open ended therapy, which means you can see me short term or long term, based
on your individual needs.
In a nutshell, the support of a therapist can help find ways to accept and make peace with the things we feel we can’t change, and make positive changes where we can. We can increase awareness that we have choices in life and deal with our troubles when they are taking over and affecting our lives in a negative way and this could be because of unresolved issues concerning grief, an inability to let go of the past, feeling overwhelmed with relationship problems, divorce, drug or alcohol dependency – the list is endless and complex because people themselves are complex and life can throw a multitude of difficulties our way.
I provide counselling/ therapy services to individuals, schools, workplace and employee assistance programmes (EAP).