Liberate Counselling, Wath upon Dearne, Rotherham

A Counselling Service in Wath upon Dearne, near Rotherham

If you are looking for counselling help, you may want to feel better as quickly as possible. As an experienced therapist in private practice, I know that when I give you my full attention, you should start to feel lighter immediately. It will feel natural to unburden yourself, help to ground you and reduce stress. I offer talking therapy for various concerns, and I aim to help you find a way forward.

Telling me what you are going through should be easier than talking to others because I am not confrontational, and I keep your personal experiences confidential. I will support you with compassion but without offering advice because I know you need to be in control.

The service I provide also offers the following benefits:

  • Male counsellor - some people prefer male counsellors
  • Flexible hours - sessions from morning until late evening
  • Online counselling available - therapy from where you are
  • Free consultation - see if we are a good fit at no cost to you
  • Prompt reply - "usually responds in an hour" - Google

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I use a person centred approach, which means that I believe that you are the expert on yourself, and therefore you are the best person to choose the topic of conversation. I will apply my personal and professional experience to help you work through your problems and achieve the goals you identified when beginning counselling.

If you've never seen a counsellor before, you might have a few questions you'd like me to answer before you go any further.

What is Counselling?

Counselling is a talking therapy that helps you feel better by exploring your thoughts and feelings with a trusted professional. Your counsellor would work with you to examine your perspectives so you can find solutions yourself.

The aim is for you to have better self-understanding, more self-compassion, happier relationships and the life you choose. I believe that I can help you to live freely through a journey of self-discovery.

Here's a tip for you: a true sense of self is effective in bringing you peace of mind.

Read what this client said:

Counselling helps you find who you are

"I felt I could understand more about who I am and what my future expectations are."

ML - 30th March 2018

That's right: this person found a clearer sense of self and direction: and so could you!

Generally speaking, it takes courage to take the steps you are thinking of taking.

"One in four adults and one in 10 children experience mental illness, and many more of us know and care for people who do."

NHS England - "Mental Health"

Why You Stay Stuck

I believe that the reason there is so much suffering in the world is that society is judgemental. We hide our problems from others as a way of protecting ourselves. That isn't helpful, and perhaps you are reading this because you now realise you need to find someone who understands you.

Would Talking to a Counsellor Help?

You need to feel able to talk freely about all the aspects of your life because it might just be that the one area you hold back on stops you from becoming whole. However, this is not easy if you fear judgement because of your beliefs.

Let me reassure you: my Christian faith, which demands my respect for others, means you can freely explore the part your own beliefs play in your path to healing.

Michael Underwood MBACP - Counsellor in Rotherham

If we can build a relationship of trust, that should offer a secure starting point for further exploration.

Michael Underwood MBACP

Whoever you are or whatever troubles you have, I aim to enable you to make sense of everything and feel truly alive.

I am qualified to deliver online therapy as well as face-to-face sessions.

See my qualifications and training.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy Registration membership
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Counselling progress hinges on how comfortable you feel talking to your counsellor; this is because the things you probably need to talk about are hard to share with the people you know.

"Things you might have buried long ago that you avoided dealing with at the time will not be easy to talk to just anyone about."

Free Consultation

I offer a free 30-minute consultation to help you decide if I am the right person for you. You could use either a video app or telephone for this - whichever is most comfortable for you. Alternatively, your free consultation could be part of your first face-to-face appointment, which would last up to one hour - for just £20.

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In this video, I explain briefly how I would work with you. I hope that this will help you make an informed decision about what to do next.

Covid-19 Update (1st June 2021)

Online therapy is, of course, Covid safe since we would not have to meet in person. However, I am now also taking bookings for face-to-face sessions.

There are some safety precautions in place. These include regular room cleaning, hand sanitising on entry, chairs distanced at 2 metres, and notices reminding everyone to inform me if any Covid symptoms occur. I will also wear a mask if you prefer.

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