Private Counselling for Improved Mental Health

Accessible talking therapy just when you need it the most

Therapy near you - Mike Underwood

Hi, I’m Mike Underwood. I provide private counselling in Wath upon Dearne, near Rotherham, delivering affordable mental health services for individual adults. 

I’ve helped many people improve their lives, and I’m sure you’ll agree it’s best to get help when you need it, not years later. Having said that, you can do something positive by making an appointment for a free initial therapy session now.

A consultation is an initial therapy session that lets you know if talking with me suits you. You can choose between a half-hour consultation free of charge or a full hour for £20.

Mental health services for a happy life

Getting emotionally triggered is like being stuck. No matter how hard you try, you end up trapped in a repeating cycle, upsetting those you love whilst going nowhere. It’s exhausting.

It’s as if you keep sabotaging everything dear to you and don’t know why. If you could understand why you overreact, you might regain self-control. But who can you talk to? Friends and family might not know what to say; will they keep it confidential?

However, talking to a therapist improves your quality of life because knowing the conversation is private, you can safely share your concerns and stop being overwhelmed by strong emotions. In the longer term, you can better understand the nature and cause of your problems and find a way forward.

Stop overthinking through counselling

Stop Overthinking

How would you like to talk through problems instead and find a better way to process what’s bothering you?

Talking therapy to release your tension

Let Go of the Past

You could explore your triggers and heal hidden traumas with someone who views you with compassion.

Give your inner critic a rest

Mend Relationships

If you like, you could learn how personal growth and resilience can empower you to focus on what matters most.

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


Looking for Accessible Counselling?

I understand that finding suitable private counselling can be extremely stressful when you’re far from your best. However, I offer a free 30-minute chat to see if I am the right counsellor for you.

What’s more, you can arrange a counselling session now and avoid long waiting lists. I’m sure you will find the self-booking system easy to use, and you could even get an appointment today or tomorrow.

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


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

Experienced male counsellor: If you struggle to keep going, talking to a male therapist will be easier.

Therapy tailored to your needs: We can work with your problems your way and face them together.

Flexible hours, 9 am to 9 pm: When it’s convenient, outside your working hours or shift patterns.

Fast-track appointments: See a counsellor when you need it most and avoid the distress caused by waiting lists.

Affordable sessions: I’ve researched counselling near me and am confident my charges are reasonable.

Counselling online, by phone or face-to-face: Whichever method of communication suits your lifestyle.

“Counselling changes lives.”


Counselling Services Offered

As you can imagine, talking with a therapist experienced in the mental health issues affecting you is helpful, so here are some of the counselling services I provide.

Of course, after many years in various mental health roles, I’m familiar with other areas of therapy work, too. If you’d like to know more, please see my qualifications and experience.

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


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.

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


Book an 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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