Counselling for Mental Health & Well-Being

An accessible counselling service in Rotherham for when times are tough

Therapy near you - Mike Underwood

Hi, I’m Mike Underwood. I have a private counselling service in Wath upon Dearne, near Rotherham, providing affordable mental health services for individual adults. I have years of experience in working with people to improve their lives, and I aim to use my skills and knowledge for your benefit.

Mental health for a happy life

I know life can be a struggle if you’re trying to survive emotionally when all you want is peace of mind.

Maybe you worry you’re not coping and wish you could share your concerns with somebody but feel that friends and family may not understand or keep it confidential.

However, counselling positively impacts your quality of life because knowing that the conversation is private, you can safely unburden yourself and immediately improve your feelings. Additionally, you can better understand the nature and cause of your problems and find a way forward that suits you.

Stop overthinking through counselling

Stop Overthinking

Talk through problems instead and find a more effective way to process what’s bothering you.

Talking therapy to release your tension

Let Go of the Past

Explore your triggers and heal hidden traumas with someone who views you with compassion.

Give your inner critic a rest

Mend Relationships

See how personal growth and resilience can reduce your tendency to be triggered.

Looking for Accessible Counselling?

A common difficulty experienced in accessing counselling is finding which service is best for you. However, I offer a free 30-minute chat to see if talking therapy with me is the right fit for you at no cost. Also, you can make an appointment now, avoiding the long waiting lists for free health services.

I’m sure you will find the self-booking appointment system easy to use, and you could easily get an appointment within a day or two.

“I was surprised how quickly I got an appointment.”


Private counselling offers you a range of special features, and I can provide the following.

Experienced male counsellor: You might prefer a male therapist.

Therapy tailored to your needs: We work together in a way that suits you.

Flexible hours, 9 am to 9 pm: See me when it’s convenient for you.

Book an appointment quickly: Avoid the distress caused by waiting.

Affordable sessions: I’m confident my session fees are very reasonable.

Talking therapy online, by phone or face-to-face: You choose.

“Counselling changes lives.”


What Do You Need Help With?

One way to find the best counselling service for you is to see if someone is experienced in the issues affecting your mental health, so here are some of the issues I have helped people with:

  • Depression
  • Bereavement
  • Men’s Issues
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

What Others Have Said

“Talking to you enabled me to get right into my centre.”


“I felt comfortable enough to dive deeper than ever before.”


“I don’t know how it worked. I just feel loads better.”


Counselling FAQs

I am bound by UK law and ethical considerations to disclose harm to children, yourself or others, or serious crimes like terrorism to someone. However, apart from those instances, therapy sessions are confidential, and you can talk without worrying if it’s private. 

For therapy to work, you need to be able to talk as freely as possible. Often, hiding our experiences from others keeps us in isolation, which is not good for us. So, you need to talk and unburden yourself.

I take notes after your session to remind me what you talked about before the next time, but these are protected, and I’m registered as a data controller with the ICO to follow their advice on data protection and keep your personal data safe from unauthorised access.

In the UK, private counselling sessions cost between £30 and £75 for 50 minutes, depending on your circumstances and the type of therapy provided.

However, sessions with me are 60 minutes long. I offer concessionary rates for individuals in certain circumstances.

Type of SessionPrice
Online or Telephone£40

I also offer a free consultation so you can see what talking with me would be like and to help you decide if you wish to go further with my support.

Sessions are structured with a start, middle and end. Simply put, we see what’s troubling you, discuss your thoughts and feelings around your chosen topics, and then I offer feedback on what you’ve said.

First of all, I will aim to help you to relax. I will make you feel welcome and gently inquire what your expectations and aims are in the sessions. The first session is also called a consultation because it gives us both a chance to see if we’re a good fit to work with each other.

Secondly, I aim to listen as you give me an overview in order for me to understand what you’ve been through and help establish how I can be helpful.

Finally, we would round off the session with a summary of the topics discussed that were most important to you. This is to help you learn something valuable to improve your life experience.

According to Dr. Carl Rogers, who founded counselling theory, if the relationship between you and your therapist is one of trust, there will be an improvement in your thinking process.

Thinking patterns such as worrying what others might say or think about you can be unhelpful because you become fearful and stop trusting yourself. Although the intention of worry is to protect you from rejection, you may have formed unrealistic opinions of yourself that impact your mental health.

Talking and discovering how you can be yourself easily with me allows you to get a good idea of who you really are. The “sense of self”, as it is often called, makes it possible for you to trust your inner voice and know your own mind confidently. There should also be an improvement in your ability to make decisions.

Book a Counselling Appointment

Discover how counselling could help you with your current situation without any obligation. You can choose between a half-hour free of charge or a full hour for just £20.

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