LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy

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Maz Michael (MBACP Accredited)

I am registered and fully accredited by the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy, the largest UK professional body representing counselling and psychotherapy.

I can offer you:

  • A new perspective on your problems

  • I can help you highlight links between things so that you can get a greater insight into your issues

  • I can help you get more focussed and thereby feel calmer and be more in control of your situation

  • I can offer you consistency of contact and a space to explore your feelings rather than just holding things inside

  • I can help you to release what is no longer serving you

I have been qualified and practicing as a therapist since 2009 and have worked as a therapist for a diverse range of organisations including: Brighton & Hove Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender (LGBT) Switchboard, Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) Brighton University Counselling Service and Young People’s Centre (YPC), Brighton.

I hold a Post-Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling. The Person Centred model prizes the uniqueness of the individual and sees you as the ultimate expert on yourself. My role is to create a safe, supportive and non-judgemental therapeutic partnership with you so that together we can look at and work through what it is that is troubling you.  For more information on Person Centred therapy see here: http://www.bapca.org.uk/about/what-is-it.h

 I also hold a Post-Graduate Certificate in Psychological Wellbeing Practice (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approach). CBT techniques can be very helpful in challenging unhelpful thinking styles or behaviours that perpetuate depression and anxiety.

I am also a trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing -EMDR. EMDR is a recommended treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder but can also be helpful for many issues including anxiety, depression, addictions and grief.

For more information about EMDR see here: http://www.hapuk.org/about-emdr/

Please note: that in order to keep professional boundaries clear, I do not offer counselling sessions to somebody if I have already worked with you on either a conscious breathing experience or a firewalking experience.